Caribbean Numbers Continue Phone Scam


tellows is once again receiving several comments regarding Carribean numbers, this time from Montserrat, with code number 664. The scam starts by calling anyone, usually during late hours, so one would think that it is an emergency and would then make a return call. Unfortunately, it is often just a recording generated by a computer system with the purpose of making the victim stay on hold for a longer time. Apparently, it is coming from a „pay-per-call“ line (similar to area code 900 numbers in the US) that charges high fees including international rates.

This scam has been going on since the 90’s and because it is not a US-based number, it is not under US regulations. It would be difficult for those people who were scammed to get assistance and ask for a credit or refund from its local phone carriers since for one, they did make the call, and second, it is already another foreign company in the Carribean that they should be dealing with.

Pimmelkowski reported the number 6644120066:

didn’t manage to get on the phone in time. No wonder when they call me in the middle of the night. 
I did some internet research on this and they don’t want you to answer the phone. They want you to call them back so they’ll earn money.

The pay-per-call scammer in Montserrat, unlike the 900 number in the US, does not inform the caller about charges and rates, nor provide a time limit during which the call can be terminated without being charged.

Below are some of the other area codes in the Caribbean that you should be careful of.

Anguilla
Antigua
Bahamas
Barbados
Barbuda
Bermuda
Brit. Virgin Islands
Caicos Islands
Carriacou
Cayman Islands
Dominica
Dominican Republic

264
268
242
246
268
441
284
649
473
345
767
809
Grenada
Grenadines
Jamaica
Montserrat
Nevis
Puerto Rico
St. Kitts
St. Lucia
St. Vincent
Trinidad & Tobago
Turks Island
US Virgin Islands
473
784
876
664
869
787, 939
869
758
784
868
649
340

And here’s the list of Montserrat’s 664 numbers receiving negative comments in tellows:

Source:
www.verizonenterprise.com

www.scambusters.org

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