Yesterday morning I had a robot call me and ask inappropriate and intrusive questions about my plans for voting in the upcoming Federal Election. After a few questions, I hung up.
This morning, an early morning call (too early) informed me that whilst I was at innocent slumber between the sheets, someone had made two BIG purchases using my credit card. These two BIG purchases exceeded my limit (which I assumed could not happen in the first place). This time an actual human voice wanted to “assist” me before the charges went through and I ended up paying for everything. I was left in NO doubt I’d end up paying for EVERYTHING. I was in deep shit. Warning as clear as a bell.
But first, the actual human voice wanted some information.
Go and get your card, I was instructed.
No, said I.
You will pay BIG, said he. Get your card and give us your account information.
I did not point out, though I was tempted to do so, that they must already have all my information, since they called me with this DIRE warning. Perhaps, I pondered to myself, they themselves could cancel the card. Wipe out the BIG debt. Chase the perpetrator across hill and, er, dale , and throw them in the clink.
Get your card. Get your card. Give me the numbers.
Then he hung up on me.