Thursday, October 28, 2010

Scammer Call #2

Got the call again, and used a line from a friend:

Scammer: Hello sir, I'm phoning from Bell Canada. We want to give you a free cell phone.

Me: Do you have service in Antarctica?

Scammer: No. Sorry sir.

Me: That's a problem for me. I hate getting off the helicopter at Vostok Station and finding I have zero bars. If you start offering service in Antarctica, you be sure to phone me back and we'll talk some more.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Scammer Call #1

I get regular calls from scammers, so I thought I would start posting my conversations. Mostly they are from people claiming to be from a phone company, telling me that I qualify for a free cell phone. Here is one of the calls, from which I borrowed ideas from a friend.

Scammer: Mr Shawn? Good news. You qualify to receive a free cell phone.

Shawn: Does it run on batteries?

Scammer: Yes.

Shawn: That's a problem for me. Battries wear out. Do you have one that is nuclear powered?

Scammer: No. It's a cell phone, not an atomic bomb.

Shawn: Well you be sure to phone me back if you get some nuclear powered models.