Received a call today from 412-385-9058 from a lady asking me to tell her my blood pressure and heart rate. I responded "First you tell me yours and then I'll tell you mine." at that point she hung up. Checking that number online I learned the call came from McKeesport, PA.
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She called me. I didn't know my blood pressure, so I gave her my social security number. She seemed fine with that.
Just got an "Unknown Name" on my cell phone, which I always send to voicemail. The number was 419-930-4254 and a google search tells me it was one of those, "can you hear me?" type scams. They do tend to come in waves...
The only real scam with the "can you hear me now scam" is the existence of the can you hear me now scam and our media's greater concern for getting headlines than reporting facts.
I would have said " Tell me what you're wearing and maybe we can get my heart rate up a bit!"
This was in today's paper in Columbus: On the Do Not Call list but still getting calls? Here’s whyFrom the article:
So I guess the government can either eliminate a significant number of minimum wage jobs (and add to the unemployment statistics, and eventually the welfare statistics), or the FTC can continue to field complaints that they don't really give a rat's ass about. I'm betting that the FTC clerks answering the phone are also minimum wage slaves.