The latest call came the other day. This time it was from someone claiming that Nadege Joly owed more than $200 in electricity bills.
Joly, 42, is used to it by now.
“I get a scam call on my cellphone at least once a week,” she told me. “Each time, they say I owe them money and I’m going to get in trouble if I don’t pay.”
It’s the dark side of wireless life. As more people abandon their land lines and go wireless-only, thus becoming much easier to reach, scammers have grown increasingly brazen in dialing for dollars.