The link below is a news story for information about a recent telephone scam. Please feel free to share with family, friends and members of your community groups or organizations.
If you receive a phone call from someone asking “can you hear me,” hang up. You’re a potential victim in the latest scam circulating around the U.S.
The police are now warning about the scheme, which also sparked warnings by Pennsylvania authorities late last year. The “can you hear me” con is actually a variation on earlier scams aimed at getting the victim to say the word “yes”, or "OK" or similar answer in a phone conversation. That affirmative response is recorded by the fraudster and used to authorize unwanted charges on a phone or utility bill or on a purloined credit card.
The recommendation is to not answer unknown calls, and let them go to voicemail or an answering machine. See the news report for more info and recommendations.