If You Get a Call That Starts With "Can You Hear Me?" It's a Dangerous Scam

Apparently there's a new phone scam going on where the first thing the person asks is, "Can you hear me?"  Your instinct will be to say, "Yes" . . . and if you do, you're SCREWED.

Because they're recording you saying "Yes" . . . so they can play that back when they use your stolen credit card number to buy something and the credit card company calls to confirm the purchase.

So if you get a call that starts off with "Can you hear me?" just hang up. Or if you think it MIGHT be a legitimate call, don't say "Yes" . . . say something like, "I can hear you." 

 

(Consumerist) 

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