“Can You Hear Me?” Phone Scam
Here's how to give scammers permission to use your stolen credit card number in one easy step!
There's a new phone scam going around where the first thing the person asks is, "Can you hear me?" Instinctly. your response will be "Yes" and the second you do, you're credit card is thiers for the abusing.
See 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?".... hang up. Or if you think it may be a friend calling but you aren't sure, don't say "Yes" . . . say, "I can hear you." Until you confirm the identity of the caller... do not say yes, yep, mmhmm or anything like it!