My phone rings.
I see that it’s a local number so I answer.
Me: No. You have the wrong number.
Caller: Oh, I’m sorry… Well maybe you can help me…
Right HERE is where the RED FLAG goes up!
Phone scams work. That’s why the scammers call all day/everyday and “fish” for unsuspecting people pay for or agree to a contract that they didn’t want or know about.
Do this if you suspect a fraudulent call:
Don’t answer! If it’s someone you know that wants you to call them back, they’ll leave a message.
If you do answer the call, NEVER say “YES” or “OK” or any other words that is a sign of an agreement. Scammers can use these ONE WORDS as a consent to something that you didn’t want or agree to.
Again, if you have answered your phone and you suspect fraud or telemarketing – HANG UP WITHOUT A WORD. Don’t worry about hurting their feelings. They were going to rip you off somehow or someway anyways!
We all use cell phones now days. If you know it’s a scam call, BLOCK it on your cell phone.
For more information on Phone Scams: FCT.gov
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