Accidentally called back scam caller

I was waiting for delivery from Walmart, and I saw that I missed a phone call. Since I live in a pretty unsafe area, I immediately called back the number to make sure my package was delivered. However, the minute I heard a man speaking Hindi, I almost dropped my phone and the guy on the other side of the line hang up. I was so stupid for not checking the number before calling.

I did not tell him anything except “Hello?” but I am still worried. Will they hack my phone or get access to my emails linked to my phone number?


Thank you

The content was posted by Salmonwithpotato on 2021-10-04 15:40:11 via reddit

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  1. They’ll probably keep calling you since you let them know your number is active. But you shouldn’t worry because that’s the last thing that may happen.

  2. joeyGibson says:

    All you did was confirm that your phone number is live. They’re not going to “hack” it, but you are probably going to get a lot more calls, since the line is known to have a human attached.

    There’s literally no good reason to answer an unknown number. Even in your scenario, if it was a driver calling, he would leave a message. I haven’t answered an unknown number in years, and my life is better for it.

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