“Hi Susanne, this is John calling from United Auto Warranty to let you know your car warranty expired earlier this month. Would you like to extend your warranty and protect your car for another two years?”
Be honest — more often than not, your phone is ringing from a spam call rather than a friend. But have you fallen for one?
Truecaller finds that in one year alone, more than 59 million Americans reported losing money to phone scams, with the average person losing just over $500.
We headed into Mount Kisco in search of any robocall victims and chatted with a few folks. On average, we found that most were easily able to recognize a scam. In fact, one anonymous woman we spoke with, who says she’s a practicing Jehovah’s Witness, even told us she likes to have a little fun with it. When scammers who she believes are prostitutes call, she asks: “What do you think about all the evilness in the world?”
Here’s what others had to say about the spam calls they’ve received.