Saturday, January 11, 2014

Is Your Refrigerator Running?

Remember in the good ol' days before Caller ID, you'd get a phone call at least once a year from the neighborhood teen-ager:

Teen-ager:  Is your refrigerator running?
Gullible me: Gosh, I think so.
Teen-ager: Better catch it before it gets away.

CLICK.

Nowadays we get calls from techno-impersonators wanting to help us with non-existent computer problems:

Caller: We see error message coming from your computer.
Husband: Oh, really?
Caller: We need information to fix problem.
Husband: You sound funny. What's your native language?
Caller: English.
Husband: Where are you calling from?
Caller: Brooklyn.
Husband: Brooklyn, huh? What's the weather like there?

CLICK.

2 comments:

KathyA said...

Or much worse...spammers prey on people only too ready to hand over information...and what was just annoying is now dangerous.

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