Police Warn That If You Answer The Phone To These Four Words, You Should Hang Up Immediately

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Image: Fox11

Answering a call from an unknown number could be a risky business. You see, although it could just be from a friend with their caller ID masked, sometimes, reports suggest, such calls may be a lot more sinister. They can also catch people unawares – like this new phenomenon that’s supposed to have been plaguing residents across the United States.

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Image: GJackson

Often when we pick up an unwanted call, it’s a telemarketer on the end of the line, hunting a sale. Obviously, this can be irritating, but it’s clearly not life-threatening. However, in recent times police in Virginia and several other states have issued a warning about a criminal group making unwanted – and potentially damaging – calls.

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Image: Richard Blank

Interestingly, phone scams are still on the rise despite more and more people choosing to transact online. One poll found that 11 percent of American adults lost money through a phone scam in 2015 alone. The average loss per victim was, furthermore, a whopping $274, with many losing much more than that.

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