I’ve talked to scammers on behalf of my dad, and they are not pleasant. They try to deflect their garbage back (like if I am so bent on helping him now, where was I before he needed help). They are just trying to use emotional tactics to pull at victims and make them feel anxious or just react before thinking.
I got several messages recently – “we were doing work in your area and if you need yardwork call us” – I blocked the number then got the same message from another number and another – you can bet I won’t use them nor call back. That was on a phone they have NO idea of an address for it to know they are in “my area” so that is a red flag.
The best thing is to not answer, or to hang up, and then block the number.