New Phone Scam Warning

There’s a warning about a new phone scam that’s been reported in the Oneonta area and other parts of the state.

Police say the scammer usually starts by introducing themselves and their business then asks “can you hear me”.

If you say “yes”, then the scammer records your response and then puts orders in for products you never wanted.

You’re then threatened with legal action if you don’t pay the bill.

Experts say don’t answer the phone if the caller ID shows a number you don’t know.