A New Phone Scam

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So my wife answered the phone this morning and it was a computer-generated robot voice saying that “The federal government has filed a lawsuit against you…”

Ooh, that sounds scary! Would that be the whole federal government, collectively, suing us, or just some part of it? The robot didn’t say. IRS, Dept. of Defense, Homeland Security, NASA, Dept. of Agriculture–you could spend all day listing them, and still not finish. Oh, the suspense! Which agency of the federal government is gunning for us?

Not to worry, though. The robot said all we had to do was call this number which, as a reasonably moral individual, I will not reproduce here. Yup, just call this here number and everything’ll be hunky-dory, we’ll walk you through it… just as soon as you give us a little information…

How stupid do you have to be, to fall for this? Never mind, don’t tell me.

Somebody just explain to me again why it’s so bad to teach our children the Ten Commandments.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

8 responses to “A New Phone Scam

  • UnKnowable

    Yep, and I bet that they can protect you from identity theft too. Now, just send in all your credit card numbers, etc. 🙂

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  • Phoebe

    I keep getting the ones supposedly coming from “Windows headquarters” about the error messages they’re getting from my computer — and I need to go to my computer and give them my passwords so they can walk me through a fix, etc., etc., etc. These come from human beings, though, rather than robots, so I’m able to interrupt them and tell them that I’ve trapped their originating number and if they call again, I’ll report them to the Attorney General.

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  • Erlene

    Yeah, I get weird phone calls too. Some are recorded human voices, and some are obviously not human. I just hang up.

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