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A “Yes” Answer To “Can You Hear Me” Phone Call May Scam You. Beware.

A “Yes” Answer To “Can You Hear Me” Phone Call May Scam You. Beware.

Technology
If you hear a voice saying "Can You Hear Me" over an incoming call on your mobile device or land phone, don't say "Yes." A simple "Yes" can make you victim of scam. This is the newest sophisticated racket that involves tricking into saying yes to sign you for stuff you have not ordered. This indicates chatbots or automated conversational agents could play a large role in future in interacting with humans. This could also be considered as the future of scammers and telemarketers as natural-speech technology is advancing at faster speed and it would be difficult to understand whether we are speaking with a machine. The voices will sound more sociable. Professor of computer science at UC Santa Cruz, Marilyn Walker, said stuff is coming together in such a way that is close to artific...