Sunday, 29 January 2017

"Can You Hear Me?"

Police Warn: New "Can You Hear Me?" Phone Scam Could Cost You A Lot

Now this is scary!

Police are warning cellphone users of a terrifying new scam, multiple news agencies report. The scam is brilliantly simple: all it consists of is a scammer calling from an unfamiliar number (but often one with a familiar area code) and asking, "Can you hear me?" It seems like a simple question, and most people would just answer, "Yes." In this case, however, the hacker records you saying "Yes" and then uses the response to authorize credit card or bill charges.