Family and friends of those who have gotten in trouble with the law are the targets of a new scam according the Better Business Bureau. Investigators report receiving more than 200 calls recently about Jail Call Services, a Texas-based company that promises discounts on phone calls between prisoners and their families.

BBB Investigator Bill Smith says that there is a major problem with services this company is offering.

 

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Smith says many people find out about programs like this because they search for discounts online. He advises against that and recommends that you talk to the prison or facility first to find out what their rules and regulations are for placing phone calls. Smith also encourages you to do your research by reading a BBB Business Review or by calling the BBB at 314-645-3300 before making a purchase. 

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