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By Lou Marzeles

New scam: don't say 'Yes' on call


This just in: all the incredibly creative con artists in the world have joined together to solve the world's problems. They just tidied up the Middle East and now are working on nuclear fission for home use. At least that's how the story ought to go. In actuality, news has come of another perversely creative scam hitting the nation and parts of Klickitat County.

Here's the basic summary: if you answer your phone and someone asks, "Can you hear me?"-do not say "Yes."

Scammers have taken to calling random numbers and immediately asking, "Can you hear me?" As soon as the scammee says "Yes," the thieves record your voice and then hang up. Some while later, you get a charge for a purchase you...

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