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    jjndbell
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    Queries have been posted about the source of calls with area code 223. Don't necessarily assume this is a US area code. International country code 223 is Mali. This is a neighbor of Niger, which is singularly well renowned for Mail fraud, Internet fraud, and telephone scams. Niger is country code 224, and Mali is 223. Unless you know someone ther, you could expect that any calls coming from either of these "Area" codes would be an attempt to rip you off.


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    Re: 223 Area Code Calls

    What do you mean by scam? Can they charge money to your phone bill?
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    Re: 223 Area Code Calls

    Quote Originally Posted by JuiceRanch View Post
    What do you mean by scam? Can they charge money to your phone bill?
    No they can only get what people are stupid enough to send them. One scenario is to call you on a classified ad, either in print or online, and offer to buy whatever you’re selling, but they only have a second party check for way more than your asking. They want you to cash the check and send them the excess. With a large handling feed offered for your trouble. The problem is the checks are bogus, but good enough to fool the banks until long after you have paid out good cash. Then the bank comes back after you for the full cashed amount. They are untraceable, and unstoppable.

    In some cases they have done cold calling and claimed you have inherited money, or some other idiotic excuse, and they need you to wire an advance before the cash can be released.

    Yes these come from all over the world, but most notably Niger, and Malawi



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    Re: 223 Area Code Calls

    Those mother #%^&*%^ stupid @#%^*^#, I bet they get old people easily. I'm calling grandma.



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    Re: 223 Area Code Calls

    Thanks alot for the heads up!!



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    Re: 223 Area Code Calls

    I received the same remodeling call, I told that fool that I did not even own a home so how could he have spoke to me a few months ago so he just hung up quick.



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    Re: 223 Area Code Calls

    Why do people even post their cell # in a classified ad? That's asking for trouble! I am always wary of who gets my number, as I am pretty sure some companies sell lists of numbers to telemarketers.



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    Re: 223 Area Code Calls

    I have received many many calls from the following African countries and their dialing codes are;

    - Ghana (+233)
    - Nigeria (+234)
    - Guinea (+224)
    - Kenya (+254)
    - Zimbabwe (+263)
    - Togo (+228)
    - South Africa (+27)
    - Benin (+229)

    Fortunately, I never got caught into their trap but really really beware of calls coming from Africa !!



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    Re: 223 Area Code Calls

    Thanks for the heads up i will keep my eye out for it. I cant stand these scammers and the more we can expose them the better. Hopefully more and more people continue to let others know so we can put a stop to this.



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    Re: 223 Area Code Calls

    Posting these scams is one of the best ways to nip them in the bud. Thanks for the head's up. I frequently get calls from numbers I don't recognize, but I just ignore them. If it's that important, they can leave a message. If they do and I know who it is, I'll call them back.



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