‘Can you hear me?’: Don’t say ‘Yes’ in new telephone scam

Telemarketing calls are annoying enough, but now authorities are warning consumers about the risk of having their words on the phone used against them.

It’s called the ‘Can you hear me’ scam and reports in the U.S. suggest it’s growing in popularity as fraudsters use it to try to get your money.

“He said, ‘This is Tony Moore, can you hear me clearly?’” Gail Worth, a homeowner who got one of the calls, said.