Scammers Dialing from a Puerto Rican Number

Post on April 17, 2015 by The Victoria Law Group 0 Comments

Puerto Rico is known for a lot of things:  Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, a host of Baseball players, and Menudo and Ricky Martin of course.  But arts and entertainment aside, the island may soon become known for a widespread phone scam that is plaguing South Florida.  Scammers calling from a number with a Puerto Rico area code try to convince targets to send money quickly because a relative has been in an accident.  The best thing to do, call your relative and make sure everything is okay, then report the phone number to the FBI.  It may not stop the calls, but it’ll make the scammers a little less comfortable.

Read Anna Edgerton’s Miami Herald article here:

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