Phone scam: Beware of calls from Sierra Leone

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KTUL KTUL

Authorities are warning people not to fall for a recent phone scam.

People across the country got calls from Sierra Leone Thursday night and early Friday morning. The phone only rang once or twice, according to WBRZ.

Police say it’s called the "Wangiri" or "One Ring" scam. The aim is to have you call the international number back, resulting in high phone charges. People are advised to not answer or call back. 

If people get a suspicious call, they are encouraged to block the number.