DON'T RETURN CALLS FROM THESE AREA CODES -- IT'S A SCAM!

Scammers call your phone and hang up after one ring.

They’re hoping you’ll call back, which allows them to pile on charges while you’re connected.

The calls usually come from outside the US, but you won’t always know that because they come from countries that use a 1+country code.

You could get a $19.95 international call fee plus a charge of upwards of $9 a minute.

The area codes to look out for are 268 (Antigua or Barbudo), 809 (Dominican Republic), 876 (Jamacia), 284 (Virgin Islands), and 473 (Grenada.)

If you do get scammed, tell your carrier, they are usually aware of the scams and will cancel the charges.

In the meantime, if you get a call from a number you don’t recognize….Google the area code and number first so you know where it’s coming from. Plus you may find other people posting about the number being a scam.