Saturday, July 1, 2017

Can you hear me now?

No I am not talking about the sprint guy formerly the Verizon guy, I am talking about a new scam which I have been made recently aware of  this Scam through consumer affairs.  What happens is you receive a call from a computer or a Robo call.  They will ask “can you hear me” you will answer yes. What happens is they will record your “yes” response and use the audio to open up false accounts or services. . You not know until your phone bill show up which will show abnormal activity on your phone bill. According to the FCC or the Federal Communication Commission they have received many complaints from customers stating they have been a victim of this scam.

So what should you do? First you should not answer any unknown numbers if it is important they will leave a message. If you do decide to answer the phone they will ask you to hit a button to stop receiving calls just hang up the phone. They use this tactic to identify live callers because some of the numbers they have on file are disconnected.  Someone may ask for simple yes or no questions in an attempt to get you to answer do fall for this trap do not answer just hang up the phone.

I would recommend you report the unknown callers to the FCC or so telemarketer/spammer/hackers  can be on file with the both agency to help warn others. If you haven’t done so register with the National Do not call Registry. This will not stop the calls from Robocalls but it will stop telemarketers.

There are a few free apps you can down load to your smartphones such as “hiYa” app. This app will check your contacts and past calls on your phone. Once it has completed this process it will identify spammer/telemarketer/hacker on your phone. The app will block any unwanted calls or calls which have been reported through the app as  telemarketers.  

Please use the following websites to report spammer/telemarketer/hacker

I hope this post was helpful please leave a comment 

Mark Carbajal 

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for writing this article. I have been receiving calls from them since years ago. I don't know how to make them stop anymore. I have blocked them, used apps like what you said above, but they didn't stop. I think I will sue one of them like what I read at this article Let's see if they will stop after that.