Everyday in East Texas, there are numerous scamming attempts. Just a daily look at area police reports will bear that out. There always seems to be someone reporting that their financial information was compromised or that someone tried to get secure information through a phone call.
If you answer your phone and someone on the other end introduces themselves and then conversationally asks 'Can you hear me?', the Better Business Bureau(BBB) is advising folks that this could be a scam.