Stealing my credit card number, eh?
Busy not working… It's around 4:00 PM … time for some tea 🙂
Tring Tring… Damn… a call from an unknown number … +914039845465 .. who's this idiot calling.
Caller: Sir, I am calling from ICICI Bank regarding some payments that you have made from the website.
Me: (worried… I did make some online payments 2 weeks back which had mysteriously failed) Eh… ok.. what's this about?
Caller: Sir, this is about *&%*&%
Me: Sorry but I didn't get that. Could you repeat it again?
Caller: Sir, this is about &*^&^%%*
Me: (Time to get my ears checked) Right… thanks. Ok.. so?
Caller: Sir, Did you make a payment to …. Hutch… of Rs. 465/-?
Me: No… (Hutch… I never have had a Hutch phone!)
Caller: Sir, your credit card number is xxxx xxxx xxx?
Me: (hmmm… the first 8 digits match) Excuse me… but I thought you said this was regarding online payments..
Caller: Sir, this is regarding &^%*^%*&$
Me: (pissed off) Right… anyway you have given me only 11 digits. A credit card would have 16 digit, right?
Caller: Sir…. could you confirm that your credit card number is xxxx xxxx xxx?
Me: (paitently) And I just told you, unless you give me all the 16 digits I cannot verify if this is my credit card number or not.
Caller: Ok.. just a moment… Sir, could you tell me your credit card number?
Me: (whoa slow down baby) No I cannot. Could you tell me again what this is all about? Is this about failed online payments?
Caller: Err… sir, is your credit card number xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx?
Me: (ok, 16 digits finally. Where did he get them now?) No it is not…
Caller: ok <disconnect>
OK… what was that all about? Was somebody trying to steal my credit card numbers or is it just me with an overactive imagination?