Just an update: Today I received 13 (count em) 13 bogus phone calls. Most were recordings offering rewards for paying my bills on time, but at least 3 were notifications that I was due a refund for 'something', one caller said I was due $299, another said $399 and one more was willing to offer me $499.
One of the callers started his spiel and told me to right down an 'authorization' number and so I told him my computer was at my neighbor's house and it would take me at lest 30 minutes to get it. He gave me a call back number, (I assume he thought I would hustle out right away so I could help him fleece me.......I told him I needed some information from him first then asked him for his SSN, he gave me a number but it bogus, then I asked him fore his drivers license number but he said he didn't have one...we argued a little about how somebody could live in California and NOT drive.....but he was getting annoyed so I let him go thru another exhausting explanation of what he wanted to do for me.......then I started to make soft sleeping noises. He went nuts, he started screaming "What are you doing?" So I said 'Hello' 'hello', he said 'what are you doing???' So I told him "Oh sorry, I just got out of the hospital and I'm on heavy medication".
We danced a little more until he started to yell, and I told him I refuse to deal with rude clerks, I would report him to management then I hung up.
I'm retired, if they are going to intrude on my time AND use my phone to try and steal from me.....I'm going to amuse myself for awhile.