Phone scams have been around for quite some time, but fraudsters keep coming up with increasingly sophisticated methods of deception.
The staff of WeGoRo wants to draw your attention to a relatively new type of phone scam and asks you to read this article carefully!
If you answer the phone and a stranger asks, “Can you hear me?“ hang up immediately. The call is from a scammer who is after a recording of your voice (more precisely, a recording of you saying ”Yes“). Such a voice sample can then be used for making purchases or other financial transactions in your name.
In some cases, saying “Yes” represents signing a verbal contract — something that equals clicking ”I agree“ or ”I accept" during online shopping. These so-called voice signatures are legitimately used by many companies when it comes to asking a client to confirm account changes or money transfers.
Even if you think that it is impolite to hang up on a stranger, think again! Sometimes this can be really helpful.