Here’s an interesting scam. A travel telemarketer tells us that we have already put $698 down on a vacation, and there’s another $698 due. If we don’t pay, then they’ll send us to collections and we’ll still have to pay the $698, but we’ll forfeit the vacation. So they’re going to let us pay off the balance and keep the vacation. Isn’t that nice of them?

Actually, as I edit it and listen again, it gets very confusing. I think the scam just evolves based upon the victim’s responses. This call went to a robot named Salty Sally and she was friendly and agreeable, but didn’t really respond to the scam as expected so the telemarketer gets a little frustrated and gives up. There’s no swearing or abuse, but it’s entertaining and this “flavor” of scam was new to me so I wanted to share it with you.

Now, if you get telemarketer calls like this one, imagine how satisfying it is to waste thirteen minutes of their time with no effort on your part. All you have to do it conference in a Jolly Roger bot and mute yourself. One of my friendly robots will take over the conversation and you can go about your business. Please see for details on how you can use this service to automatically intercept your telemarketers.

And thanks for listening