“Can You Hear Me?” Scammers are calling people, introducing themselves, then ask “Can you hear me?” The natural thing to do is to answer “yes.” But when you do that, the scammer will have recorded your “yes” answer and then sign you up for services or products that you did not ask for. When you contact them to complain, they will play back your “yes” and threaten to sue you I you do not pay.
If you receive a phone call from someone that you do not know, do not answer “yes” to that question. Hang up. Remember:
• Do not answer the phone from numbers that you do not recognize.
• Do not give out personal information.
• Do not confirm your number over the phone.
• Do not answer questions from people you do not know over the phone.