Monday, December 5, 2022

A scam I was unaware of.

 Just received a phone call, from 716 area code. I answered because that's what I do.

There was a slight delay, then I hear a bloop, and someone on the other end comes on line. So it is obviously a computer dialed number.

The girl has a pretty heavy accent. She said hello Grampa, which took me back for a second.

I said who is this? She said this is Brittney?? your favorite granddaughter.

To which I replied I don't know what the hell you're talking about. And then complete silence.

Hello?  Hello? You there granddaughter??

Guess they are off to call greener pastures.


  1. Since I no longer have tv I quit answering those calls.
    I used to let them get about 10 seconds into their pitch then I would say, can you please hold on, I want to hear what you have to say but I need to check something on the stove. All while this was happening I would be finding a channel with a infomercial. I would place the phone next to the tv speaker and walk away for about 5 minutes.

  2. These con artists only have to get lucky once out of a thousand calls to make money. And as PT Barnum so famously stated, a sucker IS born every minute.

    1. And this girl was convincing. Can't imagine how many seniors might fall for that.

  3. That voice have a red dot on it's verbal accent forehead by chance or has Zelenski created another source of revenue since the Biden connection might be drying up?

  4. Caller ID is your friend! If I don't recognize the number I let it go to the answering machine. My message informs said caller that they can leave a callback number, and if they are trying to sell me something, Fuggeddaboudit!