If you’ve ever used Siri or Google to call a business, you could
be in danger of falling victim to a new scam.
Phone calls made with voice assistants could open people up to
scammers, who have found a clever new way to exploit our growing
dependence on Siri and Google. That’s according to the
Better Business Bureau, which issued a warning about the
Here’s how it goes down, according to the BBB: you need to call
a business, like an airline, but you don’t know what number to
call. So you do what many of us do and ask Google or Siri to “call
[business name]” for you you.
But instead of calling your bank or your airline, the assistant
calls a scammer impersonating someone from the company, who will
try to trick you into sending them money. Read