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    An Honest Scam

    | San Jose, CA, USA | Liars/Scammers, Theme Of The Month, Top

    (It is fairly late, and the phone rings. My husband picks up it up.)

    Husband: “Hello?”

    Caller: *cheerfully, in a heavily accented voice* “Hello, this is [generic sounding American name] from customer service. Are you the person who uses the computer?”

    Husband: “Okay, what’s this about? What’s the scam?”

    Caller: *still cheerfully* “We steal money from people with computers!”

    Husband: “…Excuse me?”

    Caller: “Can we steal money from you on your computer?”

    Husband: “No thanks. Have a nice evening.”

    (My husband hangs up and laughs.)

    Husband: “I wonder if it is it still considered a scam if the guy tells you upfront they are trying to steal your money?”