Are you like millions of other Americans constantly dealing with these incessant spam calls? Whether it’s your car’s extended warranty or an offer for something you don’t need or want, they’re never NOT annoying. Sure, the best thing to do is hang up, but sometimes you feel the need to unload on them & give them a piece of your mind. I know I have! And for many, they can actually be very convincing in getting you to stay on the line & believe it’s a legit call!
There is one thing you should never say, though.......the word yes. It can very often be the beginning of fraud.
Experts say while you should never really give any attention to these calls, sometimes you will wind up asking questions to learn more, but it’s important to never say the word “yes” in any way, shape, or form because they could be recording you & that “yes” could be used down the line to falsely indicate you agreeing to something you aren’t even aware of.
Scammers will typically call from local area codes to get you to pick it up. Then they will allow you to pick up the phone and once you say hello, they will ask “can you hear me?” to elicit a response of “yes”. What callers don’t realize is that the scammer is recording you saying “yes” and using that as possible fraud.
So like I said earlier, even though it can be tough to NOT ask questions, believe me I know, your best bet is just not answer the phone with a number you don’t recognize. If it’s really somebody who needs you & isn’t looking to scam you, they’ll leave a voicemail or try you again later.
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