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‘Can You Hear Me’ Scam Targets Australia

A phone scam tricking people into saying “yes” and having their voice recorded in order to authorise financial charges is now targeting Australia.

The scam begins with a call from a scammer impersonating a representative from a legitimate organisation that may be familiar to the person, such as a bank or utility.

After the introduction, the scammer will ask the recipient whether they can be heard clearly, and then records the person’s “yes” response in order to obtain a voice signature, and authorise financial transactions later down the track.

Court had the full story on this morning’s Breaky Flow.

People are being advised to remain vigilant, and if approached by a scammer, reply with “I can hear you, can you hear me” or simply hang up.