Scams and Frauds: 809 Area Code

Written by Richard Lowe

The scammers always amaze me at how clever they can be at separating normal, honest people from their money. Who would have thought that simply calling a simple phone number could cost a hundred dollars or more in fraudulent phone charges?

This scam works this way. You receive an email, letter, or some other communication which seeks to convince you to call a number inrepparttar 809 area code. The message is always urgent (that's a common theme of virtually all scams - they have to happen NOW) and appears important or critical.

You may receive a spam email which says something like, "You have 24 hours to settle your outstanding debt before it is sent to collections. Call me now at 809-xxx-xxxx to preserve your credit." Callrepparttar 127574 number and you will be billed as much as $25 per minute!

Some people receive a postcard which states, "You have won! Call 809-xxx-xxxx to get your prize." Callrepparttar 127575 number and you will get your prize all right - a $150 charge on your phone bill!

I've heard of someone that received an ICQ message saying their relative was inrepparttar 127576 hospital with a terminal illness. The poor person calledrepparttar 127577 "809" number only to be put on hold for a very long time - over an hour, then get hung up. He called over and over, frantic and distraught - and got a phone bill of over a thousand dollars!

A very clever variant to this scam is a company that receives a FAX or phone call requesting of all things a fax. Of course,repparttar 127578 fax number is inrepparttar 127579 809 area code. The company will fax some information back, and get charged over a hundred dollars forrepparttar 127580 privilege!


Written by Shah N. Khan

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convince a publisher to publish his work. So salesmanship is not confined to actual selling of products.

Selling is an art that you can learn if you make serious efforts. Work at it and salesmanship will work for you. It will make your customers to like you, trust you and give preference to you in all their dealings. You just keep on trying and learningrepparttar 127573 art of selling irrespective ofrepparttar 127574 results. There is no such thing as a born salesman. You can learn salesmanship by training, observing, practicing and studying.

What is common in salesmanship and swimming? If you do not know swimming and try to cross a deep river by swimming, you will drown. So isrepparttar 127575 case with selling. Many people fail because they expect to succeed in sales without learning.

It is a part ofrepparttar 127576 game ofrepparttar 127577 salesmanship to hear and digest 'NO' with a smile. A salesman must get rid ofrepparttar 127578 fear of rejection. The best way to do it to expect more or less 900 to 950 people out of 1000 to say NO and you won't be hurt. You just keep on liking all your prospects even those who say NO. But from every contact you learn something new if you keep your eyes and ears open. You hurt yourself only by your own feeling of remorse and regret. Evenrepparttar 127579 best ofrepparttar 127580 salesmen average success rate of hardly 10% ofrepparttar 127581 people contacted.

Selecting and finding people whom you can sell is called Prospecting. The success or failure in sales depends a lotrepparttar 127582 way you do your prospecting. Maintaining a diary, seeking appointment and obtaining introductions or referrals must a part of daily routine.

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