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Do not pick up the phone with these words. Scammers can take advantage of it

How do I start a phone call? Although the choice of certain words seems unimportant, it can save us from problems. It’s also a way to make life difficult for phone scammers.

If we use the wrong words when initiating a phone conversation, they may be used – without our knowledge and consent – against us. It’s about “Yes, I’m listening,” words that many people say automatically when answering a call.

The threat associated with such a conversation start A reader of drew attention. In his case, after “Yes, I’m listening,” the person on the other side replies “Thank you, that’s it for me. Tomorrow we’ll send you an invoice.”

Almost all of us receive multiple calls with different offers, often from unknown numbers. “Yes, I am listening,” pronounced at the beginning of the conversation, and means that the potential scammer gets the desired word at the beginning – “yes”.

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Thanks to this, he can easily set up a conversation, create a recording from which – due to the confirmation taken from the context – our agreement to buy different types of products or services, and thus the confirmation remote contract conclusion.

Phishing companies can take advantage of this by creating endorsements on our so-called endorsements. Pursuing your rights, although possible, in such a situation requires efforts on our part and may take a lot of time.

Łukasz Michalik, journalist at

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