Scammer Phone Calls
I do not answer my phone anymore. I get so many scammer phone calls it is unreal. I bought a phone where I can manually block phone calls.
The latest scam on the phone is that they will ask you 'can you hear me' and if you say YES they can somehow use that recorded YES as an affirmation that you agreed to have your credit card charged or something like that.
I have gotten calls from some con men who say they are from Microsoft and they called to tell me that my computer has virus's and they can fix it for a price! I have gotten the same calls over and over and have even hollered at them telling them they are scammers and they say, 'no they are not'. Liars!
I had this one scammer call me from Bristol, CT about 6 times a day. It is a robo call and they used 2-3 phone numbers. If I answered the call, there would be no one there. This was maddening to say the least. They have been blocked.
There have been calls from fake Police charities.
The only time I answer an unknown number is when I am expecting a call from someone who I don't know their phone number. Such as delivery people or doctors/hospitals.
I wish Congress would force the phone companies to block these scammers.It doesn't do any good to sign up for the do not call list. It is useless.