Because some countries in the Caribbean have what appear to be
North American telephone area codes (with the Bahamas having an area code of
242 and the Cayman Islands having an area code of 345), a rather common
telephone area code fraud is to fool people into calling these numbers even
though they believe that they are telephoning a United States or a Canadian jurisdiction where fraud laws apply. The unsuspecting
target often faces not only large telephone bills but also invoices for
products or services that are fraudulent.
A Website with more information on the North American
Numbering Plan Administration (NANPA) can be found at http://www.nanpa.com/.
This site provides information about the numbering plan for the Public Switched
Telephone Network for Canada, the
United States (and its territories), and the Caribbean.
Fraud; Jurisdiction; Network.
NeuStar, Inc. NANPA: North American Numbering Plan Administration. [Online,
2003.] NeuStar, Inc. Website. http://www.nanpa.com/.