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Shawn

Automated phone scams? Yikes!

2 min read

I just got a call from a phone number in South Carolina that I didn't recognize. (As far as I know I don't know anybody in SC.) This is Google's transcript of the voicemail they left:

Angry as a way of thanking you for being one of our premier customers you qualify for our all inclusive promotion which covers your accommodations and all your food and drinks for up to 2 guess that's right all you can eat all you can drink for 5 days and 4 nights. that's valued at $1,800 also as a bonus you will receive a free 5 day 4 night magical Orlando get away that includes your accommodations and Disney tickets to any Disney Theme Park Which alone is valued over $800 just for taking advantage of one of our all inclusive exotic destination promotions, so I just need to ask you a few questions to see if you qualify is that okay. I'm sorry. I didn't hear you clearly so I just need to ask you a question to see if you qualify is that okay. Our records show that your at least 28 years or older and you still have a credit card or a debit card correct. I'm sorry. I didn't hear you clearly nowadays almost all resorts require credit cards Do you have a credit card that you can use on your trip? Okay, no problem. Sorry. I bothered you I hope you have a really good day.

Wow. "Do you have a credit card?" Are you sure? "Nowadays almost all resorts require credit cards." How many people can this robo-caller fleece every hour, I wonder? Yikes.