Calls asking “Can you hear me now?”

Your phone rings and the caller ID shows a number you don’t know. You answer it anyway and hear, “Can you hear me now?” It’s a pre-recorded robocall – even though it sounds like a real person – and it’s illegal. We’ve heard from hundreds of people who have gotten calls like this.

Here’s what to do if you get a call from someone you don’t recognize asking, “Can you hear me?”:

  • Don’t respond, just hang up. If you get a call, don't press 1 to speak to a live operator or any other number to be removed from the list. If you respond in any way, it will probably just lead to more robocalls – and they’re likely to be scams.
  • Contact your phone provider. Ask your phone provider what services they provide to block unwanted calls.
  • Put your phone number on the Do Not Call registry. Access the registry online or by calling 1-888-382-1222. Callers who don’t respect the Do Not Call rules are more likely to be crooks.
  • File a complaint with the FTC. Report the experience online or call 1-877-382-4357.
Tagged with: imposter, kids, scam

Comments

Thank you.I never answer calls that come from numbers that I do not recognize them.

I get these calls daily on my state work phone. I just hang up. It use to be a guy but now its a girl sounding goofy

cubicle worker: I also got the "goofy girl" robot calls several times per week, starting last November. Sometime caller ID gives a phone number, but mostly it is only "Incomingcall". Now, I just pickup & hang up really fast.

I receive at least four of these phone calls a day. Each time it's a different person's name, but I can tell the calls are robotic and coming from the same source. I'm already on the Do Not Call List and that isn't stopping them.

I agree with you. I am getting these same phone calls every day, 7 days a week, sometimes 3 an hour. I report them everyday and even verified that I'm on the do not call list. Still, nothing is done! I block the numbers and they continue to call from another extension.

I get these all day long. I too am on the do not call list. I think that list is bogus. Today's call ask is this a business. I have learned not to say yes. I just keep repeating my company name. UGH - such a time waster.

I used to get 2 calls a day until I was so frustrated I started reporting each one to the FTC Complaint Assistant. Since then I only get them rarely and I continue to report them immediately after I hang up.

Why can't phone service providers block the robo-calls? Particularly if you pay for "minutes" on a cellphone plan. It seems so easy.

Spectrum includes robo-call blocking among the phone services -- no charge for that service. Also specific call blocking. No charge. Sign up on your account page online.

Some has taken my e mail and has been using it to scam me out if money i have give anyone. I few weeks back i get one the they crused my family out and insulted my father who is attorney and insulted my mother and am self i have since. Contact the ftc and filed a complaint.

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