Thursday, January 29, 2009

Scam

So, today somebody called our home number.
My mom picked up the phone.
And the man on the other line proceeded to tell us that we had won a number of prizes and that all we needed to do was to pick up what we had won somewhere in Woodbridge at 5pm on Saturday (or something along those lines.)

My mom had to leave the house though, so she couldn't talk to him very long. He said he would call back.

By the time he called back this evening, my mom had looked online and found that this guy was in fact a scam artist.
Sure enough, he called back.
My mom answered the phone and said, "Sir, I know you are a scam. I found you online. If you call us again I will call the police. I know where you are, and I will send them to you"

The other side of the line went quiet, and it changed to speakerphone.
I could hear a lady on the other end quietly saying, "The police?!"
Nobody really said anything for a minute.
My mom said again that she would call the police to put an end to their scamming.

The man on the other end of the line swore at my mom and hung up.

Yup.

K