Give a Man a Phish

thief 2The caller ID display said UNAVAILABLE, but I answered the phone anyway.

Me:  “Hello?”

Person On The Other End Of The Line:  “Hello, Mrs Muc . . . Muc . . . MucCurry?”

Me, rolling my eyes:  “Yes?”

POTOEOTL:   “You have a very nice voice. How are you this evening?”

Me, smirking:  “I’m fine.”

POTOEOTL:  “I am calling from Microsoft Windows. We have discovered that your computer has a virus.”

Me:  “How do you know that my computer has a virus?”

POTO, etc.:  “Our diagnostic system shows that you have a serious problem, and we would like to help you.”

Me:  “You’re from Microsoft? What’s your name and phone number?”

POTO:  “My name  is ah . . . Glenn. Glenn Morr . . . Morse . . . Moriz . . . Morrisss. Yes, it’s . . . Morris. My number is 425-XXX-XXXX.” (At first, he actually used Xs instead of the last four numbers. He finally spit out all the numbers, but I won’t print them here.)

Me:  “I don’t think you know anything about my computer. This a scam.”

“Glenn”:  “This is no scam; I gave you my phone number.”

Me:  “Ok, I’ll call Microsoft myself and check this out.”

“Glenn”:  click . . . dead air.


“There are so many scams on the Internet now. . . . Send me $19.95 and I will tell you how to avoid them.” ~Unknown

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