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Q: researching phone numbers ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: researching phone numbers
Category: Business and Money > eCommerce
Asked by: celticagent-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 14 Jun 2004 10:31 PDT
Expires: 14 Jul 2004 10:31 PDT
Question ID: 360895
What is this phone number:  242-279-1103
Subject: Re: researching phone numbers
Answered By: aceresearcher-ga on 14 Jun 2004 11:03 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Greetings, celticagent!


Unless you're expecting a call from someone you know in the Bahamas.

The area code for this number originates in the Bahamas, one of the
more prolific locations for something known as "Area Code Scams".

"The Scam Works Something Like This:
You get an e-mail, voicemail or page telling you to call a phone
number with an 809, 284, or 876 (or some other three-digit) area code
to collect a prize, find out about a sick relative, engage in sex
talk, etc.

You assume you are making a domestic long distance call - as "809",
"284", and "876" (and other three-digit area codes involved in this
scam) appear to be typical three-digit U.S. area codes.

When you dial the "809", "284" or "876" (or other three-digit) area
code plus the number, however, you're actually connected to a phone
number outside the United States, often in Canada or the Caribbean,
and charged international call rates. (In this case, 809 goes to the
Dominican Republic, 284 goes to the British Virgin Islands, and 876
goes to Jamaica.)"

You don't find out about the higher international call rates until you
receive your phone bill.

The Fraud Bureau provides a list of Caribbean Area Codes of which to be wary:
"264 Anguilla
 268 Antigua & Barbuda 
 242 Bahamas 
 246 Barbados 
 441 Bermuda (Atlantic) 
 284 British Virgin Islands 
 345 Cayman Islands 
 767 Dominica 
 809 Dominican Republic 
 473 Grenada & Carriacou 
 876 Jamaica 
 664 Montserrat 
 787 Puerto Rico 
 869 St. Kitts & Nevis 
 758 St. Lucia 
 784 St. Vincent & the Grenadines 
 868 Trinidad & Tobago 
 649 Turks & Caicos Islands 
 340 U.S. Virgin Islands"

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glad to see what I can do for you.

I hope that this Answer provides exactly the information you were seeking!


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