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Okay, I get this call from some woman telling me that their records show I had stayed in one of their resorts and I had been chosen to spend X amount of days in Florida and go to Disney World, etc, etc, and then a 4 day 3 night cruise, blah, blah. I asked "Which resort did I stay at?" and she said she was going to transfer to me to such and such for the details. I ask again which resort and again the transfer me. I hung up. We hae never stayed in a resort.

Well, a few days later, same call and I go thru the same thing and hang up. I told Jerry next time she calls, if she does, I will state that my husband is senile and IU am in a wheel chair, so we couldn't go to Disney World and I am scared of water and my husband had enough of ships and sailing when he was in the Navy. I am sick and tired of all these "you have been chosen" or "you have won" calls. All scams, or trying to get you to buy something in the end I posted this on FB and about 3 others replied they had gotten a call just like that.

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I get these all the time. As I am in France I just speak to them in English and say I can't understand!! They soon go away.

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It also works quite well to answer the phone (assuming you have caller ID and realize they are calling from a place where you don't know a soul) with, "FBI. To whom may I direct your call?" For some reason they hang up and don't call back...

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I got one Friday at work, I have a new number that I have not given to anybody outside of work - not even my mother. They called up said they were a recruiter and I had signed up on their webpage. I never did. They had my new phone number, my work e-mail, and the address of my employer ( but not the one I give if I ever need to give it out ). They wanted to send me some e-books through e-mail. I told them they had the wrong info. I got off the phone and looked up the phone number, they had masked it with a public school about 40 miles away.

I think they were going to send send me a phishing e-mail. That is the only thing I can think of. We have 30,000 employees and hundreds of international contractors, any one of them could have sold my information.

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That's scary

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I've been getting the phone call the "there is a problem with Windows on your computer.." I just hang up!

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I get them on my cell; I answer and then block. Or sometimes I hand the phone to my overly chatty 6-year old and tell him they want to hear about his day.
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