call forwarding scam

If you ever get a call from a prison and they say it’s a wrong number, hang up. They’re trying to get you to fall for their call forwarding scam which can cost you oodles of money.


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  1. How would I know if it were from a prison?

    Then again, nobody ever calls me that I don’t know.

    Comment by Meredith on July 19, 2004 @ 8:22 am
  2. They tell you they’re calling from a prison because otherwise they could just call the right number. The trick is making people think that the person can’t make another call so they need you to do them a favor.

    Comment by dan on July 19, 2004 @ 9:07 am
  3. This exact thing happened to my dad. The caller ID said Utah Prison and it was some lady asking him to call her boyfriend for her. At first she said it was a wrong number and he did help her and called her boyfriend, but she kept calling back to have him do it and he just stopped answering. Luckily it didn’t cost him anything. I’ll have to tell him about this.

    Comment by katie on July 19, 2004 @ 11:33 am

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