mjj (flemmings) wrote,


The fake legal complaint scam has hit Canada; I've twice had the same message left for me. No idea who it's from because the pre-recorded message starts as soon as my phone picks up and *my* pre-recorded message erases the first five seconds of it. First time, I knew it couldn't be legit because, yanno, warrants are served in person, not by vague messages over the phone. But, innocent that I obviously am, I couldn't see any *point* in advising someone there's a legal case against them if there isn't. Finally thought to google. The scammers offer to settle the case if you give them money: which, umm, might actually work if lawyers didn't run in your family. I mean, people do give money to get millions out of Nigeria, so they might give money to settle non-existent law cases.

But I'm seriously tempted to change my phone number now, after nearly thirty years. Only who knows what history would come attached to someone else's old number? The last state of the man might very well be worse than the first. (And no, I won't ditch my landline, for the same reason I'd never live in a high-rise: Toronto gets a not insignificant number of blackouts and will get more as the climate worsens.)
Tags: rl, techy

  • The Moving Bookshop

    The unreliability of Japanese language bookstores in New York, and of Google itself, is beyond anything. Last November I spent a morning frantically…

  • Yawn

    My three hour work day turned into seven. I shall wish everyone happy new year and happy new decade (my decade starts with the year that ends in 0,…

  • (no subject)

    Was looking at unfilled Yuletide requests yesterday. Before the whole archive became inaccessible, right? And not one but two people have requested…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded