Dangerous Scam: If  You Get a Call That Starts With “Can You Hear Me?”

Apparently there’s a new phone scam going on where the first thing the person asks is, “Can you hear me?”  Your instinct will be to say, “Yes” . . . and if you do, you’re SCREWED. Because they’re recording you saying “Yes” . . . so they can play that back when they use your stolen credit card number to buy something and the credit card company calls to confirm the purchase. So if you get a call that starts off with “Can you hear me?” just hang up.  Or if you think it MIGHT be a legitimate call, don’t say “Yes” . . . say something like, “I can hear you.”