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Unusual Security Telephone Call

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Unusual Security Telephone Call

Yes we have all had them but other than a foreign accent this was different

It was in relation to a Hong Kong Visa application/check

As I explained I don't have a current Hong King visa (I haven't been there for 20 years) so after they asked if there was somebody else called Mr <my correct name including middle initial> at this address I advised I couldn't help

Lets us hope I have stopped a scam in it's tracks

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adrianscotter
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Re: Unusual Security Telephone Call

And while talking about scams, the newest one I heard of is an automated call that asks immediately, 'can you hear me?' DO NOT say yes, just hang up.  It's a scam that uses a recording of you saying 'yes' and they tag it onto all manner of questions and plague you with calls! You have been warned...

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Re: Unusual Security Telephone Call

Seems highly unlikely.

https://www.snopes.com/can-you-hear-me-scam/

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adrianscotter
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Re: Unusual Security Telephone Call

Hm, curious one this, we heard it on Wink News TV (about 80 miles south of Tampa, FL) and a couple of days before we left Florida, my wife took a call on her mobile and answered yes to a request of 'can you hear me?' but nothing (so far) has come of it.  Maybe a copycat?

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