The Yes Scam

The Yes Scam

There is a new scam circulating around and you could easily fall for it.

According to the FCC, the scam begins as soon as a person answers the phone. A recorded voice or an actual person asks: “Can you hear me?” And the consumer responds, “Yes.”

“The caller then records the consumer’s ‘Yes’ response and thus obtains a voice signature. This signature can later be used by the scammers to pretend to be the consumer and authorize fraudulent charges via telephone,” an FCC news release said.

Once again I thought I would go over the 6 tips to preventing identity theft and fraud.

(1)     Make it a habit to continually check your credit card statements and debit card statements for unauthorized charges. Just make it a habit.

(2)     Get Credit Monitoring – your bigger companies like LifeLock say that is not enough  – until they can prove that their system does everything they say it can I think I will stick with credit monitoring.

(3)     Don’t use your car as a locker for purses, wallets, briefcases – Thieves smash windows and can easily steal your belongings.

(4)     Don’t carry sensitive information such social security numbers in your wallet or purse.

(5)     Be intentional when it comes to protecting your identity.  It is a huge problem and you don’t have the luxury of being lazy.

(6)     Golden Rule of identity theft – Don’t respond to anyone who approaches you for information. That would include emails that ask for information, people coming to your door, and most importantly any phone calls. Only give out information when you have verified who they are.

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