Another new scam to steal you money…..Consumer experts are warning cellphone users about a new scam that could lead to big charges on your phone bill…..

It's called the "One Ring" cellphone scam because that's how many times callers let it ring before they hang up.

What you do next determines whether you become a victim.  Hundreds of thousands of people are losing money, because they can't stand the curiosity of who would call them and not leave a they call the number back....and that's how you lose money


If you call the number back, the scammers slap your phone bill with a $20 connection fee, and then keep charging you $9 a minute as you wait for a real person to come on the line.

This program is capable of dialing tens of thousands of numbers a day....It's a numbers game……They'll send out a million of these and they know that at least 1 percent is going to call back, so it's quite an effective money maker for the crooks

According to the Better Business Bureau, the devious dialers just started their scam this month and it's sweeping fast across the country.

Most of the calls are coming from Caribbean countries with U.S.-like area codes. One of the numbers that show up on your caller ID is 268-762-0021.

…..experts say the best way not to get scammed is to keep your curiosity in check.

"If you just don't recognize the number, don't call them back. If there's no message, it's not worth calling back," …as with anything…if someone really want to get a hold of you to talk ...they will find a way or leave a message…….CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT…OR IN THIS CASE THE CELL PHONE BILL

You've been warned

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