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    Default Is this weird or is it just me?

    I had a phone call today from a certain telecommunications company, and they asked to speak to my husband. I said he was unavailable and could I take a message. The man on the phone then said 'is your husband out of town, will he be away for a few days?' I ended up telling him that where my husband was really wasn't any of his business and hung up. I just think it was a really weird thing to ask. And it kind of freaked me out, it was said in a kind of creepy way too..

    Am I overreacting? Couldn't he have just asked when was a convenient time to call back???

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    yeah thats a bit creepy I would feel uncomfortable with that (and I probably would have immediately said - oh no .. he will be home soon, just not right now )

    I understand why you feel a bit icky about it ..

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    Sounds like a scammer.

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    That's creepy. I'd contact the police or the telecommunications company he claimed to be from and let them know. It may be a scam, ppl trying to pick easy targets etc

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    I have had phone companies say similar things and I think it was just so that they knew when to ring my hubby and hassle him... In saying that though if you are worried call the company and make a complaint and find out why they are delving so deep into personal information.. tell them how uncomfortable it made you feel and request they don't call you again.

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    ick!


    I'd do what bunny hugs suggested.


    I had a guy knock the other day - 'giving away' free raffle tickets - didn't say where he was from in his opening line...
    *shut door*
    ..nice way to get people's details. *shudder*

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    He was probably wondering when to call back. I just tell them u can't understand what they are saying and hang up lol

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    I would be freaked out by it but then again the people making those calls will go to any length to get you to listen to them! He may not have meant to sound 'creepy'. He was probably just following a script or something to get as much info as possible. I hate those calls! I generally just hang up now! Or pretend to be under 18 and say mum is in the shower.

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    I was probably just being extra paranoid because DH was away for the day (and STILL not home), and he probably didn't mean to sound as creepy as he did.... But it made me feel all types of worry! I did ring the company to complain, and they were very ho-hum about it, so obviously THEY, didn't think it was an odd question. I might need to work on some excuses to get off the phone in a hurry for the next telemarketer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by swizzlestick View Post
    I might need to work on some excuses to get off the phone in a hurry for the next telemarketer!
    Just say something like 'oh crap! My 2yo
    Just fell over!' then hang up lol. You might not have a 2yo but they don't know that ;-)

    Or my favourite was to say 'oh you want to talk to the man of the house?' then hand the phone to my 2yo son :-)


 

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