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"Can you hear me now?" phone scam: 5 ways to protect yourself

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Mar 8, 2017 8:00:00 AM

There’s a new phone scam sweeping the country. The “Can you hear me now?” scheme attempts to record your voice over the phone. (When you pick up the phone, you’ll hear someone ask, “Can you hear me now?”) The scammer then records and uses your “yes” response to sign you up for a product or service – and demand payment.

If you refuse to pay, the criminals may threaten you with legal action, citing your “yes” as proof.

To protect yourself, the Better Business Bureau offers five helpful tips:

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Topics: phone scams

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