31. January 2017 at 12:02 #1289
In the news I heard something about the “Can you hear me?” phone scam.
I just can remember that you should not say “yes” because they record it.
Has this happened to someone of you?2. February 2017 at 7:40 #1302
Yes, I got a call saying “This is Allison from the Warranty Department. Can you hear me okay?”3. February 2017 at 14:15 #1309
I received a similar call: “so-and-so” from the service department, can you hear me ok?
-> If you get a call like this: do not respond yes! They are recording your answer immediately!4. February 2017 at 13:23 #1315
“Can you hear me?”
The growing “Can you hear me?” phone scam is very dangerous, because you will be a victim uttering just the one word “yes”!
At the beginning you hear an introduction from a company / agency / … Some may say “I’m having trouble with my headset”. After that they will ask you, if you can hear clearly. The recording stars immediately. The scammers use your answer “yes” as an affirmation to sign up for something (products, services,…). If you get an unsolicited robocall, avoid answering with “yes”, “sure” or “OK”. It is safer just to hang up.
Please report the number at check-caller.net to help to warn others.
For more information check Better Business Bureaus.7. February 2017 at 13:20 #1355
I got a call and he asked if I could hear him and I said yes.
Hope this wasn’t the scam where they are trying to record people s voices saying yes. He tried to tell me that I’d been selected for an all-expense vacation. I hung up on him.
After reading your information about the “Can you hear me?” phone scam, I’m unfortunately sure, that this call was a scam …28. February 2017 at 10:26 #1485
I guess your’re right.
Thank you, for sharing your experience with our community!13. May 2017 at 11:11 #1839
I received a call from 662 995 8012. The man said he was with some type of medical alert system.
He then ask can you hear me and I said I can , but I don t need anything like that.
I then remembered about the news report where the caller ASKED CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW AND I WONDERED IF THIS WAS A SCAM .
I m reporting this call to Brandon Presley s office since I m on the do not call list.15. June 2017 at 7:55 #1910
„Can you hear me?“ is back!
This well-known scam now returns with a travel twist. It works like before, but now scammers are pretending to be from Trip Advisor. They`re offering discounted cruises, travel packeges or a stay in famous resorts. Please remember not to respond „yes“.
Here are some advices from bbb.org how to spot this current scam:
31. July 2017 at 12:11 #197328. November 2017 at 16:17 #2066
- Just hang up and don’t call back.
- Don’t believe Caller ID. Caller ID spoofing makes it very easy for callers to pretend to be someone else.
- Join the Do Not Call Registry
- Always check your credit card, phone, and cable statements carefully for any unfamiliar charges.
Can you hear me? – Experiences
Do not answer with the word “YES”!!
Unfortunately, this scam is still up to date and it does not always begin with the question “Can you hear me?”
Here are some examples:
“…calling about a job you submitted information to, then asks you if you can hear them okay…” (read more)
“your resume was received … You have been selected to undergo an interview … are required to kindly respond with a “YES” to this message to confirm..” (read more)
“think this caller was trying very hard to get me to say “yes” to any of her questions…” (read more)
-> Scammers will record your “YES” and use it to charge your bank account / to open a new one / for other for other insidious plans! Therefore, please avoid to answer with yes!
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