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 Saturday, 27 January 2007
Saturday, 27 January 2007 14:24:01 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) ( )

A few minutes ago I recieved an unsolicited (and thus illegal) phone call from Card Services Incorporated. Normally this wouldn't be a huge deal, I'd get connected to an operator and tell them to remove me from their list, along with at least some level of threat of federal legal action.

But this time something odd and interesting has happened. I did get connected to an operator, who almost instantly rejected my call. But she did in in such a way that I'm in a netherworld where I am "piggy-backed" on other calls. One after another, I get to listen in on their conversations!!

Now I am only hearing the operator's voices, not the inbound callers (all of whom are women thus far). I keep waiting to get some juicy personal info like a phone number or credit card number, but all the callers thus far have been smart enough not to provide any such information to the operators.

One can only assume that "Card Services Incorporated" is a relatively incompetent scam. Though I've heard at least four operators now, so they are big enough to have a number of employees and a (somewhat buggy) automatic phone system.

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