The robo-dialing scam artists are back, this time hawking home security systems instead of car warranties. As before, they called my business cell phone and followed their standard formula of using a recorded message to get your attention and asking you to press '1' to get further information. Today's recorded message was meant to scare you using FBI statistics about home break-in's to sell security systems. They called from (603) 856-0982.
"Joseph" answered when I pressed '1' and represented himself as an employee of the 'Home Security Network' and said they were affiliated with Brinks and ADT. Joseph knew my phone number and when I asked him where he got it he claimed my cell provider must have given it to them so I could take advantage of their offer.
"Joseph" was very interested in whether I had a bank account or a credit card and what my credit card score was. He mentioned an installation fee and monthly management fee but didn't know what the amount of those fees would be.
Alas, "Joseph" hung up on me when I revealed that I was just wasting his time because he called me at work. I'm sure this is just another scam to get your credit card number and personal information. Remember folks, nothing good ever came from robo dialers. Hanging up on them and reporting them to the Ohio Attorney General is the best thing you can do.
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