Authorities around the nation are warning people with cellphones, if you get a phone call from a number that sort of looks familiar, you might not want to answer it. If you do, the caller will ask "can you hear me?". Authorities are saying you should answer no, or hang up.
A friend of mine answered the phone and was surprised to hear the IRS on the other end. They told him he had underpaid his taxes and that he had to agree to some payment plans or legal action would be taken and one of them would be arrest.
My friend's Mother was almost scammed with this old phone scam that preys on your heartstrings. Don't be afraid to ask questions, and don't be fooled by the smooth talker. I have updated this story because of new information I have discovered.