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  • The Sicatoka
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    I just got the "power company gonna shut off your power!" scam call. (Power company ... if they only knew ... )

    They said I needed to have a card to pay or lights out in an hour. Really gruff. Really scary sounding. < roll eyes >

    So I told them I had a card to pay now. The number? "1900 634 5789". Name on the card? "Wilson Pickett".

    They told me the card had to have more numbers. I said, "I have bad eyesight, let me get the other card ... "

    " ... 86 75 309 ... name on the card is Jenny Thomas Tutone."


    The line went dead. :-D

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  • MinnesotaNorthStar
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    Re: Telemarketer scam du jour

    Originally posted by aparch View Post
    Yep. My personal cell phone with a 906 area code gets the "neighborhood scam" calls (and ****ed off callers "returning" my missed call) and so does my work phone with a 312 area code. Doesn't matter where.

    You would think there would be a way to eliminate cell phone spoofing by making the carriers check the callers MDN and MIN numbers to ensure they're genuine. Knowing the big four (soon to be three), they would charge you a monthly fee to make your caller ID have that screening feature. Kinda like Verizon already does for their existing service (furrows brow in VZW's direction for charging $2.99 a month for plain old caller ID).
    Anytime a 218 number calls me, I know it's a scam. There is only one other person I know with one, and I have his number saved already.

    My mom's cousin's husband used to get a ton of telemarketer calls when he owned his own business. He used to record himself screwing with them. My favorite was when a medical insurance company called and he pretended he had full blown AIDS, cancer, and was on dialysis.

    They hung up pretty quick.

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  • mookie1995
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    Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Hahahahahaha. This had me rolling.
    Kepler fails to realize that once you start knocking off 1%'ers in volume, HE will become one

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  • dxmnkd316
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    Re: Telemarketer scam du jour

    Originally posted by Kepler View Post
    Meh. Then just fire shoulder-launched missiles into the 1%er's houses.

    Bound to hit one eventually.
    Hahahahahaha. This had me rolling.

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  • aparch
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    Re: Telemarketer scam du jour

    Originally posted by St. Clown View Post
    It doesn't matter what your number is, they can spoof it. Every US-based number can be a local number with the advent of cellular mobile phone, Flaggy. My 612 number isn't local to my home either, but it's still in-state and in-country.
    Yep. My personal cell phone with a 906 area code gets the "neighborhood scam" calls (and ****ed off callers "returning" my missed call) and so does my work phone with a 312 area code. Doesn't matter where.

    You would think there would be a way to eliminate cell phone spoofing by making the carriers check the callers MDN and MIN numbers to ensure they're genuine. Knowing the big four (soon to be three), they would charge you a monthly fee to make your caller ID have that screening feature. Kinda like Verizon already does for their existing service (furrows brow in VZW's direction for charging $2.99 a month for plain old caller ID).

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  • MissThundercat
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    Been getting calls from a number. They leave a message that's 6-7 seconds of silence.

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  • leswp1
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    Getting a lot of calls labeled from local businesses all of them to tell me they are calling from a credit card co. I never talk to them so I don't know what they would say. Kind of a give away when the caller ID says X dance studio but they are talking about credit.

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  • mookie1995
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    Re: Telemarketer scam du jour

    Mookie rarely answers those (especially now since it is ROAMING) but every once or so often he would and claim mookie couldn’t talk cause he was getting a smoothie, or if it was a dude say mookie was giving a smoothie, then ask if the dude likes to give them too. Then badger teleo warriors with “sure you do... you smoke big brown ones don’t you. Have to to relieve the stress of your stupid job calling people. You prolly imagine how big my pole is now, don’t you?”
    Get hung up on all the time.
    Can’t imagine why??

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  • Spartanforlife4
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    Re: Telemarketer scam du jour

    Voicemail that my business loan from the Business Loan Center for 150k has been approved and the credit check for it will not affect my credit.

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  • St. Clown
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    Re: Telemarketer scam du jour

    Originally posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
    This is why it's helpful to not have a local number.
    It doesn't matter what your number is, they can spoof it. Every US-based number can be a local number with the advent of cellular mobile phone, Flaggy. My 612 number isn't local to my home either, but it's still in-state and in-country.

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  • FlagDUDE08
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    Re: Telemarketer scam du jour

    Originally posted by St. Clown View Post
    It's tough to do that when many scammers have turned to masking their phone numbers, often using a phone number that looks very similar to your own. If I see any phone call or text from 612-### that matches my own, then I will not answer that call. I also have no recourse in tracking the call as it's listed to a Bob Smith across town. I've even received texts from people asking me why I've called/texted them. I have to explain that my number was spoofed, and that if they get any more calls from numbers beginning 612-###, then don't answer them.
    This is why it's helpful to not have a local number.

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  • The Sicatoka
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    Re: Telemarketer scam du jour

    I just got a new one. (Lucky me?) It was a text however.

    Something from the 201 area code to "Bruce" (not my name) about "still need money?" and then gave a link to click.

    Click link? Uhhhhh-no.

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  • The Sicatoka
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    Re: Telemarketer scam du jour

    Originally posted by St. Clown View Post
    It's tough to do that when many scammers have turned to masking their phone numbers, often using a phone number that looks very similar to your own. If I see any phone call or text from 612-### that matches my own, then I will not answer that call. I also have no recourse in tracking the call as it's listed to a Bob Smith across town. I've even received texts from people asking me why I've called/texted them. I have to explain that my number was spoofed, and that if they get any more calls from numbers beginning 612-###, then don't answer them.
    Yeah, that's a theme lately. I'll see an ND area code and even an ND town name on the caller ID.

    And yeah, I've had the "no, you called me" call also (spoofing).

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  • Kepler
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    Re: Telemarketer scam du jour

    Originally posted by St. Clown View Post
    It's tough to do that when many scammers have turned to masking their phone numbers, often using a phone number that looks very similar to your own. If I see any phone call or text from 612-### that matches my own, then I will not answer that call. I also have no recourse in tracking the call as it's listed to a Bob Smith across town. I've even received texts from people asking me why I've called/texted them. I have to explain that my number was spoofed, and that if they get any more calls from numbers beginning 612-###, then don't answer them.
    Meh. Then just fire shoulder-launched missiles into the 1%er's houses.

    Bound to hit one eventually.

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  • St. Clown
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    Re: Telemarketer scam du jour

    Originally posted by Kepler View Post
    It's funny but it's not the poor dumb guy from Bangalore's fault.

    Call up the company's president's home at 3 a.m. and insult him.
    It's tough to do that when many scammers have turned to masking their phone numbers, often using a phone number that looks very similar to your own. If I see any phone call or text from 612-### that matches my own, then I will not answer that call. I also have no recourse in tracking the call as it's listed to a Bob Smith across town. I've even received texts from people asking me why I've called/texted them. I have to explain that my number was spoofed, and that if they get any more calls from numbers beginning 612-###, then don't answer them.

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