These robocalls don't want to talk to you, they just want you to call back, FCC says


May 3, 2019

That late-night telephone call you just got that amounted to one ring – don't call back.

The Federal Communications Commission has issued an alert to consumers about a new wave of "One Ring" robocalls after "widespread overnight calling" in the states of New York and Arizona.

These recent "One Ring" calls attempt to bait consumers into calling the number back, which can result in you being billed toll charges as if you called a 900 number. The calls are also known as "Wangiri" – the term means "one ring and done" in Japanese, so labelled after the scam originated there years ago…