This evening, I picked up the one non-caller-ID phone in the house to hear a chipper youthful male voice intrducing himself and saying he was calling to arrrange an installation appointment for my new medical alert system. I quickly said no thanks, not interested, and he just as quickly responded that I already had on on order, they just need to install it. When I said I never ordered such a thing, he said it was already paid for, and that “someone who loves me or cares about my welfare” must have placed the order for my benefit. Yeah, right.
He made it sound as though he already had all my information, but never actually used my name or any other details, and some of what he said was carefully worded to try to get me to reveal such information myself, which of course I did not. He was definitely reading from a carefully crafted script that included convincing-sounding responses to various scenarios.
I can easily picture a trusting senior citizen getting suckered into revealing personal details over the phone to someone like this, or giving out an address and then getting robbed. So I wanted to let you all know about the call because I’m sure I’m not the only person who was/will be called.