July 31, 2002

Phone Scams

I can’t help but feel like I’m being targeted for some kind of credit card scam. Yesterday I get home to find a message from some forgettably named agency who’s “been trying to reach me” (this was the first I’d heard about it, I’m not hard to reach) to tell me I’d been entered in a drawing to win a car (as if someone else submitted my phone number) and requesting I call them back. I deleted the message.

Then today at work I get a call and this guy just starts spewing this vacation deal at me. Disneyworld, Ft. Lauderdale, kids under 18 are cheaper, blah, blah, blah… I hung up on him. It was clear he wasn’t going to be inhaling any time soon. I wonder if they get oxygen deprivation to their brains. Probably why they keep their jobs.

Point being: I’m wondering how my numbers have fallen into the hands of these dickheads. If you’re signing me up for contests, knock it the hell off.

[Also: This is reminding me that I routinely get called by fax machines and an AT&T representative with a heavy Asian accent. (The last time she called I very politely informed her that she’s called several times and that I’d like to be taken off their list.) My new phone line sucks.]

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