John -

/You/ might be the one going to jail if you answer your phone /that/ way...

(On the other hand, I often answer incoming calls with 'Police

- sjl

John wrote:

...Dave - Next time answer with
"Topeka FBI office, how may I direct your call?" :)

Dave wrote:
When we moved my mom out of her old house into an assisted-living
apartment I transferred her old phone number to a cell phone. She used to
get a ton of calls soliciting money from the elderly. She had a new
number at the apartment and anyone who mattered knew what it was. Every
time the cell phone rang I answered "Hello, Budget Rent-A-Car. This is
Dave. Can I help you?". The confused solicitor would often ask for my
mom. I would tell them that she didn't work here and asked when they
wanted to rent a car. They would often apologize and say that they must
have got the wrong number. It worked better than the state/federal
no-call lists. After awhile the calls stopped coming.

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