Kris Hicks is from the CPR Call Blocker, and he said:
“In our experience of working across the US and UK, scams spread quickly across the pond.
“As we have no doubt that fraudsters operating in the UK will soon start using these tactics.”
The scammers may try and charge you for products or services that you’ve never even used, and if you try and argue with them, they’ll play back their recording of you saying “yes” and threaten to take legal action if you don’t pay up the money.
It’s one hell of a nasty trick!
Another version of the scam sees the scammer using the person’s voice recording to authorize a stolen credit card.
The public is being advised either to hang up straight away when they’re asked: “Can you hear me?”
They’ve also been advised to avoid picking up the phone if they don’t recognize the call at all.
If you’re worried about the scam, and you sincerely believe that you may have been caught out by of these scammers, then you should contact your bank or card provider as soon as you can.
But this same scam can and does take different forms.
One would be victim to this horrible scam spoke out about her experience with this one ring scam.
Ebun Adewole got a missed call from one of these scammers while she was sleeping at 2 a.m. and thought it was from a relative from overseas.
The phone called showed up on your phone as a missed call and the call came from an overseas location like Albania, Macedonia or the Seychelles.