Last night, right before going to bed, a friend had posted an article on Facebook about fraudulent calls being placed to cell phones. I did not even open the store, I just scrolled past it. Then, last night at 3:00 a.m., I got a call from a 473 area code. My first inclination was to return the call, as some areas of Arizona are 480 (and so I thought another area may be 473), and my mother-in-law and father-in-law live there (and are older). Then I remembered reading scrolling past the story, and decided to google the area code first. I am so thankful I did. These are fraudulent calls, and will result in an extremely high charge from your cell phone carrier if you call the number back.
Here are a few stories about the calls:
This is a nationwide issue, and myself, my husband, and a work colleague all received calls last night!