So I got an IM from my mom today that she received a call from TV Guide for my Gram’s second husband (we’ll call him “Bubba”). The agent wanted to know if Bubba wanted to renew his subscription to the TV Guide magazine.
But there’s just one problem…
Bubba’s been dead for over 25 years!
My mom informed the agent of this and the agent didn’t know what to say. After a little stuttering, the agent told my mom she would remove his name from their list. My mom silently cheered that at least one telemarketer would stop calling!
As a note, my family has not received any TV Guide magazines at that address for decades (if they ever did in the first place) so obviously the agent was phishing for a new subscription. She probably noticed the listed age of my deceased grandfather and thought she could trick him. Either that or someone has been getting a free TV Guide every week for the last 25 years!
Save More Money in 2018
Subscribe and join the worldwide 52-week money challenge! Get the tools you need right to your inbox.