Originally Posted by ButtercupMama
These same con artists are hitting the "relay call" circuit pretty hard and heavy too. They pretend to be deaf and use the relay call system purposely, so it is difficult to have a regular conversation. They need a large order fast, and pretend not to understand your simple questions. It's a major waste of our time, because the calls take forever, and the relay operators will not trace the call when you tell them it's a scam. Some of them seem amused, but I get a general "that's not my job" response when we ask for help in catching the bad guys/reporting the scam. Meanwhile, my real customers are getting a busy signal.... grrr.
Yeah, I have just started refusing the call the moment the operator tells me she is from the relay service. I have never had anyone contact me by relay service other than the scammers, and I don't have 20 minutes to go through all the bull that it takes on those calls.