Several news sources are sharing reports about a phone scam where the caller is simply looking for you to answer “yes” to a question. The scammers record the “yes” response, then use that recorded response as proof that you answered in the affirmative to authorize a charge or purchase over the phone. So how do you answer “yes” to a question over the phone in such a way that it cannot be offered as proof of your agreement to authorize a purchase? And note: Simply hanging up in response to an unknown caller is the recommended response.
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This is how my writing teachers taught me to answer essay questions. Trouble is, I rarely talk in essays. If we all start answering phone scammers with essay type negative responses, perhaps it will give them less time to scam others. Yes?