Lost According to Jay and Monticore
Approximately every six weeks a news story reports how some poor elderly couple was scammed out of thousands of dollars by a slick telemarketing scam. I don't know about the rest of you but I have always felt deprived because I have never been targeted for one of these scams. Well, yesterday everything changed when I received a call at work. I answered the phone, "Hello this is Monticore, how may I help you?" On the other line I hear silence and then just as I'm about to hang up hear in an easy to place foreign accent "Hello Heather you have been randomly selected to receive a US Government Grant for 10,000 Dollars. How are you going to spend the money?" I answered, "I did not apply for any grant. How did you get my information." Again the voice replies "I know this call must sound strange but I assure you that you have been chosen at random to receive this money from the US government," then explain that I would be happy to review the information at my leisure if they would mail me the offer. "Okay ma'am I just need to verify your address." She then reads off my old address and I reluctantly give out my current address. Then the voice asks, "Okay all I need now is your social security number, but only the last 4 digits so that I may verify your account and then you will receive the 10,000 dollar check in 3 business days.