If you do become a victim to this “one-ring” scam, contact your phone carrier. I can’t guarantee it, but my experience is pretty positive with cellphone carriers removing fraudulent charges from your bill. And if you don’t ask them to remove the charges, they will for sure not do it.
You can make a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission by going online to www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov, or calling (877) FTC-HELP (382-4357.)
Contact me at Seniors vs. Crime at the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office at 242-9211, ext. 4433, to report scams, fraud, or other crooked schemes. Most of what I learn starts out with questions from the folks who contact me.
Randy Meier is the director of Seniors vs. Crime, which operates in conjunction with the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office.