Have you ever received a phone call from an unknown number asking "Can you hear me?" This may seem like a harmless question, but unfortunately, it could be a sign of a phone scam. A scammer can ask this question in an attempt to get you to say "yes" to a recorded line, which then can be used to authorize unwanted charges on your credit card.
Yes, you can. In this type of scam, the scammer will ask you a yes or no question such as "Can you hear me?", and then record your answer. The scammer then uses the recording of your "yes" to authorize charges on your credit card.
A scammer can use your voice to authorize charges on your credit card, as well as open other accounts in your name. In some cases, they can even use your voice to access your bank accounts.
If you have answered "yes" to a phone scammer, the best thing to do is to contact your bank or credit card company immediately. Explain the situation and ask them to block any unwanted charges.
If you receive a phone call from an unknown number asking you a yes or no question, it's likely a scammer. Other signs include the caller asking for personal information, such as your Social Security number or bank account information.
Never give out any personal information to a caller, such as your Social Security number or bank account information. Also, never agree to anything over the phone, such as authorizing a charge on your credit card.
If a scammer has your phone number, they can use it to target you with phishing emails, robocalls, and other forms of fraud. It's important to be wary of any emails or calls from unknown numbers, even if they appear to be from a legitimate company.
Phone scams are becoming increasingly common, and it's important to be aware of the signs that a phone call may be a scam. Always be wary of unknown numbers asking for personal information, and never agree to authorize charges on your credit card over the phone. If you do answer "yes" to a phone scammer, contact your bank or credit card company immediately to block any unwanted charges.