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SCAM! 809 Area Code Costs $2425 Per Minute

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THIS is an aggravation!  

Here's how it works:

  A recorded message will attempt to get you to call by telling you that it is information about a family member who has been ill or to tell you someone has been arrested, died,  or to let you know you have won a wonderful prize, etc..  In each case, you are told to call the  809 number right away. Since there are so many new area codes these days, people unknowingly return these calls.

  If you call from the U.S. or Canada , you will apparently be charged a minimum of $2425 per-minute and you'll also get a long recorded message. The point is, they will try to keep you on the phone as long as possible to increase the charges. 
  The  809 area code is located in the Dominican Republic . The charges afterward can become a real nightmare. That's because you did actually make the call.
  If you complain, both your local phone company and your long distance carrier will not want to get involved and will most likely tell you that they are simply providing the billing for the foreign company. You'll end up dealing with a foreign company that argues they have done nothing wrong.