BBB Warns: “Can You Hear Me Now?” Scam
The “can you hear me now?” scam has previously targeted businesses, but a new twist is now targeting consumers. Better Business Bureaus nationwide are receiving BBB Scam Tracker reports about this latest scam.
How the Scam Works:
You pick up your phone and the caller asks “can you hear me?” They are wanting you to answer “yes” or “sure” so they can record your voice. You may hear a pause or some background noise which is a continuation of the robocall.
Unfortunately, this “yes” may be used later to make it sound like you authorized a major purchase. Local consumers are reporting that the caller tells them they have won a trip to Disney World or a free cruise.
BBB Tips to Avoid a Phone Scam:
For more consumer tips and information, visit bbb.org or call 1.800.388.2222