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Better Business Bureau warns of phone scam

The Better Business Bureau is warning people about a possible phone scam.

The BBB says people are getting calls from a company regarding a home security system.

The recording contains the following script:

"Hello. The FBI reports there is a home break in every 15 seconds. Your local police recommend you protect your home. If you will allow us to place a small sign in your yard, we will install a new security system at absolutely no cost to you whatsoever. There is no cost for the system or the installation whatsoever. To hear more, press 1 now. To be placed on our Do Not Call list, press 9."

The BBB says the calls come from several different phone numbers but one of them is 904-203-1049.

If you receive this call, the BBB recommends:

1) Hang up the phone. Don't press any buttons. This alerts the caller that you have a "working" number.

2) If you answer and a live person is on the line, ask for the companyâ??s physical address. A legitimate company will not refuse to give this information to its potential customers. If the representative refuses to give out a physical address for the company or other identifying information, it is most likely a scam.

3) BBB recommends that if you are listed on the Federal Do Not Call Registry that you file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission at www.ftc.gov.



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