Prevent Debt Collection Scams

Common Scam Uses Ringtones and Music to Trap You

Did your phone ring once and when you went to go pick it up, you didn’t recognize the number? 

If you decided to call that number back, make sure to take a good look at your phone bill.

According to a new Better Business Bureau (BBB) Scam Alert, this mystery call is a new way scammers are you charging you money unbeknownst to you.

When recipients return the missed call, they’re being charged a $19.95 international fee along with a $9-per-minute charge. The caller may even hear music or advertising on the other line as the charge mounts.

These calls appear to be coming from area codes representing the Caribbean Islands of Grenada, Antigua, Jamaica and the British Virgin Islands.

If this happens to you, notify your phone provider immediately.

“The earlier you document the fraud, the better your chances of having some or all of the charges removed,” said Tom Bartholomy, BBB President.

Don’t let these scammers take your hard-earned money from you: be aware of scams that are going on.

Help When You’re in Financial Trouble

At Darrell Castle & Associates, we do our best to keep our audience apprised of popular scams affecting people’s money.

That’s because we’ve seen the damage one wrong financial move can do. We know how for many people, a $19.95 unexpected loss of money could be the difference between paying the bills that week or not.

For decades, we’ve helped people get out of debt through bankruptcy. We’ve seen that with the right attitude and some patience, you can come out of a bankruptcy better than you went into it. We can help you do it.

To get started with a free appointment, contact us today online or by calling us at (901) 327-2100.  One of our experienced Memphis bankruptcy attorneys will be happy to speak with you, free of charge.