Six Area Codes You Should ‘Never’ Answer if You Live in Illinois
If you live in Illinois and you see one of these area codes pop up on your phone you should never answer the call.
If you live in the state of Illinois you know we're surrounded by fraud and scams everywhere to be aware of, here comes another one. Control your urge to answer the call if it comes from one of these area codes.
Never Answer Calls From These Area Codes in Illinois
The website Social Catfish just shared some information I thought you should could keep you from getting scammed, or at the very least, keep you from taking an annoying call.
Social Catfish published an article titled, Five Area Codes You Should Never Answer. Osaji Obi writes,
Scammers are always looking for new ways to trick people into answering their calls and falling for their scams. One tactic they use is to call from phone numbers with certain area codes that are not commonly associated with the scammer’s actual location.
By being aware of these area codes and knowing what to look for, you can help protect yourself from falling victim to these scams.
Below are the area codes you should never answer. We actually found a 6th area code that should also be on your 'do not answer' list.
Six Area Codes You Should Never Answer in Illinois
Calls from these area codes should never be answered
649 Area Code
The 649 area code is associated with the Turks and Caicos Islands and is known to be used by scammers for various types of fraud, according to Social Catfish.
876 Area Code
The 876 area code is out of Jamaica and is associated with work-at-home and lottery scammers, according to Social Catfish.
268 Area Code
The 268 area code is connected to Antigua and Barbuda and is another number tied to several kinds of fraud, according to Social Catfish.
284 Area Code
The 284 area code is associated with the British Virgin Islands but is also known to be used by scammers for various types of fraud, according to Social Catfish.
473 Area Code
The 473 area code is associated with Grenada and Carriacou and is also known to be used by scammers in various types of fraud, according to Social Catfish.
809 Area Code
The 809 area code, according to Yahoo Finance, is from the Dominican Republic and should be added to your 'never' answer list as many scammers use it.