Area Code 530 – Time Zone, Locations, Toll-Free? Scam?

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Sometimes we get worried after receiving a phone call from an unknown number, especially when the caller’s phone number has a different area code. Just as countries are given country codes, the states of a country are provided with area codes.

What is Area Code 530?

California, a state of US, is served by many area codes, for example, 209, 213, 310, etc. The telephone area code 530 is serving northern California. Some of the cities of California under the 530 area code are Yuba City, South Lake Tahoe, Grass Valley, Montgomery Creek, Mount Shasta, Shasta Lake, Junction City, Willow Creek, Butte City, Kings Beach, and Placerville South.

What Time Zone is Area Code 530?

The residents of California follow the Pacific Time zone. Pacific Time zone, also known as Los Angeles/ America, is UTC/GMT-8 hours during standard time and UTC/GMT -7 hours during daylight saving time.

Where is 530 Coming From?

In 1997, 530 area code was split from 916 area code. It covers many large cities in northern California. Those cities include Northern Sierra Nevada, Willows, Auburn, Red Bluff, Chico, Davis, etc.

Where can you Find Numbers in the 530 Area Code?

Area code 530 is implemented in only a few areas of California; some of them are mentioned above. According to research, 81% of the 530 area code prefixes are assigned, and the rest are unassigned.

Out of this 81%, 76% are landline numbers, 23% are wireless numbers, and 1% are unknown numbers. If you wish to get a 530 area code number, you can contact telephone network stations that provide these services.

What does 530 Area Code Time Zone?

Area code 530 uses the Pacific Time zone (PT); it equals UTC/GMT -8 hours during standard time and UTC/GMT -7 hours during daylight saving time. According to UTC, if it’s 8 am, it is noon in the Pacific Time zone.

Is Area Code 530 a Scam?

A large number of users makes the area code 530 prone to scammers. In addition to these users, many business companies are utilizing 530 area code services. Scammers misuse the code and play tricks on people, taking advantage of the situation.

Their ultimate goal is to make money by making victims trust them and keeping them stay on the line. As a result, it costs them loads of charges. A simple solution for this is to ignore unknown callers.

If you happen to receive the call and the caller keeps asking for your details, then block the number quickly. Victims are advised to check for the caller’s information on the internet; if nothing is found, the caller is a scammer.

Top 21 Counties in Area Code 530?

Top 21 Counties in Area Code 530

Out of numerous countries under area code 530, the top 21 are the following:

  • Butte
  • Placer
  • Shasta
  • Yolo
  • El Dorado
  • Nevada
  • Yuba
  • Sutter
  • Tehama
  • Lassen
  • Siskiyou
  • Glenn
  • Colusa
  • Solano
  • Plumas
  • Modoc
  • Humboldt
  • Trinity
  • Alpine
  • Mono

How Do I Block Unwanted Calls from 530 Numbers?

Follow the steps given below to block unwanted calls,

  • Android

Open your contacts and go to recent calls. Next, open the ‘details’ of the number to be blocked. Choose the option ‘Block contact,’ which will block the caller.

  • iPhone

Go to your ‘recent calls’ in contacts. Now, tap ‘i’ next to the contact you want to block. Scroll down and tap ‘block contact’ to block.

Is Area Code 530 Toll Free?

530 area code is not toll free. The charges vary depending on the call’s distance, international call, and local call.

Do I Need to Dial 1 Before Entering the Area Code when Dialing a Phone Number?

To make local calls in California, you must dial ‘1’ before ten-digit dialing. A transition by Federal Communications Commission (FCC) took place on the 24th of October, 2021, after which the seven-digit dialing no more completes the call. Before dialing your seven-digit phone number, you have to dial the area code to make a complete call.

Suppose you make a local call, dial ‘1’ before this ten-digit dialing. With the area code transition, you may need to reprogram PBX or VoIP phone systems, alarm systems, life safety systems, speed dialers, internet dial-up numbers, fax machines, and your contacts.

FCC required this change for 82 prefixes whose local exchanges are affected by the formation of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, ‘988’.

988, similar to 911, is a three-digit number formed to reach suicide prevention and mental health counselors, for government services, in time of emergency.

Those people will have to make ten-digit dialing, whose area code uses 988 as central office code (local exchange) or as the first three digits of a seven-digit telephone number.

Final Words – Area Code 530

530 area code, following the Pacific Time zone and serving northern California, is not toll-free. It has a large number of users, due to which any user is at risk of falling into the hands of scammers. In such cases, it’s better to block the unknown number. Read 740 area code and 844 area code.

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