One of the most common methods of telephone marketing or fraud is to make random calls using robocalls. If the user answers the call, it means someone is using the number. Later marketing or fraudulent calls are likely to become more frequent, as operators specialize in collecting legitimate numbers. The lists will be resold to third parties. But the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), state prosecutors andtexasThe Better Business Bureau (BBB) recently issued a warning that this type of number collection method has been upgraded. The pre-recorded voice will not only ask questions and wait for your answer before hanging up, but may also ask you out. Press a specific number to confirm that you will do so. Listen to the message.
The latest technique is to use a recording after the call to ask “Hey, can you hear me?” The calling system will disconnect because the system is 100% sure that you will answer the call and return the call. After that, more robocalls may arrive at your door, or worst case scenario:fraud syndicate, KHOU’s verification team also discovered that some enhanced versions would also ask “Are you listening?” (Are you there?), “Is this so-and-so’s phone number?” (Is it XXX?), waiting for you to arrive. Answer “Yes” or “No”, the number will be targeted.
However, one of the misinformation spread online is that criminals will record your “yes” and then use it to extort money. The American Bankers Association answers “not that simple”, because to complete the transaction you will not only have to answer a number of detailed questions, but you will also have to provide the corresponding certificate number itself. It is not possible to achieve this with just “yes”..
But how to avoid such annoying calls? The easiest way is to log your number on the “Do Not Call Registry” (donotcall.gov) website. Legitimate companies will never robocall you again. However, this method stop only gentlemen. , Not because number collecting or fraudulent groups do not care about the law, but because there are fewer marketing calls, so you will be more cautious when you receive such calls again. However, the Trade Commission still reminds you that if you ignore the “Do not answer marketing calls” option when signing other contracts, the company can still make marketing calls to you.
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