[LMB] OT: Phishing

Raymond Collins rcrcoll6 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 11 06:01:14 GMT 2022


I recently reactivated my landline and so far 99% of the calls are either
telemarketing or robocalls which I ignore. I also don't answer questions so
if ask if I'm me, I'll say, "I'm sorry I'm not interested." Then hang up.

On Mon, Jan 10, 2022, 8:23 AM Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com>
wrote:

>
>
> Some years ago we were told to avoid saying 'Yes' when a phone
> scammer rang. That they ask if you are Person X, knowing that
> you probably are, to get you to say "Yes," so that they can record
> that, cut it, and make it sound as if you'd consented to whatever
> they were selling.
>
> I don't know if that was ever true, although the warnings at the
> time included government spokesbobbles, as well as current
> affairs shows (cut to interviews with sad victims of the scam....)
> Haven't heard anything about it lately, though - was it ever a real
>  thing? And is it still?
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