Scammers are making thousands of calls from 971 area code telephone numbers. The scammers contact potential victims claiming they are from USPS, Apple, Microsoft, and other companies. Also, scammers are making calls from 971 area code telephone numbers using autodialers or robocalls and letting the phone ring once. The scammers hope the recipients will see the miss call and ring back the 971 number that called them. But, this is a fake phone call used to trick the recipients into calling back international phone numbers that are premium pay-per-minute services that the recipients will be charged for. This is a type of scam is called One-Ring or Wangiri.
One-Ring or Wangiri scam is a fake phone call used to trick the recipients into calling back international phone numbers that are premium pay-per-minute services that the recipients will be charged for. The money collected via the premium pay-per-minute services will be paid over to the scammers unless the scam is detected and shut down by the callers' service providers. The danger of these scams is not receiving the phone calls, but calling back the phone numbers. Therefore, recipients of missed calls from the same telephone numbers are advised not to call back.
Below are some 971 telephone numbers that people have reported getting scam calls from. If you received scam calls from a telephone number not listed below, please add it to a comment below.
971 Area Code Scam Telephone Numbers