How do you answer a stranger phone call?

How do you answer a stranger phone call?

Ask why the person is calling. If you don’t know the person, be polite by saying “How can I help you today?” or “What can I do for you?” If you do know the person, you can say something like “What’s up?” Even if you know the caller, avoid answering rudely.

How do I make a call with a stranger?

Make the call quick, but not sharp. Don’t go too fast, or it may come across as rude. If you start to stammer or panic, take a deep breath. If you’re still not calming down, ask a simple, casual question, and let them answer while you sit down and calm down.

What can a hacker do with your phone number?

How hackers can use your number to get access to your personal information

  • ‘Phishing’ for personal data. It’s common for hackers to send fake text messages to their targets in order to gain username and password information (this is known as phishing).
  • Sending links to malicious apps.
  • Two-factor authentication.
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What does placing a phone call means?

1. “To place a call” is roughly synonymous with “to telephone”. It feels slightly old-fashioned, like something that was used back when you needed an operator to help you telephone someone.

What would you do if a stranger borrows your phone?

For what it’s worth, if a stranger needed to borrow my phone, I’d dial the number myself and put it on speaker. This would reduce the chance of them running off, and also prevent most of the scams and schemes listed below, yet still allow me to be a good Samaritan to someone with a genuine need.

Why do people ask to use my phone?

A person may ask to use your phone, perhaps for a dire emergency. When you give them your phone, unbeknownst to you, instead of dialing a number (or even in addition to calling someone) they could perform a money transfer from the Venmo, Cash App, PayPal or similar app you have installed on that phone.

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Is it safe to lend your phone to a friend?

Don’t relinquish your phone: If you really want to be super-safe, simply don’t lend your phone to anyone, especially those you don’t know. It may sound harsh, but it’s up to you to decide how comfortable you are assuming the risk that something could go wrong.

How much does it cost to call 09xx numbers?

In the UK, 09xx numbers can cost up to £1.50 per minute, and most 09xx providers charge around 33\%, so a five minute call syphons £5 into the group’s hands. If you’re a good social engineer, you might only have a 10 minute gap between calls as you wander around a busy high-street, so that’s £15 an hour (tax free!) – almost triple minimum wage.