3. "CAN YOU HEAR ME" PHONE SCAM There was recently a Consumer Alert warning Americans about 'can you hear me' scams. We actually warned you about these scams making the rounds a few months ago. Now, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said the problem is getting worse. The FCC is asking consumers to be careful answering calls from unknown phone numbers. Scammers are calling victims hoping to get them to say the word "yes" during the conversation that's being recorded. The fraudster will later use the recording of the victim saying yes to authorize unwanted charges on the victim's utility or credit card account. The scam works like this: a consumer answers a call from someone impersonating a representative from organizations that provide a service that the victim is most likely familiar with. The criminal could say they're with a utility company, a mortgage lender or a credit card company to name a few. The scammer will ask "Can you hear me?" The caller records the victim saying yes, which they later use as a voice signature. This voice signature can be used to authorize fraudulent charges via telephone. www.komando.com/tips/398001/5-dangerous-phone-scams-that-are-spreading-now/all Here is the question... are personal credit and utilities working off voice recognition now days? OR is it that if a case was to be taken to court, the 'YES' would be in the person's own voice.. No other sentence or remark but only the word, 'yes'?