The scammers have gone into overdrive during the pandemic. Topical knows of two local recipients of scam calls, one from the UK and the other from Sri Lanka, of all places – should have rung alarm bells. The current scam which has resurfaced involves a phone call from overseas which the recipient picks up and the phone call cuts of. The recipient then in all innocence phones back and the scammer’s aim is to keep them on the line as long as possible, thereby somehow, getting their money.

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