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FTC warns on “Can you hear me now” robocall: Hang up!
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2017, 04:12:21 PM »
FTC warns on “Can you hear me now” robocall: Hang up!
23 March 2017, 4:05 pm



The Federal Trade Commission this week issued a warning about the irritating and illegal “Can you hear me now?” robocall scam making the rounds on phones across the country.

The FTC says it has received hundreds of complaints on the calls which could end up being part of a scam to get your money.

+More on Network World: U.S. Marshals warn against dual phone scams+

The Better Business Bureau described the scam earlier this year: “By replying ‘yes,’  ‘sure,’ or other agreeable response, the scammer records the call and uses that sound bite to authorize unwanted charges to the scammers benefit. “It seems like an innocent question, but it can cause undue financial burdens and stress. The scam caller may already have your financial information, which is how they authorize a payment and, if you dispute a charge, the scammer has doctored the recording to make it seems as though you agreed to it.”

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