Tuesday, August 12, 2008

My Fun Day

The phone has been ringing off the hook today. No, people are not calling to congratulate me on being published in Vancouver Family Magazine.

People are calling about the on-line application I filled out for health insurance, or the on-line application I filled out for auto financing, or the on-line application I filled out to get a bid on replacing all the windows in my home.

Unfortunately, I did not fill out a single on-line application.

The phone keeps ringing and ringing. I've probably taken 20 calls today and they don't show any sign of stopping. They are slowing down. I think the eager beavers call first thing in the morning. It's the slackers who wait until after lunch to follow up on their leads.

I've called my bank and the police. I have filed a report with the Internet Crime Complaint Center. What else should I do?

I know what e-mail address is being used and I also know the fake birth date and social security number they are claiming I have. There was one place that even had a fake height and weight, and I was not flattered!

I can't get any help from the "Do Not Call" list because these people are just responding to requests, supposedly from me. I don't know if this is a computer virus or if there is an evil little person who stays up all night filling out on-line applications just to annoy people. One of the on-line applications was submitted at 3am.

In the olden days the evil little person would have had 20 pizzas sent to my house. Or maybe a better analogy is that they'd have a pizza sent to my house every 30 minutes, all day long.

Anyway, I'm getting better and better at explaining my little predicament and cutting those poor sales people off before they can tell me all about the great loan I qualify for or all the features of the Lincoln MKX I was interested in.

So, I'm having a fun day.


Heather said...

Well, that stinks about all the phone calls & the fact that someone is filling out applications on your behalf! I hope you get it taken care of soon. :(
On the other hand, what's this about being published??

Afton said...

Heather, I put a link in my post to the online version of Vancouver Family Magazine. I'm on page 17 and 18. Or 18 and 19...something like that.

Senia said...

What a nightmare! I didn't even know that could happen (but why should I be surprised?).

Debbie said...

UGH!! What a pain!