Attorney General Alerts Consumers to New Scam

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey issued a scam alert warning consumers to not answer the question, “Can you hear me now?” Answering that one question can subject consumers to the latest scam. Media reports indicate the scam is circulating throughout the country, including the northern West Virginia area. It typically starts with an unsolicited phone call, during which the caller claims to represent a business or agency. Moments later, he or she will claim to have a bad connection or ask if the consumer can hear clearly — in effect, “Can you hear me now?”