How Scammers Can Weaponize the Word “Yes”

Scammers only need you to say “yes” over the phone. According to Data Breach Today:

The FCC says in a March 27 alert that the scam centers on tricking victims into saying the word “yes,” which fraudsters record and later use to attempt to make fraudulent charges on a person’s utility or credit card accounts.

“The scam begins when a consumer answers a call and the person at the end of the line asks, ‘Can you hear me?’ The caller then records the consumer’s ‘Yes’ response and thus obtains a voice signature,” the FCC warns. “This signature can later be used by the scammers to pretend to be the consumer and authorize fraudulent charges via telephone.”

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‘Can You Hear Me’ Scam Hooks Victims With a Single Word