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Don't fall for the 'One Ring' scam

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Dougherty Co. Sheriff's Captain Craig Dodd Dougherty Co. Sheriff's Captain Craig Dodd
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

 Dougherty County Sheriff's Investigators are warning South Georgians to use caution returning missed phone calls, especially when your phone only rings once.

The Federal Trade Commission and the Better Business Bureau have issued warnings about the "one ring scam."

Scammers are using auto dialers to call cell phones across the nation, letting the phone ring once, and then hang up. When you call that number back, you get slammed with a large international call charge.

Sheriff's Investigators urge you to not return calls. "If you don't know the number, don't call it back. There is no point in calling it back, if you don't know them. Unless you of course are in a business situation, and you don't have any choice. If it's not what you think it is, hang up immediately," said Dougherty Co. Sheriff's Captain Craig Dodd.

Sheriff's Investigators urge you to check your phone bill line by line, to make sure you have not been scammed.

If you have, file a complaint with your Sheriff's office and try to resolve the charges with your phone carrier.

 

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