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cellhound

Feb 5, 2004, 10:05 AM
MAJOR SCAM:
Don't respond to Emails, 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 a lots of money.

There are lot 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 cod...
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TMGuru

Feb 5, 2004, 5:55 PM
1-809-xxx-xxxx is Dominican Republic, it's not the Bahamas.
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cellhound

Feb 6, 2004, 5:59 AM
whatever ..i'm sure you get the idea
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