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Jamaican Area Codes

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How the scam works:

If you are a US citizen, be very careful when you are required to call certain numbers, in order to complete a deal, transaction, or redeem a prize.

As close as these might sound to US area codes, numbers like 809, 876, or 284 are actually Caribbean. The whole scam is to keep you on the line for a few minutes, while they are collecting their money.

How to avoid:

Always research the Internet for the area codes and the name of the company you are calling.

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There are 4 comments

  • On Sunday, July 13, 2014, Sandi Mesh wrote:

    I have received numerous calls sometimes 20 a day from Jamaica stating I have won money from 1) Publisher's clearing house 2) UPS unclaimed deliveries 3) IRS and using at least 15 different numbers so far. I have contacted fcc.gov and put in complaint but then a different number calls. I can't believe anyone would believe this scam as they are so unprofessional. I do not answer but keep a list of the number, date and time. I can't believe that they cannot be stopped!

  • On Thursday, October 03, 2013, Randy Chumley wrote:

    I have several people calling me with jamaican area codes and one tells me he works for Bank of america and that I will recieve 11 million dollars when I send 600 dollars to Jamaica.I have asked him several times what the name of the company is and his last name but he changes the subject.
    Ive had 3 differnt people call me with 3 different amounts that I have won.

  • On Tuesday, September 10, 2013, matt hill wrote:

    1 876 463 8720 called and said they were "publishers clearing house" told me i won a million dollars. this is a total scam!!! do not get fooled!!

  • On Tuesday, September 10, 2013, matt hill wrote:

    1 876 463 8720 called and said they were "publishers clearing house" told me i won a million dollars. this is a total scam!!! do not get fooled!!

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