Can you be scammed by answering my phone?
One of the most common scams when answering the phone is when the conman makes people think they are talking to an authority. They might even pretend to be the police or a member of their bank staff! They will even make it more realistic by revealing details of their personal details, PIN or online banking passcodes.
How do you tell if someone is scamming you on the phone?
10 signs youre talking to a scammerOdd-looking phone number.Delayed greeting.Caller cant communicate.Caller says theres a problem with an unknown account.The tone of the conversation becomes heated.You have to identify yourself.Caller uses a generic greeting.The call starts with threats or dire warnings.More items •Jan 15, 2020
What can you do if you get scammed over the phone?
If youve been the victim of a phone scam, you can report it online to the Federal Trade Commission, or over the phone by calling 1-877-382-4357. You can also report caller ID spoofing to the Federal Communications Commission online or by calling 1-888-225-5322.
What if I said yes to a phone scammer?
By responding “yes,” people notify robo-callers that their number is an active telephone number that can be sold to other telemarketers for a higher price. This then leads to more unwanted calls.
What do I do if I answered yes to a phone scammer?
If you fear that you may have answered with a yes, it does not necessarily mean that you will be hacked or scammed. But, pay attention to old charges on phone bills, credit card and bank statements, and dispute these immediately.