The latest in an increasing number of cellphone scams has it recently. Curiosity killed the cat but, in this case, satisfaction will cost you $20-30 on your cellphone bill. And there’s nothing you can do to prevent it.
“If you pick up your phone and see a missed call from a number you don’t recognize, you may want to think twice about calling back.
You could be a potential victim of the growing “one-ring phone scam,” which the Better Business Bureau (BBB) warned consumers about last week. As in most phone-based scams, the perpetrators use auto-dialing computer programs to call phones all over the country.
In this case, the scammers let the phone ring once — just enough to cause a missed call message to pop up on victims’ phones — and then hang up. Victims who call the number back are connected to a paid “adult entertainment service” located overseas.”
Thanks to NBC News