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New scam phone call appears to attempt to get recipient to say ‘yes’ or ‘no’

A scam phone call targeting Australian numbers appears to try to get the recipient to say ‘yes’ or ‘no’ by leaving long pauses in its recorded message.

Neil Mitchell received the audio from a listener who said the call was made to their phone from an Australian mobile number.

“It’s a bit confusing at first, it appears a woman is calling about a car crash,” Neil said.

“We have asked the ACCC and Scamwatch if they were aware of this new scam and they say they’re looking into it.”

“It looks like the scammer is trying to get you to say ‘yes’ and ‘no’ then use your voice recording to scam you somehow.”

Click PLAY below to hear the scam phone callĀ 

“I just wanted to say thank you for the note,” the woman’s voice says in the recorded message.

“Just one thing, you have got car insurance right? Sorry? Excuse me?” She asks, leaving long pauses in between.