"May I speak with the owner or accounts payable"
I've been on a kick lately of ruthlessly eliminating distraction and unimportant shit from my life. Both my inboxes are empty. I've been unsubscribing from anything that I don't need to be seeing, then reporting spam and blocking it if I get another message. I had to block several of my financial institutions on Gmail because it was impossible to opt out of the email they send when a payment goes through or whatever. I know my payment went through. There's money in the bank. Quit clogging my inbox. I had to block Amazon. I know I placed an order. I'd like to be reminded of it only when it arrives at my door.
I never pick up calls from numbers I don't know. I've been doing that for a while. My VM says I'll do my best to get back to you within a business day and I check VM daily, so I have no need to be speaking with strangers. Furthermore, if one of those voicemails is a spam call, I block the number and report spam.
I was sitting here just now and a call my phone recognized as "suspected spam" called. I'd normally just ignore it. I don't know why, but out of curiosity I suppose, I answered the call.
"May I speak with the owner or accounts payable of XYZ LLC"
XYZ LLC is the owner of one of the properties my company manages
Goldie: "Regarding what?"
Lady: "Are we transferring our call to the owner or accounts payable of XYZ LLC or are we asking questions?"
Holy shit. I could not believe this phone bitch just spoke to me like that.
Goldie: "Who is this?"
Phone Bitch: "Sir, you don't need that information. Who are you?
Goldie: So you called my number and you don't know who I am?
We went on for another 30 seconds and she said "Sir, have a nice day" and hung up.
All my calls are recorded and the weird shit is, this one recorded as silence. How'd they do that? No matter.
I'm super curious what these people's objective is. They're using a skip tracer to find suspected owners of properties? And then what? Tell them they owe money or some shit? Who's gonna fall for that? So either I'm a secretary and what secretary is going to transfer that kind of call? Or I'm a property owner and I realize that's a bullshit call. And on the off chance some dummy property owner sends them money, isn't the number traceable if you cared enough? Can't you prosecute? I don't care enough to look into this. My strategy of ignoring almost everyone has been working out well. Real curious if anyone has more info on this type of shit though. I get like a dozen of these a day.