Watch for this scam!

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  1. GarciaVega

    GarciaVega Razor Ramon

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    I don't know who knows about this scam yet or ifts been posted but i kept getting a text message telling me to call back an 809 area code number... i just disregarded it.. but today at work I got this email(below) from AT&T to our staff..

    apparently some bitch called here last week from an 809 area code.
    the woman said, "Hey, this is Karen. Sorry I missed you-get back to us
    quickly, Have something important to tell you." Then she repeated a phone
    number,
    beginning with 809. We didn't respond. Then this week, we
    received the

    following e-mail: AREA CODE 809, 284 AND 876

    THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION PROVIDED TO US BY AT&T.

    DON'T EVER DIAL AREA CODE 809

    MAJOR SCAM:
    Don't respond to E mails, phone calls, or web pages which tell
    you to call an "809" area Phone Number. This is a very important issue
    of Scam Busters because it alerts you to a scam that is spreading
    *extremely* quickly, can easily cost you $2400 or more, and is difficult to
    avoid unless you are aware of it. We'd like to thank Verizon for
    bringing this scam to our attention. This scam has also been identified
    by the National Fraud Information Center and is costing victims lots of
    money. There are lots of different permutations of this scam.


    HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:
    You will receive a message on your answering machine or your
    pager, which asks you to call a number beginning with area code 809.
    The reason you're asked to call varies. It can be to receive
    informationabout a family member who has been ill, to tell you someone
    has-beenarrested,died, to let you know you have won a wonderful prize, etc. In
    eachcase, you are told to call the 809 number right away. Since there are
    so many new area codes these days, people unknowingly return
    these calls. If you call from the US, you will apparently be charged
    $2425 per-minute. Or, you'll get a long recorded message. The point
    is, they will try to keep you on the phone as long as possible to
    increase the charges. Unfortunately, when you get your phone bill, you'll
    often be charged more than $24,100.00.

    WHY IT WORKS:
    The 809 area code is located in the British Virgin Islands (The
    Bahamas). The 809 area code can be used as a "pay-per-call"
    number, similar to 900 Numbers in the US. Since 809 is not in the US, it
    is not covered by U.S. regulations of 900 numbers, which require that
    you be notified and warned of charges and rates involved when you call
    a pay-per-call" number. There is also no requirement that the
    company provide a time period during which you may terminate the call
    without being charged. Further, whereas many U.S. homes that have 900
    number blocking to avoid these kinds of charges, do not work in
    preventing calls to the 809 area code.

    We recommend that no matter how you get the message, if you are
    asked to call a number with an 809 area code that you don't recognize,
    just disregard the message. Be wary of e-mail, or calls, asking you
    to call an 809 area code number. It's important to prevent becoming a
    victim of this scam, since trying to fight the charges afterwards can
    become a real nightmare. That's because you did actually make the call.
    If you complain, both your local phone company and your long distance
    carrier will not want to get involved and will most likely tell you that
    they are simply providing the billing for the foreign company. You'll
    end up dealing with a foreign company that argues they have done
    nothing wrong.

    so watch for those area codes.. 809,284,876
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  2. wow, holy shit @ over 2000 bucks a min.
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  3. GarciaVega

    GarciaVega Razor Ramon

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    ^^hell yeah

    they can charge whatever


    no laws there toregulate that shit..


    these fuckers sent me text messages twice
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  4. Ben Official

    Ben Official Active Member

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    Yeah I saw this shit on that old MTV Myths show once, about that 809 area code. it was true.
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  5. Dely

    Dely In The Trap

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    hahaha that shyt is so fuckin gully

    only reason im mad is because i didnt think of this lol
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  6. TK-Arsenal

    TK-Arsenal beastin'

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    naa thats the thing you wouldn't have to pay them, youd have to pay your phone company...
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  7. Numberz

    Numberz KING

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    Yeah, I saw that shit on there, too. I ain't remember the area code. Bet I'll remember it now, though.
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  8. Enginear1

    Enginear1 Im Back

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    thats straight fucked..

    fuckin scam artists. DIE.
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  9. Ice-Cold aka Blue

    Ice-Cold aka Blue Call Me BuGSiE

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    omtg, thats gangsta as shit. but i dont know what i would do if that shit happened to me, i would fucking flip lol goodl ord
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  10. Majestic...

    Majestic... New Member

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    Somone i know got suckered...
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  11. DrFeelinFine

    DrFeelinFine New Member

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    whats the number, i want to dial it on peoples phones and leave it off the hook.
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  12. E. Fate

    E. Fate Guest

    This might end up being problem for me, since I got fam from the 284 (Tortola, British Virgin Islands) area code..hell, it's where I was born.
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  13. The Militant

    The Militant New Member

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    u should get ur fam to make their phone like 2000bucks a minute

    you might as well ride with it
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  14. Steve Urkel

    Steve Urkel Guest

    WOW, Thats Fucking Spooky AS FUCK
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  15. The Militant

    The Militant New Member

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