Call claiming to be TV Service Provider

I got a call from a number out of California claiming to be my TV Service Provider and they were upgrading lines in my area.
He asked me to turn on my TV and press the INFO button for 5 seconds and tell him the color that showed up.
I tried leading him on but he found out pretty quickly that I was not doing what he said then tried to scare me with saying my last name and hair color. Pretty easy info to find out with just a phone number.
Just curious what the angle was here? He was trying to get me to confirm my last name as well.

The content was posted by EvoSeanzie on 2021-10-07 18:37:40 via reddit

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  1. Aunty_Fascist says:

    I suggest you call your cable provider and talk to them about this, they can tell you more about the scam, and will want the info for their records.

  2. Cardinal_Richie says:

    When I was a kid, I used to phone up random numbers claiming to be from their electricity supplier. I’d ask them to check whether their fridge was running and when they checked and said it was, I’d reply “Well you better go and catch it then”.

    I don’t do that any more.

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