As some of you may or may not know – I work in a call center. I just took a call from a guy (we have caller ID and the number showed all 9’s – typical of solicitors) who claimed he was with the University of Oregon, updating vendor records and needed to know who the “president or owner” of our company is. Now, I have worked in office environments a long time and can smell a phone scam a million miles away (“yes, we provide your toner cartridges for your printers, what brand are they again?” uh, riiight), but have to admit this is a new one for me. Of course, I gave him the information. What do I care? Funny enough, I am paid to be helpful, answer questions and provide correct information to the people who call here – and our owner never wants his calls screened so when this guy calls back, he’s going to get right into the owner’s phone, hahahaha.
Why does it make me giggle to know that this is some type of scam? Seriously, I like my job well enough, but I can’t help finding it funny that now some schmuck has information that he will be selling on the scammy phone solicitor’s black market.