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Monday, May 08, 2006

Prank Relay 

What the hell?!?!

Last weekend, KT tried to charge some purchases at Target with a credit card. It was denied. He was confused because we weren't anywhere near the credit limit and we were on time with payments.

So, this morning, he called and found out that someone/a relay operator was impersonating us and tried to get secured information. Luckily, the credit card company was suspicious and locked the account. The credit card company was able to get the phone number but could not trace the caller.


KT Googled the number and found a site where several other people, mostly hearing, were also victims of this Relay prank. I found out in Bozzy's World, that this prank has been on-going since July 2005. Ok, that's really fucked up!

This is frustrating because that means these victims will only hang up future Relay calls, when Deaf people are actually making legit calls. We already have a difficult time trying to conduct businesses or whatnots with people who aren't familiar with Relay calls.

You know, that leads me back to that post I wrote about Kingstowne Theatre hanging up on me. I wouldn't be surprised if they had a prank Relay call, which would explain the repetitive hang-ups.

So, something rotten is going on and just wanted to give the heads up to Deafies.

Fucked up, eh?