Now here’s a list of topics you can expect to discuss on with someone you’ve never met: their day, their job, their friends, their hometown, their neighborhood, their likes/dislikes, their horrifying tales of Internet dating past, and their concern that I am presently falling asleep. There’s nothing inherently wrong with wanting to chat before meet someone in person, but in my experience, that chat will leave you with very little to say once you actually get together.Obviously any good date will quickly leap beyond this kind of small talk, but when you’re trying to warm up to someone, “tell me what you do for a living” can be a pretty valuable ice breaker.But along with the digital revolution comes great uncertainty in terms of the level of security and protection of valuable information.Nowadays, criminals are taking full advantage of the Internet and technology solutions like cloud communications and Voice over Internet Protocol (Vo IP) to access crucial data for financial gain.Chit chat is stupid, but if you use it all up on the phone, you’re gonna regret it in person.
But the other times – of which there were many – the call confirmed what I already believed: we might get along, let’s see how we do in person.What is interesting about this case is that the Wisconsin Better Business Bureau suspects that the spammer is using a Vo IP phone number to conduct this operation.The idea is that the spammer would be able to get a unique phone number for cheap from a Vo IP service provider so they can use this number for the operation, instead of using an easily traceable number like their own home phone number.Also, do your neighbors tend to respond to screaming? I mean, a person’s gotta be SUPER crazy for you to be able to tell in twenty minutes of banter.Believe me, I’ve got out with super crazy, and I’m sorry to say they did not rev chainsaws or sharpen knives in the background of our telephone calls.One time I tried to coordinate a phone call with a woman and it took eight or nine tries before I could even get her on the phone – and this call was her idea. Another time, a lady wanted to talk strictly about yoga. I wondered what kind of movies she liked, she worked us back around to yoga. Her favorite food: deep-fried yoga, with a side of macaroni and yoga-cheese.