"Can you hear me?" SCAM - Hang up!

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"Can you hear me?" SCAM - Hang up!

Police are warning about a phone scam that has hit residents across the country by tricking them into saying “yes.”

The “can you hear me?” scam uses the question common in phone conversations to get people to agree to charges on their credit and debit cards.

It often arrives as a robocall from someone purporting to be a cruise line or home security agency and then records the person being called as soon as they say “yes,” “sure” or “ok,” according to a report from the Better Business Bureau.

Scammers can then use your recorded voice to pretend that you are confirming a desire to buy something, either through the phone company itself or another company.