I Have Gotten One Of The Strangest Voicemails Of All Time
In a way, I'm glad I didn't pick up this call, or nobody would be able to hear it.
My phone rang in the middle of a meeting here at work. I declined the call, and that's what I got. At first it seems normal. I have a Bank of America card, so that could be a thing. But then... the Chinese Voice Department? What in the actual heck? It sounds pleasant enough. Nice music, a nice lady saying SOMETHING to me in Chinese. But what do you mean, record now? And what kind of notice is it? Why is there a voice department?
Our news guy, Ryan, suspects that it was a scam that's trying to get recordings of your voice so that they can use it later. I don't know. All I know is that I've never quite heard of a scam like this. But I do think it might be kind of fun to tell people you work in the voice department. Maybe that's what my new job title should be! When I tell people I work in radio, and they ask me what I do, I should tell them I work in the voice department. The Missouri Voice Department!
So I went to the Google, and I found that yes, other people had gotten this exact same call. The precisely exact same call.
I even found a kind of database of these calls, and found one that sounds almost exactly like mine, which translates to: "Welcome to Bank of America. This is a notice from the Chinese voice Department start recording now and I am leaving town now say something. I mean you'll buy you cook." Which I guess means they're trying to buy me some food out of town? I don't know. Either way, whatever it is, I ain't buyin.
But, as scams go, this was a more pleasant experience.
Have you gotten any calls from the Chinese Voice Department? What's the best scam call you've ever gotten?