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i was sent this by my IT dept today figured id pass it around!

I have just received this email, even though I am not sure about the accuracy of this info but I have to pass it to you in case you got a similar call

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Do Not 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.

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 U.S. , you will apparently be charged$2425 per-minute.

The 809area code is located in the Dominican Republic The charges afterward can become a real nightmare.

That's 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.

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I work as a Telecommunications engineer for a large financial services firm. We had a similar incident several years back when pagers were all the rage. Shady companies would sent out a bunch of pages and folks would just call then back. We never paid a dime towards that stuff but it was so much of a hassle that we have blocked out phone switches from calling certain area codes/numbers. You can Google "toll fraud" to read all about it.

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