Friday, December 23, 2011

Step Away from This Number

My phone’s been blowing up – with incoming calls from overseas tech-scam artists who are trying to remotely gain access to my computer and get my credit card number; and from the same person who’s been wrong-number-dialing me for at least a year.

It’s been a big week for the struggle. It looks like I’ve finally scared the tech thugs away. And after this text-message exchange (that didn’t last nearly as long as I would have liked it to), I doubt I’ll be hearing from the Maryland-based wrong number ever again:

Maryland: Aye bro how much u want for that spider ski pants

Me: $480

Maryland: U said u want 480 for tha pants only dam bro u should let me hold these down for that winter and I got 100 for u

Me: U gotta point. How much total $$ u thinkin?

Maryland: 100 nigga

Me: For pants like this? How bout a cool $160? Sale of the century

[At this point, I feverishly changed my voicemail greeting so, if he called to discuss the transaction/bargain he was getting, he wouldn’t hear my name or voice.]

Maryland: OK

Me: When u need em by?

I never got my answer.

4 comments:

  1. Oh, Kadzi, all this sounds kinda scary. I sure hope you never hear from this guy (or the tech scam people) again. It makes all the spam I get trying to sell me theater tickets and cosmetics seem very innocuous.

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  2. Nothing much to say, but snorting with laughter because this is so you. Hope there will be another chapter in this story.

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  3. Happy New Year to you!!! Been away...you just gave me the first good laugh of the year. That's why I love my Betty Flinstone's simple phone. Good to say hello and goodbye. Cannot handle too much technology at the same time. And this year I am trimming down complications, so maybe the echo will suffice. Keep making me laugh. It is good for the soul.

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  4. My cell phone number long ago belonged to someone who owed lots of people lots of money. People who called a lot and didn't want to hear that I didn't know who they were talking about. To this day, if I don't know the phone number, I don't answer my phone.

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