In Present Company

| | Working | May 5, 2017

(We get a lot of scam calls in my office about our photo copier. Usually the scammers give up quickly if you ask the right question or two, but not this one.)

Me: “Good afternoon, [Company]. This is [My Name] speaking.”

Scammer: “Hi, this is Customer Service calling on your photo copier. We’re updating our records and I just need someone to check the numbers on the side of the copier for me.”

Me: “Okay, and what do you need the information for?”

Scammer: “I’m updating our records.”

Me: “I know, but what do you need it for?” *this is usually the point that most of them hang up*

Scammer: “I’m updating. Our records.”

Me: “I know, but— Okay. Who needs this information?”

Scammer: “We do. We’re the call center for your copier.”

Me: “What company are you from?”

Scammer: “What company are you from?”

Me: *thinking he misheard me and is repeating what I asked for clarification* “What company are you from, sir?”

Scammer: “What company are you from?”

Me: “What— Did you just ask what company I’m from?”

Scammer: “Yes, I did.”

Me: “Are you messing with me now?”

Scammer: “Yes, I am.”

Me: *laughs* “Okay, have a nice day. Bye bye.”

Scammer: “You, too.”

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