Robotic Scam Spam
January 27, 2021
I received this call on January 12th.
I really dislike unsolicited call centre calls. Why? because I have to listen and disengage my unconscious bias before reluctantly (especially if its a real person) ceremoniously hang up.
Some time especially if it is a real person I afford them a few minutes as I think of myself in their shoes trying to make a living in a call centre. While the shudder is coursing down my spine the conversation goes one of two ways.
This call, It was automated, I hung up but it rattled me.
I Immediately googled
“automated voice message”
and google completed with a suggestion of ‘from hmrc’
HMRC is aware of an automated phone call scam which will tell you HMRC is filing a lawsuit against you, and to press one to speak to a caseworker to make a payment. We can confirm this is a scam and you should end the call immediately. This scam has been widely reported and often targets elderly and vulnerable people.
Trusted sources and insight into your self reflection is important as a foundation to navigate deceit.
Knowledge is grounding, flexibility to accommodate understanding and perspective are important too.
Define your personal truths.