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Have any of you received Relay Operator calls that were scam calls? I have recived two of these including one today. Please click these links and read and be warned. Through the years I have fielded some legit relay operator calls but these are a Nigerian type scam. Today's call started about the work we do and what we charge. Before it could get too detail I asked where the car was. I knew that if it wasn't already local than it was a scam call which it turned out to be.

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We have been recieving this call 2-3 times a week for the last 1.5 years. It is almost always an Escalade that is to be towed from out of state. This issue for me is I, and I have instructed my advisors to play the game until the time we are sure its a scam call. This can take 4-5 minutes due to the typing and response time. I am always afraid I may act to quickly and terminate a legitimate call. I instruct me employes to inquire immediatly as to the make of vehicle and its location. If its an Escalade or its out of topwn, terminate the call by stateing that we are unable to take paymernts by phone.

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