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Check the Number First
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.
Take These Steps to Protect Yourself from Robocalls
Michigan's Robocall Crackdown Team
As the Department continues to crack down on robocalls, consumers should take these steps to protect themselves:
- Hang up and call the company directly using a number listed on the company's website.
- Never give personal information to someone you do not know.
- Ignore calls for immediate action; scammers try to use a sense of urgency to get you to act before you can think about what is happening.
- Beware of requests to pay via wire transfer, prepaid debit card, gift card, or any type of payment app.