It doesn’t improve, exactly, but the stealth techniques are growing marginally more sophisticated:
[T]he phone rang as I was cleaning and I ran to check on it — a local number and the name Sheri McCoy. Well, years back, I knew some McCoys, they are since deceased but I thought, “Maybe Sheri is a daughter-in-law or granddaughter” so I picked up.
“Hello!” says a cheery male-bot voice “Our records show you stayed at one of our resorts in the past …”
I said another unladylike word and slammed the phone down. I know this is a scam because I think the last time I stayed in anything that could be deemed a “resort,” it was 1995 and I was at an Ecological Society of America meeting, and paying waaaaaaay too much for everything in a ski resort on the off season…
Okay, take that middle paragraph, replace “male-bot” with “female-bot” and “resorts” with “facilities,” and you get exactly the phone call I got Friday. I was sufficiently ticked off to take it to Twitter:
@integrishealth You guys are being spoofed; some jerk claiming to be at 949-3477 just called trying to foist off some worthless "vacation."
— Charles G Hill (@dustbury) May 5, 2017
Especially since I had stayed at one of their facilities in the past. And they tried it again today, with 405-949-3304.
Dear Mr. Dante: What circle is reserved for these miscreants? Call me, but not on the landline.