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Police warn against phone scam coming from 473 area code
January 2, 2014, 9:06 pm
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Police agencies along the Wasatch Front are warning Utahns about a phone scam that could result in a huge, unwanted charge on their next phone bill.

Spanish Fork Police said residents have been receiving calls from the number 473-520-9774 and other 473 area code numbers. They said the caller is moaning and claiming to be in distress, but it’s all a scam call from Grenada.

Officers said if you receive a call from the number, don’t answer and don’t call back. If you do call back, you’ll be charged with a large connection fee.

“If it’s someone who wants to talk to you or get information to you, they’re going to leave a voicemail,” Sandy Police Sgt. John Arnold said. “If you don’t recognize the number, or if it’s not someone you’re familiar with… let those numbers go to voicemail.”

Police said it’s important for parents to…

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