Today I got yet another call from “Unknown Name” (of course) at 062-261-7470. I’ve had these calls before. There was a recent one from 062-274-5877, too.
If you answer, like I did, you get a message about lowering your current credit card interest rate. There is an option to opt out from future calls, but it doesn’t work. They call again anyway.
You’re probably wondering why I answer. Well, the calls come in on my office line. Often, when some of my ex-US co-workers call, the phone number never displays properly and shows as Unknown Name.
If you are like my Hubby, at this very second you are wondering why I don’t just report “the bastards.”
I finally decided to do a bit of research. To make a long story short, any call coming from a 062 area code is a scam. (Google “calls from area code 062” if you want the boring details.) As it turns out, 062 is not a real area code. Because it is not a real area code, it can’t be blocked. Nor can you report it to the friendly “do not call” folks.
I even saw a couple of reports that said calling these people back results in hefty phone charges in the area of $6/minute. So that’s not an option either.
Anyway… during my little research tangent, I came across this video, which is titled, “How to torment telemarketers with one word.” It’s short, entertaining and, of course, family-friendly.
Notice I didn’t say it is “hilarious” or that it made me LMAO. It’s just sort of “little giggle” funny. But even a little giggle is a good thing. Right?