Is It Just Me, Or Are Scam Phone Calls Running Amok?
The first day I arrived in Shreveport a little over a month ago, I lost my cell phone. Well, I didn’t actually lose it. I left it on the top of my car and now it’s somewhere in the middle of eastbound I-20 near the Pines Rd. exit. Anyway, my wife and I went to AT&T to get a new phone. Almost the minute I turned it on, calls started coming in from people telling me that my car warranty was expired or that there was a problem with my credit card.
And I know I’m not the only one it’s happening to. I kid you not–we were in a managers’ meeting on Monday and three of us got calls one after the other from the same spammer in Akron, Michigan. I don’t know what it is, but these things irritate me more than anything in the world. Even more than the GEICO commercial with the guy and girl on the plate talking to each other.
It gets worse–there’s a new scam where just saying “Yes”, on the phone could result in somebody charging up thousands of dollars on your credit card.