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Credit Card Calls

Just got one of those Credit Card calls. Interesting..

She : Hello Sir, I'm calling on behalf of HDFC..
Me : Uh huh
She : Do you have a HDFC Credit Card?
Me : No.
She : Sir, Do you have a HDFC Credit Card?
Me : No.
She : (starts to spell out, like I didn't hear her the first time) H D F C Credit Card.
Me : No.
She : Which one are you having sir?
Me : Why would you want to know which card I have?
She : Are you having a HDFC Credit card?
Me : I've told you thrice, I don't have a HDFC Credit card.
She : Sorry sir.



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Oct. 20th, 2005 11:00 am (UTC)
She: Is this extension XXXX?
Me: Yes
She: I'm calling from ICICI bank, your credit card has been pre-approved, have you received it yet?
Me: No
She: Can you give me your name please.
Me: You, dont know my name, but my credit card is pre-approved?
She: Sir, it is pre-appoved by extension numbers in your company
Oct. 20th, 2005 11:04 am (UTC)
LOL. Wow. How nice.
Oct. 20th, 2005 11:07 am (UTC)
ROTFL, same with the Stan Chart ppl!
Oct. 20th, 2005 11:40 am (UTC)
Hee :D

Calling all idiots, here is THE job for you :))
Oct. 20th, 2005 12:07 pm (UTC)
LOL! I love your icon! :-P
Oct. 20th, 2005 12:06 pm (UTC)
LOL!! :-P
Oct. 20th, 2005 12:31 pm (UTC)
These calls are frustrating ....
Oct. 20th, 2005 01:12 pm (UTC)
I got a call from a guy claiming to be from HSBC. He said he had an important message for me and needed my security details to verify it was me so he could give me the message. I could smell a rat and said "How do I know you're really from HSBC?" He told me to contact the bank if it made me feel any better. So I did, expecting them to know nothing about it. Turns out they really did have a message for me! Haha. Oh well. It was about a problem with my postal address, which is why they didn't write to me instead.
Oct. 21st, 2005 02:08 am (UTC)
Actually, this is good practice :) And helps protect against Social Engineering.
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Oct. 20th, 2005 05:43 pm (UTC)
Not that easy :)
Oct. 21st, 2005 04:37 am (UTC)
It is, they can't ask you to reveal the credit card number. So you don't have to prove that you have a non existant card.

But of course to that moron who called you, it wouldn't have made any kind of difference;-) In her case you could have given your card number as KA05 M 2343 and she would have accepted it. Heh! Heh!
Oct. 21st, 2005 05:15 am (UTC)
If she had asked for card number the story would have been very different :D
Oct. 21st, 2005 05:19 am (UTC)
"but sir that is a car number!"
You: "but didn't you just ask for my car number??"

Heh! Heh!
Oct. 21st, 2005 05:21 am (UTC)

This I will do someday. The next call, I'm going to play dumb. :D
Oct. 20th, 2005 08:20 pm (UTC)
I don't let go so easy. I'll publish my conversations someday.
Oct. 20th, 2005 08:39 pm (UTC)
Ask zimbabao how he deals with women who ask him to sign up with a credit card company, on phone.
Oct. 21st, 2005 05:16 am (UTC)
Too lazy, you tell me :D
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Oct. 21st, 2005 05:15 am (UTC)
:) No thanks, but some USD will do :D
Oct. 21st, 2005 06:43 am (UTC)
*promptly joins the queue*
Oct. 22nd, 2005 01:42 pm (UTC)
*me too*
Oct. 21st, 2005 10:51 am (UTC)
How Wipro lost the ABN Amro deal
Have u tried to figure out why Wipro did not figure in the list of companies to whom ABN Amro has outsourced work????

Highly placed sources have come out with the reason.....

A few days before the decision was being made, the CEO of ABN Amro called the Business Development Managers of all the companies to talk to them. It so happened that he called the BDM of Wipro also. The conversation went as below.....

CEO: Hi, I am calling from ABN Amro.......

Wipro BDM: [Without allowing the CEO to tell anything more] I already have your credit card. I have taken my home loan as well as my vehicle loan from your bank. I do not need anything more. Thank you for calling and please do not disturb me again!!!! [Bangs the receiver back on the telephone]
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