Tuesday, November 01, 2005

If you're the FBI, don't read this

One of the many things I had sitting on my desk waiting for me today was a very interesting phone bill, from a phone company in another part of the country, for the amount of $1,352.81. Upon further investigation, I realized the bill was specifically for a line in our office which we don't use to make outgoing calls, it's used by Dick and Dork solely for the purpose of voice mail. When someone sees one of their signs, they call this number and leave a message. That way Dick and/or Dork doesn't actually have to talk to the person, they can tell one of their lackeys to call them back. And they get the commission of course. But I digress. It's not so much the fact that the phone bill was over $1300. The really unsettling part was the fact that the originating number on all the calls was not our number, it was a number in Miami. And the calls from this number were going to the following countries:

Pakistan
Iran
Egypt
Philipines
Sri Lanka
Ukraine

My first thought was that Dick and/or Dork had given someone the go-ahead to bill their calls to our line. But something told me to call the phone company before confronting them. When I did, the person on the other end of the phone said they were indeed 3rd party collect calls billed to our number. When I asked if there was anything else she could tell me about them, she said "Oh, yes, they're fraudlent charges. You don't have to pay that bill". Well, thanks for being so forthcoming! You mean some terrorist is using our phone line and we don't have to pay for it? Cool!

And now, because I listed all those countries in one post, I'm sure this blog is being watched. Hi, Rummy!

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would just like to state for the record I had nothing to do with this and that I am as big a Bush supporter as pornos from the 70's (Heyo!)


Mr. Ring of Groovy Fire

12:31 AM  
Blogger Craig said...

Now that I am safely out of the country, I can admit it: it was me. And you thought my trip to Europe was a "vacation". . .

By the way, the confirmation password Blogger wants me to type is "sextiysa". Heh heh heh.....

1:50 PM  
Blogger SilentWitness said...

Yeah, like I said.... a terrorist. ;)

6:41 AM  

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