International Telephone Number Scam Lawyers

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What Is an International Telephone Number Scam?

If you call an unfamiliar telephone number, you may end up paying a lot of money for an international telephone call.  Advertisements and promotions may tempt consumers into calling international phone numbers.  They may promise information and other services (i.e. psychic readings, chat lines, etc.).  If you call, you may actually be calling an international “pay-per-call” number.  This may end up in a costly phone bill.  Each country has its own telephone rates with no limit to the per-minute charge.  The companies running these ads receive a portion of the long-distance charge.

What Type of Information Should I Know before I Call?

There are certain things that you should know before making a call to an unfamiliar phone number: 

How Can I Protect Myself?

If you are presented with an ad for an information or entertainment service, or receive a call from such a company, you should remember: 

If you have a complaint, you can also contact the state Attorney General or the Federal Communications Commission’s National Call Center.

Do I Need a Lawyer Experienced with International Telephone Number Scams?

A lawyer would be able to help you determine whether you are a victim to an international telephone number scam.  A lawyer would also be able to counsel you on whether any legal remedies are available or how you may go about filing a complaint.

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Last Modified: 09-12-2011 02:49 PM PDT

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