curious about scammer greetings

Hey friends!
I have a super random question for you all. Sometimes, when you call scammers they just answer with “thank you for calling support you’re connected with David…” However, sometimes they answer with “Thank you for calling support this side David”. Why this side? Does the expression “this side” have something to do with some kind of Hindi to English translation? Is it just a word choice they make and don’t fully know why even themselves? Is this just one of the many mysteries of scammers? I’m curious!
Cheers in advance.

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Two guesses

  1. Maybe it is cultural to announce that “name” is who is attending the phone on that end (or side)
  2. They are dumb
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