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A con a week #5213395 09/15/19 01:54 PM
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Over the last three weeks I have received phone call from a very contrite "nephew" in jail looking for bail $$, someone from Microsoft telling me they had detected a virus on my computer and a foreign sounding dude telling me I owed IRS thousands of dollars and law enforcement was on way to arrest me unless I paid up pronto(with some kind of a card from Walgreens). Just keeps getting better and better.

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I've always wished I could meet one of these people face-to-face.

Scott


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Re: A con a week [Re: Yah-Tah-Hey] #5213406 09/15/19 02:05 PM
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The joys of a caller ID answering machine, and caller ID on the cellphone-I never answer unless I know the caller, and 99% of the scammers just hang up.


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Re: A con a week [Re: SLO_Town] #5213456 09/15/19 02:36 PM
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Originally Posted by SLO_Town
I've always wished I could meet one of these people face-to-face.

Scott

A trip to India or Pakistan will accomplish this.

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Just dont pick up. If you dont pick up, they cant verify your number is active and used by a person. If you pick up and interact in any way, even if that means stop calling take me off the list etc, they still know its a valid number and can resell it.


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I have my iPhone set up to silence unknown callers. Basically if not in my contacts, it doesn’t ring. I just get a notification and sometimes they leave a voice mail. Got 11 calls last week...


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Re: A con a week [Re: Yah-Tah-Hey] #5213567 09/15/19 04:54 PM
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Pick up the phone.
Wait 5 seconds.
In a monotonous voice say, Good Bye.

Do that enough times and the caller database sees an invalid number and takes you off the call list.

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There are some very funny youtube videos where a voice actor (or 3) prank the scammers.




People who count on their fingers should maintain a discreet silence.
Re: A con a week [Re: Yah-Tah-Hey] #5216703 09/19/19 05:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Yah-Tah-Hey
Over the last three weeks I have received phone call from a very contrite "nephew" in jail looking for bail $$, someone from Microsoft telling me they had detected a virus on my computer and a foreign sounding dude telling me I owed IRS thousands of dollars and law enforcement was on way to arrest me unless I paid up pronto(with some kind of a card from Walgreens). Just keeps getting better and better.

I get around ten a day. I don't answer the phone anymore. I miss the days when most people worked for a living and didn't try scamming people of their hard eaned money. like they do today.


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Originally Posted by Lubener
I don't answer the phone anymore.


I only answer when it shows the caller is in my contacts, or will rarely answer if I know someone is going to call me who I don't have in my contacts. If it's important they can leave a message.

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