I just got a call from 201-228-1061 with (naturally) "Unavailable" on the caller ID.
As is so common these days, the "caller" was a voice menu breathlessly telling me that this was an "URGENT MATTER!" regarding my vehicle warranty and that I should "Press 1" if I had "already cleared up this matter, so we can update our records" or "Press 2" to "take care of this RIGHT AWAY" since, if I didn't, I'd be "LIABLE for ANY REPAIRS!"
Seriously, I have never heard such urgency from a telemarketer.
I'm home with a sick kid today (Busy Boy has strep throat yet again), and, I was kinda curious (knowing it was a sales call) what the caller would say, so, I pressed 2.
He mumbled something that was supposed to be a company name, and, immediately asked for the make, model and VIN# of our car.
I told him I had no idea what he was talking about, or, why he would be calling me, and, that I had more than one vehicle, anyway.
He sputtered, stumbled, and, then finally got testy with me: "Didn't you get the mailing we sent? It's on there. Can you go look at your registration?"
I replied, "First of all, you called me.
Secondly, I have no idea what you are talking about, I don't appreciate these stupid "urgent" calls, and, I don't even know the name of your company!"
Boyfriend then hung up on me.
I looked up the phone number, and, I found all kinds of stuff.
The company seems to have some sort of sales information as we did buy a car a couple of months ago.
I just wanted you to be aware, especially those of you with elderly parents or grandparents who live alone and might get these calls.
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