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The One Positive Of Scammers: Amusement

, , , , , , | Legal | November 25, 2020

My dad uses his personal cell number for his small business, so he makes it a practice to always answer any call, since it could be a client. However, this means he has answered quite a few scam calls… and has developed some pretty funny responses.

Robocall: “This is an important message from the social security administration regarding your social security number. Please press one to speak to a representative.”

Dad: *Presses one* “Hey, [My Name], come here. I got another one.”

Scammer: “Hello, this is the Social Security Administration. Thank you—”

Dad: “Thank you for calling the Social Security Administration. How may I direct your call?”

Scammer: *Pause* “What?”

Dad: “You called the Social Security Administration, sir. How may I direct your call?”

Scammer: *Pause* “No, sir, I am with the Social Security Administration.”

Dad: “Yes, you’re speaking with the Social Security Administration now. So, do you need to file a claim or—”

Scammer: “No, no, no! I am the Social Security Administration. You called us.”

Dad: “No, I didn’t. You called into our switchboard. Sir, you seem very confused. Do you need additional assistance?”

Scammer: “I. No. You. Wait. Argh!” *Click* 

Me: *Laughing* “Dad, that was better than the time you tried to convince the ‘IRS’ to order a pizza!”

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