so glad I found this site......and didn't call them back. received call at 11:36pm last night
Just got a call from this number, rang once then quit. I've been hearing phone scams are on the rise
Called at 3a.m. PST. Rang twice and hung up.
I got the call at 5:00 a.m. Guess they can't figure out the time differance?
Just got this call 8:55am today..(February 4th 2014) I attempted to return the call but my carrier would not permit it and told me to learn more from my carrier.
Got the call too... what had you recently signed up for.... I just registered for honeyfund... could it be from that?
Got the first call from 268-762-0042 on 1/30/14 at 3:25pm (central)
Got the second call from 268-762-0041 on 2/3/14 at 11:25pm (central)
Called no message. 12:21 pm
called .... did not leave message ... same day as the Caribbean area scam was on local news.
SCAM call from this number 268-762-0041
1 ring hung up called back said could not complete as dialed
They just called me. Nearly midnight on a Sunday night.
I, however, ALWAYS Google weird numbers. Time to add them to the block list!
Glad I googled the number before calling back.
Foreign callers are not worried about US laws.
Thanks for the alert, BigD. Two rings on my cell phone, and the number retained on the phone. Did not return call. HOOK
You'll be fine. The US carriers have not allowed the pay-per-minute-without-explicit-acceptance in million years. I don't believe this is what these calls are trying to accomplish. I think they're calling numbers from a list to see which ones are still "live"--which only takes a few rings to do. If they don't get the "out of service" message after the first ring, they know the number's "live." Furthermore, they don't have to pay for the call because it's never connected.
The phone call was late at night. Only 2 rings and then a hang up. They did not leave a message.
This is the second time I received a call from this number. I did not answe. I googled and saw your post. Thanks
Calls, but no answer, scam?
Has called three times in the last week. It rings once or twice, but no one leaves a message. I love having a board like this to see there is a pattern with numbers like these. I too won't answer if I do not recognize the number. I figure if it is important they will leave a message.
There is an App that you can download called Mr. Number....I love it ...it will block any calls not in your contacts...it will also block unwanted texts....try it... :)
Has been calling me every other day with two rings and no message. I'm really glad I checked here now.
Call rang 2 times and no message
Did not answer. Wife's $ my phone rang at same time.
Got a call just now 11:29 PM from 268-762-0041, I was curious about the area code then I googled the number only to find out that these calls are from scammers. I answered said hello twice and they hang up just trying to get you to call back, don't do it or you will be charged an arm and a leg.
Talked with gov office today (Friday)?they are working out a way to shut down their numbers.
Unfortunately, I could not get a time-line.
Google "one ring scam"
This is an international call, if you call back there will be normally be one $10 fee plus at least $1/min after that... Do NOT call back!! It's in the news and on the BBB website.
Calls almost every day and never leaves a message!
Okay guys DO NOT CALL BACK! READ THIS FIRST or it WILL cost you $30 MINIMUM. Please tell your friends. This is from wikipedia:
The 268 area code has been linked to a scam known as the "one ring scam". Which attempts to illicit a response from the victim by calling, usually at odd hours, then hanging up almost immediately with the hope that they will be curious enough to call the number back. When the victim does this, an automatic $19.95 international call fee is charged to their account, as well as $9.98/min. This scam has also been linked to Grenada (area code 473), Antigua (area code 268), Jamaica (area code 876), the Dominican Republic (area code 809) and the British Virgin Islands (area code 284).
Same here. 6:42AM (before they're legally allowed to start) on a saturday. Hope they burn in hell.