The Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York is warning of a phone scam targeting Buffalo residents and WNYers! Don't be fooled!

Credit: WGRZ

The "Can You Hear Me?" phone scam is has been reported now in WNY, according to WGRZ! There have been 20 reports made to The Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York about it so far.

Here's how it works: the scammers play a message once you answer the phone, asking "can you hear me?", hoping that you will say "yes." The scammers record you saying "yes," then try to use it as consent to purchasing products and services.

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The Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York has received 20 reports of this new phone scam over the past two days alone, with dozens of people on WGRZ's social media channels also reporting they've received similar calls.

"We don't know what the product is. We've heard vacations, job offers. And we've heard from people that they're just saying, 'can you hear me? Can you hear me?'" Melanie McGovern, the communications director for the Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York told WGRZ. She also said that the BBB is working with law enforcement to try to identify and stop the scammers.

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