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In the News (Tue 18 Jun 19)

  
  809 Area Code Scam
The "809" scam has many permutations but they all involve a message to you (either by email, phone or pager) that you immediately call or fax a number in the "809" area code or some other area code in the Caribbean.
The "809" area code is in the Caribbean, yet most people are not aware that they are making an international call when they dial the "809" area code, since you simply dial 1-809-xxx-xxxx to make the call.
When you return one of these "pay-per-call" 809 calls, the scamsters try to keep you on the phone as long as possible, and you may be charged very high rates for the call, reportedly up to $25 per minute.
www.scambusters.org /809Scam.html   (1325 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The 809 scam has been around for a long time and is making its way through the use of email in its attempts to part innocent victims from their money.
The 809 scam refers to an innocent recipient receiving a phone, faxed, email or pager message that asks the recipient to telephone the sender of the message immediately using an 809 area code.
Once the innocent victim calls the 809 area code number, the victim ends up contacting a person who tries to keep the victim on line or the victim is met with a long recorded message or even a clever recording that responds to the caller's voice.
www.fraudbureau.com /articles/consumer/article18.html   (484 words)

  
 809 Area Code Scam
The poor person called the "809" number only to be put on hold for a very long time - over an hour, then get hung up.
The 809 area code is similar in concept to 900 numbers.
The problem is that the 809 area code is in a foreign country (the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean) and thus is not covered by United States law.
www.makemoneynow.us /809-area-code-scam.htm   (535 words)

  
 The 809 Area Code Phone Scam - U-M Virus Busters
The reason this works is because the 809 area code is not in the United States, and therefore is not regulated by the tariff laws that apply here; unfortunately, since no international dialing code is needed, it isn't obvious that one is dialing where U.S. law does not apply.
In fact, while the 809 are code once included the British Virgin Islands, it does no longer: their area code is now 284; thanks to Berton Smith for pointing this out to us.
Since 809 is not in the US, it is not covered by US > regulations of 900 numbers, which require that you be notified and warned > of charges and rates involved when you call a "pay-per-call" number.
www.umich.edu /~vbusters/hoaxes/809scam.html   (1255 words)

  
 Area Code 809 Phone Scam Reported by AT&T   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The 809 area code is located in the British Virgin Islands (The Bahamas).
The 809 area code can be used as a "pay-per-call" number, similar to 900 numbers in the US.
Since 809 is not in the US, it is not covered by U.S. regulations of 900 numbers, which require that you be notified and warned of charges and rates involved when you call a "pay-per-call" number.
www.genesistems.com /tips/vhx_tip02.htm   (568 words)

  
 Opinion: ineffective warnings about 809 calls
Warnings have been issued about a scam in which people receive messages to call a phone number in area code 809, that turns out to be an international call and may therefore have relatively high rates.
At the time, calls to area code 809 could have gone to any one of several countries in the Carribean, but the particular phone number involved was in the British Virgin Islands.
This is one of the better notices about this scam, because it identifies numerous area codes other than 809 that this scam could apply to.
www.cageyconsumer.com /useless.html   (612 words)

  
 809   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Section 809 of the tax code, which seeks to calculate...
Section 809 is the controversial tax code provision...
Since Section 809 was enacted in 1984, there has been an ongoing...
enzyklopadie.cc /809   (373 words)

  
 809_pa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The tank coil of the 2A5 buffer tubes is link coupled to the grid circuit of the 809 PA. A one turn link is used at both ends.
At the left is the 809 tank circuit and neutralizing capacitor.
The plate circuit is shielded from the grid input circuit by a piece of grounded aluminum sheet.
www.qsl.net /ab0cw/809pa.htm   (181 words)

  
 809 area code scam
You get a message via e-mail, voicemail or page telling you to call a phone number with an 809 (sometimes other three-digit) area code to collect a prize, find out about a relative that has a health problem, engage in sex talk, and more.
Since the 809 code looks like a typical US area code you assume your making a domestic call.
However, by dialing the 809 area code, you’re actually connected to a phone number outside the US.
www.callingbargains.com /809scam.htm   (185 words)

  
 809 Phone Scam - Beware
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.
www.fcc.gov /cgb/consumerfacts/809.html   (537 words)

  
 TELEPHONE SCAM REGARDING DIALING 809 AREA CODE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This is a very important issue of Scam busters because it alerts you to a scam that is spreading *extremely* quickly and can easily cost you $24100 or more, and is difficult to avoid unless you are aware of it.
WHY IT WORKS: The 809 area code is located in the British Virgin Islands (The Bahamas).
We recommend that no matter how you get the message, if you are asked to call a number with an 809 area code that you don't recognize just disregard the message.
www.meckcom.net /telephonescam.htm   (626 words)

  
 [trikes] Fw: off topic 809 AREA-CODE SCAM ALERT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Please insure no one dials > > an 809 area code, unless you are fully aware of where that number > > leads to.
The 809 area code can be used as a "pay-per-call" > > number, similar to 900 numbers in the US.
Since 809 is not in > > the US, it is not covered by U.S. regulations of 900 numbers, > > which require that you be notified and warned of charges and > > rates involved when you call a pay-per-call" number.
www.ihpva.org /pipermail/trikes/2001q3/012753.html   (885 words)

  
 Bogus-warning!-!-----Never-Dial-Area-Code-809-(fwd)
Since 809 is not in the US, it is not covered by US regulations of 900 numbers, which require that you be notified and warned ofcharges and rates involved when you call a "pay-per-call" number.
We recommend that no matter how you get the message, if you are asked to call a number with an 809 area code that you don't recognize, investigate further and/or disregard the message.
Be "very" wary of email or calls asking you to call an 809 area code number.
www.wave-guide.org /archives/emf-l/Aug1999/Bogus-warning!-!-----Never-Dial-Area-Code-809-(fwd).html   (663 words)

  
 Boycott Watch - Area Code 809 Phone Call Scam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The 809 area code scam first surfaced five years ago and continues to victimize consumers on occasion, although much less frequently than in the past.
The bogus e-mail claims the 809 area code sends calls to the British Virgin Islands, when in fact 809 is the country code for the Dominican Republic.
The basic rate for a call to the Dominican Republic is less than $3 a minute although some 809 numbers terminate with pay-per-call services that permit the levy of additional fees.
www.boycottwatch.org /misc/AreaCode809Scam.htm   (1085 words)

  
 Dear Leonard: Don’t Return 809 Calls!
Since there are so many area codes, you never suspect the 809 area code is a foreign country exchange or that it is a “pay per call” number.
The 809 code and other codes are similar to our 900 numbers.
Since 809 is not a U.S. area code, however, you are thus not protected.
www.tscl.org /NewContent/101972.asp   (510 words)

  
 CD Baby: DANNY MCGUINNESS: Room 809 - from radioio
Room 809, the latest release from Chicago-based artist Danny McGuinness, captures a thoroughly unpretentious, inspired jam session that showcases McGuinness' songwriting and vocal prowess backed by the improvisational mastery of guitarist Kent Van Der Kolk.
The duo sat down for a demo session at Los Angeles' Bel Age Hotel (in room 809), and in the process hit a musical stride that lasted for hours.
Room 809 is another strong CD which includes 1 or 2 songs which those who have followed Danny for 10 years or more will recognize.
www.cdbaby.com /cd/dmcguinness3/from/radioio   (592 words)

  
 BTB 809 Baritone Beeper Collar with Remote Activation Control -- E-collars.com Electronic Dog Training Collars & More
The BTB 800 and BTB 809 give you the ability to keep track of your dog?s location when he is out of sight and lets you know when he has gone on point.
The BTB 800 and BTB 809 beeper collars are light weight and built to withstand the rugged conditions and heavy cover dogs often encounter.
The use of both the sound booster element and the long duration, double beep make the BTB 800 and BTB 809 collars much easier to hear at long range.
www.e-collars.com /btb809barbee.html   (312 words)

  
 IP: New Phone Scam 809 Area -- well new versio n of old idea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Be very wary of e-mail >or > >calls asking you to call an "809" area code number.
If you complain, both your local phone company and > >your long distance carrier may not want to get involved and will most >likely > >tell you that they are simply providing the billing for the foreign >company.
But for now, "809" >appears > >to be the most prevalent.
www.interesting-people.org /archives/interesting-people/199908/msg00009.html   (606 words)

  
 OT 809 area code warning
Since 809 is not in the US, it is not covered by = U.S. = regulations of 900numbers, which require that you be notified and = warned of = charges = = = = = = = = = =and rates involved when you call a pay-per-call" number.
This is a very important issue of Scam Busters = = =because it alerts you to a scam that is spreading *extremely* quickly can = = =easily cost you $2400 or more, and is difficult to avoid unless you are aware of it.
Since 809 is not in the US, it is not covered by U.S. regulations of 900numbers, which require that you be notified and warned of charges = = = = = =and rates involved when you call a pay-per-call" number.
www.reversefashion.com /new-6524752-4818.html   (1674 words)

  
 Panavise 809 CCTV Camera Window Mount   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Panavise 809 CCTV Camera Window Mount allows you to mount virtually any device that weighs up to three pounds via T-slot, or 0.25-20 stud screw-style mounting.
Perfect for anything from CCTV cameras where you can't employ a permanent installation, to MP3 players for your car, the Panavise 809 utilizes an easy-to-use suction pad system to mount on virtually any surface that is flat, smooth or non-porous.
This unit has two hinge points that allow you to achieve almost any angle you require with your mobile electronic device, and measures 5.5 x 13 x 3 inches (W x D x H) in dimension.
www.crimsonbird.com /cgi-bin/a.cgi?j=B000246ST6   (179 words)

  
 Bogus-warning!-!-----Never-Dial-Area-Code-809-(Rapley)
Subject: Re: Bogus warning!?!?....Never Dial Area Code 809 (fwd) Roy, I have just returned from leave to find this email on my machine.
I would just like to advise your readers that I discovered such ascam whereby my credit card was charged by a company, of similar name to Global Communications, for services never requested nor received.
This is a very important issue of Internet >ScamBusters because it alerts you to a scam that is; - spreading >"extremely" quickly >- >can easily cost you $100 or more, and - is difficult to avoid unless you > >are aware of it.
www.wave-guide.org /archives/emf-l/Sep1999/Bogus-warning!-!-----Never-Dial-Area-Code-809-(Rapley).html   (886 words)

  
 Area Code 809 Scam Foretold in Alphabetics Bible Code
New Testament lexicon word and page numbers 809 foretell scammers on commission with foreign telephone companies urging calls to British Virgin Islands.
Area code 809 belongs to the British Virgin Islands and is an international long distance charge.
Having been informed of this scam by a friend (later confirmed), I thought I would look up number 809 using the Alphabetics word-number code techniques to see if it had any commentary about this scam.
www.greaterthings.com /Word-Number/809scam.htm   (455 words)

  
 DLD 67-17 - NEW AREA CODE 809 PHONE SCAM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Even more scary, 809 is an international long distance call to the Caribbean.
These regulations require them to warn you of the charge and rate involved, and also to provide a time period during which you may terminate the call without charge.
Many people are reporting getting messages on their answering machines telling them that it is urgent they call a number beginning with 809.
www.thedigest.com /67/67-17.html   (265 words)

  
 FLPD 809 Scam Fraud   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
You listen to the message, which has several wrinkles, but the best one is the caller asks you to call a number beginning with area code 809 to receive information about a family member who has been ill. (They may also tell you someone has been arrested, died, you have won a wonderful prize, etc.)
rooks are using the 809 numbers as "pay-per-calls" and to get around the US Regulations and 900 number blocking.
Since the 809 numbers are in the Caribbean, they aren't bound by US 900# regulations that require them to warn you of the charge and rate involved, and also to provide a time period during which you may terminate the call without being charged.
info.ci.ftlaud.fl.us /police/809scam.html   (379 words)

  
 The 809 Area Code Phone Scam - BreakTheChain.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
We recommend that no matter how you get the message, if you are asked to call a number with an 809 area code that you don't recognize,investigate further and/or disregard the message.
Be *very* wary of email or calls asking you to call an 809 area code since trying to fight the charges afterwards can become a real nightmare.
The 809 area code is not "new." Scambusters did not make this claim.
www.breakthechain.org /exclusives/809.html   (1348 words)

  
 Area Code 809 Hoax
The code 809, which allegedly dials to the British Virgin Islands, actually belongs to the Dominican Republic.
Not all phone numbers with 809 in the area code is part of this scam; most 809 numbers are legitimate, ordinary numbers.
It is not, in fact, $2400 per minute; the figures involved with this scam have been greatly exaggerated over the years.
www.trendmicro.com /vinfo/hoaxes/hoaxDetails.asp?HName=Area+Code+809+Hoax   (813 words)

  
 809 Phone Scam
If you would like to discuss this matter to avoid court action, call Mike Murray at Global Communications at +1 809 496 2700.
You receive a message on your answering machine or your pager which asks you to call a number beginning with area code 809.
Here's why it works: The 809 area code is located in the Caribbean.
www.scambusters.com /ScamBusters8.html   (796 words)

  
 [trikes] Re: Fw: off topic 809 AREA-CODE SCAM ALERT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
http://www.snopes2.com/inboxer/scams/809.htm tells us: Yes, this scam is real, but four important pieces of information to keep in mind are: o Not every phone number in the 809 area code is part of this scam, and calling such a number will not necessarily result in exorbitantly large charges on your phone bill.
Most 809 numbers are ordinary, legitimate phone numbers.
o This scam has been used with other area codes besides 809.
www.ihpva.org /pipermail/trikes/2001q3/012762.html   (239 words)

  
 809 POSSE OF PHILADELPHIA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Reggae/Jazz/Spoken Word on High Seas featuring Freddie McGregor, Marcia Griffiths, Dean Fraser, The 809 Band, and female poets, In the Company of Poets.
The package is sold exclusively through The 809 Posse of Philadelphia.
Entertainment package produced by 809 Posse Productions, endorsed by The Jamaican Federation of Musicians and can only be obtained through International Tours of the Northeast Travel Agency.
www.809posse.com   (82 words)

  
 new balance black sneakers wide 809   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
With our proprietary software we are able to analyze the best resources for new balance fl sneakers wide 809 on the net.
The software uses the latest technological breakthroughs from artificial intelligence, genetic programming, machine learning, and information retrieval.
Much R&D capital has been spent to built this software, and today we are licensing the software to our many partners.
www.kairoseuropa.org /foot-healthcare/new-balance-black-sneakers-wide-809.html   (93 words)

  
 SCAM ALERT: Never Dial Area Code 809   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
You receive a message on your answering machine or your pager which asks you to all a number beginning with area code 809.
When you get your phone bill, you’ll often be charged more than $100.
The 809 area code can be used as a “pay-per-call” number, similar to 900 numbers in the U.S. Since 809 is not in the U.S, it is not covered by U.S. regulations of 900 numbers, which require that you be notified and warned of charges and rates involved when you call a “pay-per-call” number.
www.baltimorechronicle.com /scam_may00.html   (586 words)

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