These days it seems like E-mail scams, cold calls, and spam folder scams are commonplace in our day to day life.
This makes it easier to see them for that they are. Scams.
Scams are very annoying to deal with an inconvenient.
But these days there seem to be more and more scams doing the rounds, and it’s causing a serious problem for many people.
It can be quite easy to fall into a scam. Not all of them are painfully obvious, and even then, some people can still fall into the trap of a scam.
Elderly people or people who are disadvantaged in one way or another are far more likely to become victims of a scam, making the act far more devious.
Honestly, scammers are some of the worst people out there. They prey on the weak, the vulnerable, and they try to take as much as they can.
To a scammer, if you’re stupid enough to fall for their tricks, then you clearly deserve what’s coming to you.
I think we can all agree that there’s something not right with this twisted logic.
Back in 2017, a scam call was doing the rounds, and an alarming number of people were fooled by it.
At that moment it didn’t feel like a scam because it didn’t sound like one.
Your phone would ring, and you would hear someone ask ‘Can you hear me now?’ Clearly, the line of their end was bad.
Most people, rather confused, would answer yes.
As soon as that happened, the scammer had you. When you said yes, the scammer actually recorded your voice, stealing your vocal identity.
If someone calls and asks you, “Can you hear me?”, you should hang up the phone immediately.
Otherwise, the consequences could be devastating.
The police and call-blocking companies are once again warning the public about these dangerous phone calls which have returned once more.
They’re doing this with the hope of preventing more innocent people from falling victim to these scammers.
But How Does It Work?
- You’ll receive a phone call from a local number.
- The voice on the end of the line will introduce themselves and the company they supposedly work for.
- They will then ask: “Can you hear me?”
- Your answer is recorded, and if you say “yes”. At this point, your response will be edited to make it sound like you’ve just agreed to a huge purchase.
By doing this, you’ve been effectively tricked into signing a verbal contract. This is rather similar to clicking ‘I agree’ to terms and conditions when joining an online site.
Voice signatures like these are legitimately used by companies doing business over the phone. This is just one of the reasons why your voice and your verbal agreement is being exploited by scammers.
They have conned many Americans already, predominantly in places like Florida, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
CPR Call Blocker have seen the scam rise in frequency and the company even believes it’s only a matter of time before people in Britain start being targeted by this scam too, according to the Sunderland Echo.