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‘Can you hear me?’: New phone scam tricks you into answering ‘yes’

A new scam relies on your voice to answer a simple question: "Can you hear me now"? The scammers try to bait callers into answering "yes."

February 9, 2017  By Wallis Snowdon

Anti-fraud agencies say that simple acknowledgment can be used to make it sound as if you signed on for a purchase or service, and there’s a chance you could be on the hook for those charges.

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