“THIS IS AN URGENT MESSAGE FOR THE VEHICLE OWNER!! WE HAVE BEEN TRYING TO CONTACT YOU ABOUT YOUR VEHICLES EXTENDED WARRANTY!!!”

Normally when a number dials my cellphone and I don’t recognize it, I’ll decline and send it off to voicemail. If it’s valid, I get a message, if it’s not (more likely the case) then it’s done. If the numbers used were common, I even have a contact configured on my phone that I would add them to, which never rang and automatically sent the call to voicemail.

I even pay a little extra to my cellphone provider every month for their enhanced Caller ID which quickly identifies most spam / telemarketer / robocalls. The calls I’ve been getting lately though? Good grief. These folks will automatically fake their Caller ID so it uses the local telephone numbers which can make it hard to discern.

Problem right now is, I’m dealing with a lot of loose ends related to my father, so I’m not exactly sure where a call I actually need to answer will come from… so a few times a day I get the automated message in the topic. I seriously have to wonder how much money these folks are making, and how many people will sign up for a vehicle warranty due to a cold call.

At least if it was a human on the other end of the line, I could mess with them a bit before I hung up…

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