They are pissing me off again.
For a long time we had been getting phone calls with an automated recording telling us that our “Eir internet connection had been compromised” or some such shit, and that we had better press “1” to talk to an engineer if we didn’t want to get cut off. Needless to say I never pressed 1 so I don’t know quite how they would try to scam money out of me.
Then things changed.
Eir is our national telephone company but there are loads of providers so presumably anyone on one of the other services would realise it was a scam. They changed the message to an all encompassing “Your internet connection” etc. The calls continued.
Then they changed tactic again.
This time the phone would ring. I would pick up and after about three seconds silence they’d hang up again. A while later I would get another call with the same irritating female telling me I had missed a call from my internet provider and that my connection had been compromised etc. I presume that the first call was just to test if my number was valid before calling back in order to save them a few bob.
One thing I have noticed is that the vast majority of the calls come from the UK with a 0044 prefix. I haven’t tried calling back their number to tell them to go fuck themselves with a razor-wire pogo-stick as it’s always a different number.
Yesterday was particularly bad.
We had about seven or eight calls from the UK, all hanging up as soon as I answered. Luckily I didn’t get any call-back calls or I’d be fit for the funny farm.
But then they changed tactic again.
The last call I got was the same fucking irritating female recording but this time she announced that my “Amazon Prime account had been compromised” etc.
I don’t have an Amazon Prime account!