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One ring cell phone scam

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Sioux Falls, SD (KELO AM) - Before you return that cell phone call, check out the number.

Consumers across the country report getting calls on their mobile phones during which the caller hangs up. When cell phone owners call back, they are connected to a paid international adult entertainment service or “chat” line located outside the country.

The area codes that appear on the caller ID often originate from the Dominican Republic (809), Jamaica (876), British Virgin Islands (284) and Grenada (473).

The best defense for not getting those unauthorized charges?  If you do not recognize the number, do not call back until you check out the number thoroughly.

Check your wireless bills carefully and inform your carrier if you spot any unauthorized charges.