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What to do if you fell for the "can you hear me?" scam

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The "can you hear me?" scam is making its rounds, and some people are concerned what to do if they say the wrong thing.

ABC21 previously reported about the scam. In it, the victim gets a call from someone. They almost immediately ask "can you hear me?" The Better Business Bureau says the goal is to get you to answer "yes". They then use this to pressure the caller at a later time to pay up for something they did not agree to, using their own voice as evidence they agreed.

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The Better Business Bureau serving Northern Indiana says many people are very concerned about what they should do if they accidentally slip and say "yes." The BBB says if you fall for it, there is something you can do.

The BBB says if you fall for the scam, contact the Identity Theft Resource Center. You can call the center's hotline at 888-400-5530 or visit them online at www.idtheftcenter.org. Eva Casey Velasquez, president and CEO of the center says calling them is one step towards recovery.

"Those that have given away their personal identifying information run an increased risk of future identity theft victimization and need additional assistance," Velasquez said.

The BBB says the scam continues and people should remain cautious.

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