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Old 07-27-2006, 10:13 AM   #1
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IMPORTANT INFO ABOUT AREA CODE

We actually received a call last week from the 809 area code. The woman said "Hey, this is Karen. Sorry I missed you--get back to us quickly. I Have something important to tell you." Then she repeated a phone number beginning with 809 . "We didn't respond".







Then this week, we received the following e-mail:







Subject: DON'T EVER DIAL AREA CODE 809 , 284 AND 876







THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION PROVIDED TO US BY AT&T. DON'T EVER DIAL AREA CODE 809







This one is being distributed all over the US . This is pretty scary, especially given the way they try to get you to call.

Be sure you read this and pass it on.

They get you to call by telling you that it is information about a family member who has been ill or to tell you someone has-been arrested, died, or to let you know you have won a wonderful prize, etc.

In each case, you are told to call the 809 number right away. Since there are so many new area codes these days, people unknowingly return these calls.







If you call from the US , you will apparently be charged $2425 per-minute.







Or, you'll get a long recorded message. The point is, they will try to keep you on the phone as long as possible to increase the charges. Unfortunately, when you get your phone bill, you'll often be charged more than $24, 100.00.







WHY IT WORKS:







The 809 area code is located in the British Virgin Islands (The Bahamas).

The charges afterwards can become a real nightmare. That'* because you did actually make the call. If you complain, both your local phone company and your long distance carrier will not want to get involved and will most likely tell you that they are simply providing the billing for the foreign company. You'll end up dealing with a foreign company that argues they have done nothing wrong.







Please forward this entire message to your friends, family and colleagues to help them become aware of this scam







Sandi Van Handel

AT&T Field Service Manager

(920)687-9042
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I never return calls like that. If it is important enough they will call me back.
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Me too. If they ain't in my phone book, I don't answer. If they leave a message and I still don't recognize them, screw 'em...
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I don't have voicemail on my phone, and I hardly ever answer it.
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I don't have voicemail on my phone, and I hardly ever answer it.
that is why we don't call you
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my rule of thumb is if i dont know the person theni dont call them back..

If its Importin they will call back
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I don't have voicemail on my phone, and I hardly ever answer it.
that is why we don't call you
Y'all CAN'T call me right now b/c I'm out of minutes.
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chris...you have a lame phone....

and yeah me as well...i always screen my calls....
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i answer everything, if i can
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