A phone scam that repeats itself in modified forms every few years is once again spreading throughout the United States. Don’t be a victim!
Criminals target people simply by calling them. Intended victims receive a call on their phones from area code 473 which rings once and then disconnects, thereby arousing the call-recipient’s natural curiosity – “who just called me and from where?” Sometimes the caller actually allows the phone to ring long enough for the victim to answer — after which the caller (or the caller’s robocaller system) makes groaning sounds or otherwise indicates that he or she is in distress and then hangs up, enticing the victim to wonder what is going on and call back.
If either of these happens to you – don’t call back. This is a scam which could result in high long distance charge.