685. Gary answers the phone
© Bruce Goodman 26 August 2015
The phone went. Gary answered. Hello. Hello.
It was Jenny from an insurance company. Did Gary have funeral coverage? There were many advantages.
Gary was interested. He didn’t have funeral coverage, and these days… goodness! A funeral cost more than a trip to Phuket.
And so many more benefits, said Jenny. Now have I got your address right? And your phone number? And you date of birth? Is this your bank account number?
We can arrange an automatic payment, said Jenny. What’s your pin number?
Gary realised it was a scam. He had already divulged too much. But a pin number over the phone? Never!
“Look!” said Gary, “we’ve traced your phone number. We now have your physical address. Just make sure there are no children in the building for the next 48 hours. And watch what you eat, and where you eat. In fact, why don’t you save us the trouble and slit your own throat.”
An arrest was made. Thank goodness for that. There are far too many bad people about that get away with things. But not to worry; Gary’s inside for two years.