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No. 616: Unsolicitations

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Permanent URL: https://mezzacotta.net/dinosaur/?comic=616

Strip by: David Morgan-Mar, Andrew Coker

T-Rex: Before proceeding with this comic I just need to confirm
T-Rex: What is your date of birth, your mother's maiden name, and what did you eat for breakfast on 7 March, 2012?
Utahraptor: But... you're telling me a joke!
Utahraptor: This is an unsolicited attempt at humour. For all I know it could be a scam!
T-Rex: No, this is for real!
T-Rex: If it was a scam it wouldn't be funny.

The author writes:

Inspired by a morning at work, where all of the desk phones in the office rang one after the other, and every time someone answered it was the same phone scammers trying to determine if the answerer had been in a car accident recently. It was quite amusing listening to the successive rings all over the office floor tracing the numerically increasing extension numbers of all the staff.

Afterwards, we heard that one staff member had answered: "Why yes, I have been in a car accident. In fact, I've been waiting for your call. I was supposed to get a large compensation payout, but I've only received $300 so far. You're calling to give me the rest of the money, right?"