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New Wire Fraud Scam!

Friday, October 25, 2019

There's a recent new phone scam you may not be aware of:

You receive a phone call that says, "Are you there?" or "Is this Mr./Ms. so and so?"

Do not answer with a "Yes."

Your voice is recorded and your "yes" statement is spliced into a recording as an answer to an authorization question such as, "Do you agree to this purchase (or something worse)."

It is very difficult to dispute this false charge on your credit card because after all, they have your voice authorizing the purchase.

One suggestion might be to simply answer such a phone call with a question such as, "May I ask who's calling?"