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An authentic voice

Yesterday I had an incoming call on my landline. I’m usually guarded about those – most people use my mobile number – but I answered anyway.

“Hello?’ I said.

“I’m calling about the car accident you had…” said a friendly, local sounding voice.

“Yes, what about it?” I said, not actually having had a car accident for as long as I remember.

“Did you know that you may be entitled to compensation? Were you or anyone with you injured?” asked the caller.

Well, of course, I had twigged that it was a fairly sophisticated IVR (Interactive Voice Response) system I was ‘talking’ to, but I was cur