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‘Can You Hear Me?’ Scam Has Police Warning People to HANG UP Immediately

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Police in a number of states are warning people to hang up the phone immediately if they receive a call from someone asking, “Can you hear me?”

Especially if it comes from a number you don’t know.

The scammer is trying to get you to say “yes.” They record the response and then use it to authorize charges on a phone or credit card bill.

It is a variation of a previous phone scam in which fraudsters asked questions like “Are you the lady of the house?”; or “Are you the homeowner?”

And it’s happening across the country.

“You say ‘yes,’ it gets recorded and they say that you have agreed to something,” explained Susan Grant, director of consumer protection and privacy for the Consumer Federation of America. “I know that people think it’s impolite to hang up, but it’s a good strategy.”

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Source: Fox News

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