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The Canadian Anti Fraud Centre says the 'one-ring' phone scam has started to target people right across Canada.

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The Canadian Anti Fraud Centre says the 'one-ring' phone scam has started to target people right across Canada.

How to avoid the 'one-ring' phone scam spreading across Canada
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I don't think this would work on a prepaid plan correct?
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Thanks for the heads up, I usually just let my VM take care of unknown callers.
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I’ve been called twice about the CRA saying I’ll be arrested if I don’t pay taxes owed to them
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I recently received a call from Albania, country code 355. Being on a prepaid service, I don't worry about extra fees. As a rule, I don't call back to confirm wrong numbers. If they really want to get a hold of me, voice mail works.
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Yeah, I've probably received a couple of these. Last one was a 717 Pennsylvania area code. One ring or two and then it would hang up. Would never have even considered calling them back though.
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Recognized one in my call log. The number is +222 45 21 23 33, Nouakchott (Capital of Mauritania) on Feb 3 at 3:20 pm.
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Nobody should ever be calling a number back unless they leave a voicemail.
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ticky wrote:
Feb 14th, 2018 3:30 pm
Nobody should ever be calling a number back unless they leave a voicemail.
I always say, "If it is important, they will leave a voicemail."
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Feb 14th, 2018 3:34 pm
I always say, "If it is important, they will leave a voicemail."
If I don't recognize the number I may not answer (especially long distance or a 1800 #.
If I get no voice mail then it was a telemarketer most likely.
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This seems to be escalating in frequency with a couple family members and a few coworkers - multiple calls a day.
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I dont suppose Rogers allows blocking of calls outside of North America do they?

My mother in law is 75 and will obsessively call back any number that calls her. We have explained this scam to her but I dont think it will stop her if they do reach her.
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random numbers have been calling my phone for few weeks now. Also, I keep receiving texts from a random number looking for Camal Horner. I didn't want to reply as I may get charge extra or easier to track.
I googled Camal Horner and it's correcting me to Camel.Face With Tears Of Joy
Good luck!

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