Monday, October 5, 2015

Do Not Engage

Hubby Tony and I follow the same procedure when a call comes in on our phone.  When it rings we look at the incoming number. If we don't recognize the number, we don't answer. A legitimate caller will leave a voice mail, and we'll return the call.  That screens out the vast majority of rubbish.

However, sometimes junk still slips through. For example, today there have been three messages from the same number. Each time the message is a robotic voice claiming to be from the IRS threatening us with legal action.  For what, it doesn't say.  The whole thing is very amateurish.  It starts out by saying:
"The IRS is filing a lawsuit against...[this is where a professional organization would insert a name to personalize the message. This time there's an extended silence, then...] you. For more information on case file call immediately on our department number XXX-XXX-XXXX."
Of course, I ignored the message and immediately deleted it. There have been so many print, TV and radio announcements about scams like this I can't believe anyone would fall for it at this point.  However, I guess they wouldn't keep doing it if there wasn't at least some type of response.

Five years ago today: Fall Recollections


  1. At least you don't get the duct cleaners...those are on and annoying.

    1. I've never had anyone call about duct cleaners. I guess I should be grateful for that.

  2. So stupid, they are. Glad you didn't fall for it.