Should I Answer A Phone Number I Don’T Know?

Why you should never call back an unknown number?

“When you call back not only are you verifying the number is attached to a real person but that you’re willing to make the effort in calling back an unknown number,” she says.

For one thing, scammers could convince you to give out personal information, like your credit card or Social Security number..

What numbers should not answer?

If you’re wondering how to distinguish between a call you can trust and a scammer, disregard these area codes when calls roll in:809, 829, 849, 876.473.268,284.664, 649.767.

What can happen if you answer an unknown call?

Answering even one question from someone with no caller identity can be dangerous. It puts you at risk of being a victim of voice phishing. This kind of scam is perpetrated when the person on the other line records your voice whenever you answer “yes” to their question.

What happens if you pick up an unknown number?

Probably not. The chances of a call from an unknown number being an emergency are relatively low and the person can you leave you a voicemail message if it is. You can then call them back as you will know the purpose of the call. No one is going to call with an emergency and then not leave a message.

How can I find out who a number belongs to?

For numbers that are listed in the phonebook, using a reverse phone number service is the easiest way to find out who a telephone number belongs to. The website 411.com offers a free reverse phone number service. Enter the area code and telephone number and press “Search” to return a list of results.