A clear, young female voice picks up.
“Oh hi there,” she says, “This is Rachel with Resort Rewards. Are you still on the phone?”
The number was from a yellow card saying a delivery is expected but they needed my number to send it. The card said it was first class mail, even had a real stamp and a tracking number. It looked pretty realistic, but I wasn’t expecting a package.
“I’m calling in response to you sending me a card,” I said.
“Of course,” says Rachel, “Hold on while I transfer you.”
A moment later a male voice with a foreign accent picks up.
“Hello, sir, how are you?” He said, “I can schedule a delivery for you, but first I need your social security number.”
— from “This Scam is Important” by Richard “Watermelon” Gnayarp. Ca May, 1990, Gnitiam Publishers Inc.