Beware of Unfamiliar Callers with these Area Codes

NEW YORK — If you receive a call or text from an unfamiliar area code, you may want to read this first. is reporting the ‘one ring scam’ that shows up periodically has resurfaced. Scammers are using auto-dialers to call cellphone numbers across the country. They let the phone ring once, just enough for a missed call message to pop up, then hang up. Frank Dorman, who works with consumer fraud and debt collection in the Federal Trade Commission‘s Office of Public Affairs, said in an email Friday the racket “has been going on for a while.”