This week, the Kidling is on break. No school. We didn’t have to get up early.
Only, my phone rang at a little after 7am on a Monday morning, while I was still dreaming about…. never mind, you get the idea. I grab the phone and mutter ‘hello?’ and no answer. “Can I help you?” a bit louder, because I am already getting pissed.
“You don’t need to shout. I am calling from Windows Technical Department about your Windows computer….”
I hung up, and I wasn’t gentle about it.
This particular scam has been around at LEAST five or six years, and you actually think I am going to even listen to your spiel, bitch? And trust me, I wasn’t shouting. That was still an ‘indoor’ voice when I asked if I could help you. Me shouting is a whole LOT louder. Don’t call me outside of regular business hours and expect me to buy your bullshit, either. I am not stupid. I am not easily conned.
The Do Not Call list works for valid telemarketing companies. It doesn’t block scammers who use automatic dialers/phonebooks/purchased phone lists. And the FCC has problems going after these jerks, because they aren’t usually in the USA or its territories.
They call again, I am sooooo going to vent on someone’s ego. I was having such a nice dream, and now I have a damn headache.