Alert! Insidious Cell Phone Scam Once Again in The Spotlight




You may be surprised to hear that phone scam calls are once again in the spotlight. As soon as people detect the latest scam, a new one appears, and it is very difficult to warn people about this condition.

However, keeping an eye on these scams can protect you from becoming a victim.

How Do Phone Scam Calls Work?

“Can You Hear Me?”, is a very simple question but it can make you a victim of a phone scam. So, if you pick up your phone and hear this phrase, please hang up at the very moment. The most important: DO NOT ANSWER!!!

In fact, this is a call from a scammer who is on the other end and who tries to record your voice. So, in case you say “yes” the scammer has the recording of your voice. Further on, it can be used to trap you into different financial transactions and purchases in your name.

When you take part in these financial agreements over the phone, the answer “yes” represents signing a verbal contract. Once the scammers have this recording of your voice, they can use it to transfer money, make account changes, and purchases in your name.

How to Avoid A Phone Scam?

Here are some very useful ways:

  • If you don’t recognize the number, make sure you don’t answer that phone call. In case you respond to this unknown number call, you inform the criminals that your phone number is valid. In this case, your number can be open to even more scam calls in the future.
  • If you answer such a call from an unfamiliar number, be careful if the questions prompt a “yes” answer. For example, questions like “Can you hear me?” or “Are you the homeowner?”. It is very important to avoid “yes” answers but instead asks “Who are you?” “What do you want?”.
  • Set your phone so that it automatically sends the unknown calls to the voicemail. The scammers won’t leave any messages, and in this case, you do not need to call them back.
  • Make sure you don’t reveal your personal information to strangers, even they claim to work for your insurance company or bank. In case you have some questions, it is much better to have a face-to-face conversation rather than a phone call.
  • Hanging up a call from a stranger is not an impolite reaction but a method of protection. Stay careful all the time!

The following video will provide you with more information about phone scam calls:

Source David Wolfe | Life Hacker | World ActualityImage Source World Actuality

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