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What are Yavapai County Area Codes?

Yavapai County is located in the U.S. State of Arizona. In the 2019 census, the county recorded a population of 235,059, making it the fourth most populous county in the state. The county seat is the City of Prescott.

A standard American telephone number is ten digits and the first three digits of the number are referred to as an area code. Area codes indicate the locations of phones as part of the North American Numbering Plan. The Arizona Corporation Commission is charged with the implementation and maintenance of Yavapai County area codes.

There are currently three area codes serving Yavapai County. These codes cover all of Yavapai County and parts of other surrounding counties.

Area Code 520

Area code 520 is a State of Arizona telephone area code serving Yavapai and most of the southern part of the state. It was created as a split from area code 602 on March 19, 1995.  The split was necessitated by the proliferation of pagers and cell phones in the state. Area code 520 covers nine counties, including some cities in Yavapai County, such as Cottonwood, Prescott, and Sedona.

Area Code  928

Area code 928 is a telephone area code in the State of Arizona. It was created as a split from area code 520 on June 23, 2001. Area code 928 covers the northern, western, and eastern portions of Arizona, including ten cities in Yavapai County. These include Bagdad, Camp Verde, Cornville, Cottonwood, Dewey, Sedona, Rimrock, Mayer, Prescott, and Prescott Valley.

Area Code 623

Area code 623 covers Yavapai County and Maricopa County only. It was created in a split from area code 602 on April 1, 1999. This code covers the entire Black Canyon City in Yavapai County. Residents of Yavapai may receive calls bearing entirely different codes from these three. This happens with interstates or international calls. However, residents may identify where phone calls originate using area codes lookup services.

What are the Best Cell Phone Plans in Yavapai County?

A 2018 National Center of Health Statistics Survey estimated that 64.9% of Arizona adults exclusively used wireless telephone services, while 3.3% used landlines as their only telephony service. 12.7% of adults in the State of Arizona used wireless-only as their first choice telephone services. By contrast, only 5.2% of adults used landline as their sole telephony service. A total of 10.2% of adults in the State used both telephone services.

The difference is more evident among minors (under 18s), with 75.7% preferring wireless-only telephone services. In the same year, only 1.2% of minors in Arizona exclusively used landline as their telephone service, while 13.5% of minors used wireless mostly. Only 1% used landline as their first choice telephony service and a total of 4.8% used both wireless telephone services and landlines. These figures infer that the use of cell phones and other wireless telephone services have supplanted the use of landlines in the State of Arizona.

Three major carriers and several smaller Mobile Network Operators are available in Yavapai County. The primary phone carriers- AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint provide nearly a thorough network coverage in the county. AT&T provides an impressive 100% coverage, followed by Verizon with 76%. With 58%, Sprint has the least network coverage in the county.

The State of Arizona allows several wireless telephone services. One of such services is Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). VoIP allows residents of Yavapai County to make phone calls using broadband connections instead of traditional phone lines. There are several VoIP providers in Yavapai County and each offers more than one service. Residents may either subscribe for personal or business use. Residential users can enjoy several features like Caller ID number, virtual extension, call forwarding, etc. Business users enjoy more VoIP features such as video conferencing, auto-attendant, telepresence, etc.

What are Yavapai Phone Scams?

Phone scams are scams that target residents of Yavapai County via telecommunication products and services. These scams may include fraudulent calls, emails, or bogus internet advertisements. Phone scams aim to steal money or confidential information from unsuspecting citizens. Reverse phone number lookups help identify where scam calls originate. The Yavapai County Sheriff Office is committed to assisting victims of phone scams. Common phone scams in Yavapai County include:

What are Yavapai County Jury Duty Scams?

In these scams, victims receive calls from people claiming to be the Sheriff's Deputy. Scammers often claim that the victims missed jury duties. Consequently, they inform the victims that they have committed offenses, and warrants have been issued for their arrests. However, the callers claim that the victims can avoid arrests if they make some payments. To resolve the issues, victims are required to make payments with prepaid debit cards, bitcoins, or gift cards.

Scammers may call and inform victims that the Sheriff's Department is conducting some forms of verification. To this end, they often request residents' social security numbers and dates of birth. Residents should resist giving in to such demands as these kinds of information are used to facilitate financial scams and identity thefts. Reverse phone number search by address can help identify where scam calls originate. When in doubt, contact your local law enforcement agency's non-emergency numbers.

What are Yavapai County Area Code Scams?

In these scams, victims receive messages or emails asking them to call certain phone numbers with 248, 649, 809, or 876 area codes to collect prizes. Scammers may also ask victims to call such designated numbers to find out information about their sick relatives. The victims erroneously assume the numbers are typical three digits U.S. area codes. On the contrary, the phone numbers are often located in Canada or the Caribbean and are charged by international call rates. Unknown to the residents, they have been charged higher international call rates and only realize this when they receive their bills. These charges can be as high as $2,000 per minute.

Residents should only return calls from numbers bearing familiar area codes. When in doubt, conduct area code lookups to be sure. Residents who believe they have been scammed should contact the carriers with whom the charges originated. The names and toll-free numbers of the carriers are printed on the same bill pages as the charges in question.

What are Yavapai County Job and Employment Scams?

As the name implies, scammers typically call and inform the victims that they have been offered employment. Most times, the supposed job where their bank account is used to receive and pass payments for a foreign company. Or the victims are hired to test the services of money transfer companies. Scammers promise to pay the victims some commission for every transaction that passes through their accounts. These tricks ensure that scammers can retrieve confidential information from the victims. Sometimes, the scammers may inform their victims that they have been hired but request they make advance payments for background checks or some training.

Disregard such information and do not make any decision without carefully investigating the offer. Use reverse phone number lookup services to verify whether calls are from legitimate businesses.

What are Yavapai County Grandparent Scams?

Here, victims receive calls from people claiming to be their grandchildren. In some cases, these scams may involve residents getting calls from two people, one pretending to be the grandchild, and the other pretending to be either a police officer or a lawyer. Scammers tell the targets that they are facing problems that need urgent responses and they can not tell any other person about it. Scammers may glean personal information of their victims from social media platforms. In order to sound convincing, they may mention the names of victims' relatives and other grandchildren. In the end, scammers always request payments via wire transfers or other means to specified accounts immediately.

Scammers take advantage of the fact that their victims will want to act quickly to help their loved ones. Residents are advised to disregard such telephone solicitations as they are mostly scams. Residents may use reverse phone lookup tools to identify who called them. Identifying who the phone numbers are registered to can prevent further damage.

What are Nigerian Scams?

The Nigerian scam also known as 419 fraud, has been on the rise since the early 1990s. In these scams, victims receive emails from strangers or friends requesting their help to transfer money overseas. The scammers promise victims portions of the money if they provide their bank account details to facilitate money transfers. Scammers ask the victims to pay all taxes and fees before they can receive their rewards. In most cases, victims lose all their money in the process. If you have been approached by someone asking you to transfer money for them, it is probably a scam. If it is via a phone call, do not hesitate to use a reverse phone number lookup service to know the true origin of the call.

What are Robocalls and Spam Calls?

A robocall is a phone call that uses a computerized system to deliver a pre-recorded message to a selected audience. Robocalls are often used by telemarketing firms, public agencies, and non-profit organizations. Robocalls are common in Arizona. In 2019, there were an estimated 3 million robocalls sent to Arizona phone numbers daily.  Due to the proliferation of such calls, it is difficult to identify potential scam calls. Scammers use robocalls to steal from residents while keeping their true identities hidden. Reverse phone lookup services can confirm whether incoming calls are robocalls or not.

The best course of actions when you receive a robocall is to:

  • End call and do not press any number or follow any instructions given by the voice system.
  • Find trusted online service providers that offer phone number searches free of charge to identify illegitimate robocalls.
  • Report unauthorized robocalls to the FTC online or call 1-888-382-1222.
  • Add your number to the National Do Not Call Registry. The inclusion of your phone number in the registry exempts you from getting most unsolicited calls.

Phone number searches may help verify whether robocalls are from legitimate businesses or not. This may save you the stress of listening to fraudulent messages.

How to Spot and Report Yavapai County Phone Scams?

Scammers are always evolving new means of scamming unsuspecting citizens. The best way to combat phone scams is by informing and notifying residents about new scam tricks. Reverse phone number lookup services can help identify potential phone scams. Indications that a phone call is a scam include:

  • Offers that require you to pay upfront or click on a link to access a suspicious website offering gifts.
  • Glowing testimonials about an investment on a business website you are not so sure about.
  • A strange reward or benefit you can not remember applying for.
  • Callers using aggressive tactics such as threats of arrest, suspension, garnishment, withdrawal of licenses, etc.
  • Strict instructions on how to make payment for training, utility bills, or tax.
  • Calls from individuals requesting that you keep the conversation a secret.

Providers that conduct reverse phone number searches can help fight against phone scams. Use either a free phone number lookup or a paid phone number search service to identify who called you. Public institutions in Yavapai County provide information and assistance to residents living in the county. These institutions include:

Yavapai County Sheriff's Office- The office provides updates on the prevalent scams in the county. Residents who have been victims of phone scams should call (928) 771-3260. If you suspect a potential scam, the department can assist you with a phone number lookup to identify the caller.

Yavapai County Attorney's Office, Victim Services Division - The division ensures that victims of any kind of crime in the county are attended to. The division has been providing comprehensive victim assistance and victim compensation service to crime victims in Yavapai County since 1990. Call 928) 771-3344 for more information. Residents may request phone number searches to identify the scammers.

Better Business Bureau - The Better Business Bureau maintains a registry on legitimate business entities registered in Yavapai County. The BBB also provides information on the prevalent business scams in the County.

Federal Trade Commission - The FTC protects citizens of the United States from all kinds of frauds. The FTC initiated the National Do Not Call Registry as part of its efforts to eliminate unwanted calls. Registering your phone number on their database exempts you from most unsolicited calls.