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|Is This A New Scam Format? by GeoAfrikana(m): 5:01pm On Jun 07, 2022|
A guy called me just now. He claimed to be from a certain company in Lagos. I didn't get the name because he mumbled it.
He said he wants to ask about my "shopping habit". I told him to go on but I made up my mind not to release any personal information. I'm a data scientist so I know the protocols to observe when collecting sensitive data from people.
The guy asked about where I do most of my shopping. I told him that I do it online and offline. Then he asked about which online platform(s) I use. I told him I use many but I can't name any.
Then he asked for my age. I told him I can't tell him. As a data scientist, I will only ask such precise question from people if I am representing a government institution or a highly reputable company. Otherwise, the question should be coarse like "what's your age range 15-25, 26-35. Afterall, the age will most likely be aggregated during analysis.
Long story short, the guy thanked me for my time and cut off the call.
I strongly believe this is a scam format. I believe he was trying to access my bank account(s).
Have you received similar call(s)?
|Re: Is This A New Scam Format? by Light78: 5:08pm On Jun 07, 2022|
Don't receive calls from people you don't know.
|Re: Is This A New Scam Format? by shuttox: 5:21pm On Jun 07, 2022|
|Re: Is This A New Scam Format? by GeoAfrikana(m): 5:28pm On Jun 07, 2022|
That's easy to do if you don't run a business.
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