The Publishers Clearing House gambit [telecom]

I just got a call, out of the blue, from "Jamaica".

My phone showed the number as 876-424-3880, and that's the Jamaican area code, so I guess Jamaica is as good a place as any for it to be from.

On came a Rasta sounding gentleman, who asked me how I was doing, and told me that he was from the Publishers Clearing House and that they had a package to deliver to me today, and asked if I was at home.

I said "I'm not sure: tell me what my address is." The Jamaican gentleman said asked me to wait for a moment while he retrieved my record, and the line went dead.

I suppose I could have been more subtle, but that's not my strong suit, truth be told, and in any case I was laughing pretty hard. The Publishers Clearing House calling me from Jamaica? I suppose it's possible, given the excellent telephone system in that country, but I somehow doubt it.

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Bill Horne
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