NYC Scams 101: Don't Fall for 'Single Ring' Robocalls Targeting New Yorkers

A new type of 'single ring' robocall scam is hitting New Yorkers lately, and the FCC has issued a warning to ignore it. The scam works like this:

  1. A target will receive a call from a number where it only rings one time.
  2. The target may end up calling the number back, thinking it was a legitimate call
  3. The target ends up calling a premium number, where a charge would hit the phone bill.

The best way to avoid this kind of scam is to use a robocall-filtering app, such as RoboKiller, available on the iTunes App Store and Google Play.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their dog. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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