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

Well, if you wanted to call that number back, I hope you decided not to. And if you did, 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.

To some, a $19.95 unexpected loss of money could be the difference between paying the bills that week or not.

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

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

If you’re a person who’s more vulnerable to fall for particular scams because of the promise of money, is it because you have bills you’re struggling to pay and you’re falling in debt?

If that’s the case, I’d like for you to consider a better option – filing for bankruptcy. It’s nothing to be afraid of and may be your best option for getting out of debt. With the right attitude, proper lifestyle changes and some patience, you can even come out of a bankruptcy better than you went into it, financially.

It’ll take some work though and we have a 14-week program that will help you called “7 Steps to 720.” This program is free for our clients and it teaches you things the credit card companies don’t want you to know in regards to rebuilding your credit the right way.

Let us help you.

If this is you, contact us today, either 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.