Phone scams aren’t a new trick. They’ve been around for quite some time. And just when we uncover the latest scam, a new one arises, making it increasingly difficult to warn people. Staying on top of fraud scams can help you protect yourself from becoming a victim.
Here’s how the latest phone scam works:
You answer your phone to hear a stranger on the other end ask “Can you hear me?” If you hear this phrase, it’s important that you hang up immediately. The call is coming from a scammer who is trying to get a recording of your voice. As soon as you say “yes,” the scammer has that recording. He can use the recording of your voice saying “yes” to make purchases or other financial transactions in your name.