Get a wrong number asking 'can you hear me?' Police say you better hang up

MGN Online

If you receive a phone call from someone you don't know asking "can you hear me," it would be in your best interest to probably hang up.

A new scam could make you a potential victim if you answer yes because that response is recorded by fraudsters and is used to make unauthorized charges on a phone or utility bill.

According to KTLA, victims are charged because the person already knows your phone number and phone providers pass through the third-party charges.

It is advised that you check your credit card and cable statements for unknown charges if you believe you may have been a victim.

Disputes for credit card charges can be discussed with the Federal Trade Commission and phone bill disputes can be talked about with the Federal Communications Commission.