Monday, April 11, 2011

All-time best


Called me Friday to let me know I won Publishers Clearing House for an $850,000 prize. First thing I thought was, what a party I could throw for my blog buddies. A week ar the Jersey Shore (not the TV show with the Guidos and Guidettes) but famous Atlantic City. Shows, gambling, the beach.


But my next thought was

SCAM, Jamaican, style.

So, as usual, I decided to screw around with the dude.

Kept him on the phone for 12 minutes plus.

He called me back 12 times over the weekend. Told him my car was in the shop, that stopped the calls until Monday.

They started again. I didn't answer until the 6th call. Told him I contacted my sister and the FBI ( and he said my sister and the FBI were trying to corrupt my thinking. Then I told him because I have brain dasmage my sister controls my money.

He dropped the price to 200.

The last call was 22:45.

Last call I promised to try to get a ride to Western Union, can't drive due to the damage. ;)

Good thing I have a lot of free time.



ReformingGeek said...

You are such fun, Crotchety!

That poor guy.


nonamedufus said...

Good on you. I wouldn't have the patience. But, hey, if you want a buddy to celebrate with win you do win, I'm there for you!

vanilla said...

Nice jobs. I mean both the handling of the situation and the reporting of same!

Da Old Man said...

@ Reffie : The longer I keep a scammer going the fewer chances he has to cheat desperate people and little old ladies.

@ Nonamed: A Cyber high five

@ Vanilla: I doubt the FBI will do anything, but maybe a warning to look out for Jamaican scammers.

Janna said...

I love it!

And I almost feel sorry for the tele-scammer.

... almost. :)

Slick said...

I have found true greatness here...............I salute you, Sir!