The phone goes last night, about 8pm, and a scratchy voice says:
“I’m ringing from Australia” (sounded more like a bad VOIP call from Mumbai)
“Your number has qualified for a free holiday, 9 nights anywhere in Australia or New Zealand, where would you like to go?”
With scam meter on full alert I asked:
“What company are you representing”
“Where are you calling from?”
I thought it was a timeshare or similar bullshit offer so ended the call with: “Not interested thanks”.
Then this morning on Radio Live News an item about not faxing or calling a phone line to give your credit card number in order to qualify for a “free holiday”. Seems the 0900 number they provided wasn’t answered and cost a fortune per call…