Unfortunately, in today's world, people are getting scammed left and right. Either it is via email, phone call, or old school snail mail, these scammers won't let up. Sadly, tens of thousands of people have been scammed out of their own hard earned money.
They will do everything in their power to make you say the wrong thing and give private information while leading you to believe it's a legitimate email or phone call.
If you get a phone call from the following area codes, you are strongly encouraged not to, one, answer the phone, and two, do not return the call back.
According to "Inc." author Joseph Steinberg, CEO of SecureMySocial, says that scammers will try various tactics to lure their victims in. Some will call numerous times and several times in succession or even hang up in hopes it peeks the caller's curiosity prompting a call back. Other reports say the exact same thing. Beware!
Other scammers will use a recording of someone requesting for help, or in need of serious medical attention. Steinberg says that scammers will do this via text messaging as well.
The following area codes listed below are ones you should steer clear of unless you can make for certain that you know the person on the other line.
264 — Anguilla
876 — Jamaica
268 — Antigua
758 — St. Lucia
441 — Bermuda
242 — Bahamas
246 — Barbados
767 — Dominica
664 — Montserrat
721 — Sint Maarten
345 — Cayman Islands
649 — Turks and Caicos
869 — St. Kitts and Nevis
868 — Trinidad and Tobago
284 — British Virgin Islands
784 — St. Vincent and Grenadines
809, 829, and 849 — Dominican Republic
473 — Grenada, Carriacou, and Petite Martinique
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