Phone Spam

*Ring! ring!*

“Congratulations! You have won a free trip to the Caribbean. To claim your prize, please press–”

What on earth? This is Switzerland. Now, where did I sign up recently giving my home phone number?

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10 Responses to Phone Spam

  1. Steph,
    The ever present telemarketer is taking over the world!!

  2. AD says:

    don’t think bad, babe, you (and your phone number) are just famous 😉

    maybe the caller had caught a glimpse of you in Netizen 2?

  3. unbelievable. i got the very same call last week, and also thought about blogging it. where did i leave my phone number???

  4. lang says:

    You didn’t. This has been going on in Denmark for months now. American spammers who try to get you to give them your creditcard.

    Some of these spammers have problems with their phonesystems though. If their ‘salesperson’ disconnects you, they don’t disconnect your line, so you just hang around their system. That way you can listen in on the next calls, only hearing the salesperson though. So far two of my friends have tried this, listening to these spammers trying to trick other people for hours.

  5. Pavlos says:

    Pre-recorded messages are the worse. You cannot scream at them, or intimidate them by bringing up privacy legislation.

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  7. Scott Wilcox says:

    We get those too, here in England 😦

  8. Dave says:

    I got the same call a few minutes ago…

    what would have happened if I had pressed the 9 as I was asked to do? 😉

    I don’t know they have much success with that story here in Switzerland, as most people will just not understand what it is about 🙂

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