Although we've always had to deal with annoying scammers, it's probably fair to say that many of us have experienced their calls a lot more now that we're working from home.
And as you may have noticed, there tend to be two schools of thought on how to deal with them. For some, it's better just to brush them off and hang up because they feel they're only wasting their own time just to make things worse for one cog in an evil machine.
But others like my dad see a lot of value in wasting scammers' time because the longer they're dealing with his antics, the less time they have to prey on the vulnerable.
And while I generally don't bother stringing scammers along, I must admit I love messing with the ones who try to scare me into thinking I'm in trouble with the IRS. Usually by putting on a 1930s gangster voice and saying stuff like "Myeah, you'll never take me alive, see?"
And from the looks of it, there are plenty of others who have just as much fun with this little inconvenience.