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One Ring Robocall Scams

Spot It

The “One Ring” scam takes place when a robocaller calls a number and hangs up after a ring or two.

They may call repeatedly, hoping the consumer calls back to what is really an international number, and runs up a toll that is largely paid to the scammer.  

They may also call repeatedly and hang up when you finally answer. This is to find a target. A live telemarketer or scammer will then call you immediately after.

Stop It

Don’t call back. Don’t answer the immediate follow-up call.

If you’ve received this kind of robocall or scam, file a complaint with our office; the Federal Trade Commission; or call toll-free, 877-FTC-HELP (877-382-4357).

Additional tips for robocalls can be found here.