The New Scam in Town – "Can You Hear Me Now?"

Don't Be a Target

What You Should Know



The newest phone scam to hit consumers is an effective, yet simple call involving the caller asking, "Can you hear me?" The logical response is to say, "Yes." Unfortunately, that's exactly the problem. Scammers are using robots to call and secretly record you. The answers you give them are then used against you - and your wallet.
  • Caller: "Hi, this is Frank from the consumer department - can you hear me okay?"
  • If you answer "Yes," it's secretly recorded. Later, the scammer calls back demanding payment, using the recording as proof that you agreed to pay for goods or services.
This new scam can also use robocallers equipped with artificially intelligent voice recognition to engage in a conversation and capture your personal information.

What You Should Do



Don't answer calls from numbers you don't recognize. We suggest putting a sticky note by your phone, reminding you to think before you speak. If you suspect you may have fallen for this scam, keep an eye on your bank and credit card statements. It's always a good idea to check your credit report from time to time as well.

Need to get the specifics on the number? Check out YouMail's online phone directory to see if that number has negative reports or belongs to a known scammer.

Our BEST Advice



Let calls from numbers you don't recognize roll to voicemail. Voicemail really is your best defense against fraud. And if you're a YouMail customer, even better! YouMail identifies known scam callers. They will hear an "out of service" message and those pesky scammers (and telemarketers) will take you off their list for good.

How YouMail Can Help Stop Scams Today



YouMail customers are protected from scammer, spammers and other unwanted callers. And it's 100% totally free. Our exceptional call blocking and caller ID capabilities effectively block calls and remove any and all numbers from robocaller lists – FOREVER.