NSA Prank Call: Find My Lost E-Mail, Filmmaker Bahram Sadeghi Says [Video]

Elaine Radford - Author

Sep. 2 2013, Updated 6:27 a.m. ET

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An NSA prank call video by filmmaker Bahram Sadeghi will bring a smile to your face. Hit that button to take a look at the lengths he’ll go to get a lost email.

We’ve all lost an important email, and we all know that it’s truly tragic.

As you’ll see in the video, the Dutch filmmaker working in Amsterdam accidentally deleted the email and couldn’t get it back using local resources.

But, hey, the NSA has been in the news lately with plenty of reports about how they’ve been saving and perhaps reading everybody’s email. So a little light goes off in Bahram Sadeghi’s brain. Why not ask the National Security Agency if they can help a brother out?

C’mon. If you can watch this NSA prank call without cracking a smile, you’re a bigger person than me.

I wouldn’t have even assumed that the NSA had customer service reps. But Sadeghi gets the usual CSR pushback as the woman patiently explains, “OK, this [lost email] is something we wouldn’t actually be able to help you with…”

Hey. You know what?

She’s reading a script just like that CSR who always jerks you around when you get a mistake on your bill at the credit card company.

But Sadeghi has fun yanking the lady’s chain right back. She offers to collect his information. And the voluble filmmaker is happy to explain that he was born in Iran and has been living in the Netherlands for 26 years.

“So I might be a person of interest to you…”

But she simply refuses to get interested in the lost email hunt. In fact, she then tries to pass the buck to Google. If not, why not?

But I’ll leave it to you to watch the video for the thrilling conclusion to Bahram Sadeghi’s NSA prank call. Don’t worry. They don’t arrest him over his lost email quest. Or at least they haven’t yet.

[NSA protest sticker thumbnail photo credit: brucesflickr via photopincc]


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