They Really Burn My Buttons
It was a quiet morning at home
Little did we know
That things could quickly change
The phone rang
I wonder ?
Who could it be?
It was someone calling from Comcast (our local cable service provider)
We noticed someone trying to get access into your wi-fi account
A Richard and a Patrick
Did you give anyone your wi-fi to use ?
My wife said no
We can help you
We can get in your computer and fix it
Then solve all my problems
No actually to create a bunch of new ones
I'm all set my wife answered politely
Then she hung up
She should of given them a piece of her mind
Then slammed the phone down
The number that showed up on our caller id was a Comcast number
The scam artists know how to use the system
To try to fake you out
Comcast or any cable provider would never ask to go into your computer
So to all consumers Beware
We quickly called Comcast
After twenty three minutes on hold
That's not the way I want to spend my morning
We told our story
Comcast thanked us
They appologized for the wait and were going to do a follow up call
Then get back to us with an update
In twenty-four to forty-eight hours
The real Comcast representive asked if this has happened to us before
My wife responded with a No
There is a first time for everything
We wanted to catch them
Before they tried to scam someone else
If you are busy and not thinking
You can give them your private information
With that they can get into your computer
Leave a virus or get any information they need
The elderly can easily be taken advantage of
I wouldn't want this to happen to anyone
So we tried to do the right thing
Sometimes they work out of boilroom operations
They keep moving so the police don't catch them
The best thing to do is not even take the call
They have been known to record your voice
Then use your voice
To get what they want
So we were lucky
There are so many people that aren't so lucky
So I leave you on this positive note
If someone calls and wants to help you
If someone claims to be someone
Tell them you will call them back later
Talk to a family member or a friend first
Check with your local police department
Nothing is that important
You will be glad you waited
Please pass this on
It could help somebody
Let those scam artists know
It won't be long
Till they are caught red handed
You might of gotten away today
Next time the police will be knocking on your door
If you know what's good for you
You better not answer it
Make a run for it
Hurry, quick go out the back door
Ooops I forget to tell you
About that not so friendly Doberman Pinscher
Ouch that has to hurt !!!!
DREAM ON (author) on March 11, 2019:
Chitrangada Sharan There are so many good people in the world. I hate to see a few bad apples ruin for everyone else. Thank you for seeing my intention and slowly the word will get out. Keeping the people we know and love safe and happy. Thank you for spending the time to read my hub. Wishing you a beautiful and sunny Monday,
Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on March 11, 2019:
That’s a creative way of spreading awareness and you did it effectively. Yes, it’s all around; and so much relatable.
Thank You for sharing this in a wonderful way!
DREAM ON (author) on March 10, 2019:
Tamara Moore I have talked to my friends and they all have similar stories. I am very sad when I hear people have been taken and they don't tell other people. Sometimes we are embarrassed and feel guilty. We all make mistakes and we can learn from these mistakes no matter how difficult it may be. Helping others is one way of feeling better. We were too nice and kind and they used our good nature to do us great harm. Isn't time they pay for their crimes? I know I work long and hard for my money and I don't want to lose it. Thank you for taking the time to read and share. Please continue to have a wonderful and safe day.
DREAM ON (author) on March 10, 2019:
Gypsy Rose Lee Scam artists are always coming up with new techniques to try every way to have you part with your money. If we all share our own stories we can be proactive and prevent our family and friends from being the next victims. They are smart and use technology against us. Covering their tracks and making hard to find them. The police are getting smarter too. Greed makes people make mistakes and get careless and that is a good thing. It is only a matter of time and the bad guys will slip up and get caught. Thank you so much for reading and sharing. Have a beautiful and safe day.
Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on March 08, 2019:
There are scams going on all the time putting reputable company names on the line. Some time back I had some packages delivered by Fed Ex. Then in my email, there was a notice using the name Fed Ex telling me I had to confirm my address because they could not deliver a package but all the packages had already been delivered. I put a check on the email to be sent to Spam mail and soon they just went away.
Tamara Yancosky from Uninhabited Regions on March 08, 2019:
Thank you, Dream On... this is an important article to contemplate and take to heart. Indeed, there are Scammers everywhere!
DREAM ON (author) on March 08, 2019:
John Hansen These scam artists are all over the world. I thought what better way to stay safe and be proactive and share with all my friends here at Hubpages. It really steams me to think someone worked long and hard for their money and in a very short time, they could lose it. Thank you so much for reading and sharing your own story. If more people hear the stories then more people are likely to stop them dead in their tracks. Like a bad mouse who haunts you and taunts you until one day they are caught. Have a great and sunny morning.
John Hansen from Gondwana Land on March 07, 2019:
Thank you for sharing your wife's experience with this scam artist Dream On. There seem to be more and more scams going around all the time. One I have had recently is someone phoning and saying "Someone at that address has had a car accident recently, is that right?" They want you to say the word "yes" so they can record it and use it as an affirmation for them to charge you for something without your knowledge.
There are so many others, and the elderly are usually susceptible. I feel it is one of the lowest of all crimes.