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Linggo, Enero 29, 2017


'Can you hear me?' scam has police urging people to hang up immediately

"Can you hear me?" Police in a few states are asking individuals to abstain from noting this straightforward question from a telephone number they don't have the foggiest idea. 

Experts in Virginia say the question is gone for getting clueless casualties to state "yes" - an answer the frauster then records as an approach to approve charges on a telephone, utility or Visa charge. 

The trick is a variety of one that started toward the end of last year, as indicated by law authorization. 

"You say "yes," it gets recorded and they say that you have agreed to something," Susan Grant, executive of shopper assurance and protection for the Consumer Federation of America, disclosed to CBS News. "I know that people think it’s impolite to hang up, but it’s a good strategy." 

The Pittsburgh Better Business Bureau (BBB) detailed in October that it was getting shopper protestations, referring to spontaneous computerized calls from "an employee" of a home security office, journey line, or government managed savings firm. 

In those telephone calls, con artists were utilizing phrases like, Are you the lady of the house?"; "Do you pay the household telephone bills?"; or "Are you the homeowner?"

Comparable calls are presently being accounted for in Virginia - with offenders posing the question, "Can you hear me?" 

"Usually it has a familiar area code," Officer Jo Ann Hughes with the Norfolk Police Department told WTKR-TV. 

"That kind of warms you up," Hughes told the station, cautioning that those on the less than desirable end ought to hang up the telephone quickly. 

By and large, con artists will play back a man's verbal affirmation and debilitate to make legitimate move on the off chance that they attempt to deny the charges. 

A lot of times, victims do not want to come forward because they are embarrassed. They feel like, ‘It was my fault. I should have known better,’ and they are just embarrassed by it all together. So we do not get a whole lot of reports, unfortunately," Hughes told the station.

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