Telemarketing…or whatever it was

Yesterday at work I received a call from a woman who wanted to talk to the person in my office who dealt with our phone system. Well, I work for Denver Public Schools, so that wouldn’t be anyone in my office, that would be someone in another building, a building of which I have no knowledge. I tried telling her that. I explained that I work for DPS and that it’s our tech department that does all the phones. But for some reason she didn’t understand. I’m not really sure why to be honest. I tried telling her I could give her someone else’s number, someone who may know more, but that didn’t work either.

I don’t remember that part of the conversation clearly so perhaps my explanations were not as clear as I thought.

I ended up deciding to talk to her and answer her questions (I do not remember my reasoning). Twenty minutes later and I’m finally off the phone. There’s no way that I helped her in the slightest. It was a very odd conversation and was a bit suspicious. Initially, she told me this address where my office was supposedly located and asked me to confirm that’s where I worked. I had never heard of that address and didn’t even know where it was. At first I told her I didn’t recognize it but she kept pressing me so I just ended up saying sure, we have a building there and that building runs our phones. Yeah, I lied to her throughout the rest of our conversation. She was asking me questions that I had no answer to (and that I will never have an answer to, I’m not in charge of the phone system). I’m honestly not sure why she continued the conversation, although I imagine it has something to do with metrics and numbers.

She now has my phone number and my name but I’m not sure helpful that is. I’ve written down what the caller ID says and stuck it near my phone so I won’t answer next time she calls. Because even though she told me this is her first time calling me and she won’t call again, I swear her voice sounded so familiar from another weird phone call I had a few months ago (it’s hazy but I know it happened). Shrug. If she’s trying to steal my identity (which, I don’t think is actually the case) then she’s doing a crappy job of it, I can tell you that much.

At least it made for an interesting, if not weird, part of my day.


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