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BBB Warns of a Phone Scam

The Better Business Bureau is warning of a phone scam that might cost you money.

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The Better Business Bureau recently reported it’s come to their attention that consumers reported receiving calls from scammers both recorded and personal. In many reports, the first thing the scammer will say is “Can you hear me?” – an ongoing scam that began targeting consumers earlier this year.

One consumer reported that when they were asked “Can you hear me?” and answered in the affirmative, someone else came on the line with a foreign accent and mentioned they were in the correct age bracket for a special offer.

It’s not clear how the scams will play out over time, or if the targets will be victimized at a later date. At this point, no individual has reported any money lost.

Paula Fleming, a spokes person for the BBB says “Scammers have created multiple cover stories to disguise their true intentions. Always be wary of unexpected emails, calls, or text messages that ask for personal information.”

Don’t answer your phone unless you know who’s calling you!. If it’s important, the caller will leave a message.

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