Somebody else's doctor called me today

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  1. fonzob1

    fonzob1 Red Belt

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    Many years ago Verizon somehow had my cell phone number programmed into their system as the phone number for one of their technicians, and I would occasionally get phone calls asking if I was "almost at the site." The first few times, I corrected them and told them they had the wrong number. They in turn told me they would "note the account," but the calls kept coming. So then I started to get creative. I would prank them when they called. One time I told them that I had been drinking and wasn't in any condition to drive out to the site, and then hung up on them. On a follow up call, they got super angry with me and told me someone had been fired because of my pranks. I told them to fuck off because I asked them repetedly not to call me, and they kept doing it.

    I no longer have that phone number. There is some old Asian dude who has it now, and I have been told he will pretend to be me when people call and say really fucked up shit. Karma I guess. lol
     
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  2. fonzob1

    fonzob1 Red Belt

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    Okay, I don't know how Canada does things. In the U.S., that would be a HIPAA violation and a physician practice could get some serious fines as a result. In rare circumstances, HIPAA violations can even result in jail time.
     
  3. BoobyMcBoobFace

    BoobyMcBoobFace Brown Belt

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    Was it Dr Rosenpenis?
     
  4. Tropodan

    Tropodan Red Belt Platinum Member

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    What were the details of the patient? Anything interesting?
     
  5. Legumes

    Legumes Shoe String Belt

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    Was it doctor Mantis Toboggan calling to tell you that you have the HIV?

     
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  6. SammyPops

    SammyPops Gold Belt

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    OP was too long winded.
     
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  7. ralphc1

    ralphc1 Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    Should have put it in a dirty hooker.
     
  8. Milgrim

    Milgrim Australopithecus

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    It was a test. We put him up to it to evaluate your sanity.

    You failed.

    [​IMG]
     
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  9. CerebralKnievel

    CerebralKnievel Silver Belt

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    In my professional opinion, you should stop having sex with every moose you encounter on the side of the road.
     
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  10. SRN

    SRN SOCRATEEEES

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    I'm sure it was a self proclaimed doctor. We have a lot of this here in Canada, someone treating people with herbs or a foot massage.
     
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  11. Medulla Omoplata

    Medulla Omoplata Black Belt

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    One time I got a scam call from a number so I called it back after and some kid picked up and I told him right off, told him to GTFO etc... and he kept denying it and I would say I know it was fucking you etc... etc... and then later I learned that scammers can spoof numbers so some random number shows up on your phone so it turns out I just called some kid out of the blue and swore at him for like 5 minutes.

    <Fedor23>
     
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  12. ralphc1

    ralphc1 Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    The phone companies should be required to have systems that can't be spoofed.
     
  13. UFCDefenseForce

    UFCDefenseForce White Belt

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    It is possible the person/patient waived confidentiality in a way that the doctor's office calling can leave detailed information on the voicemail. Places do have a form that patients can sign saying it is okay to do that instead of just leaving a voicemail saying "hey, call us back.".
     
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  14. Medulla Omoplata

    Medulla Omoplata Black Belt

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    It's 2018, we stopped meaningfully regulating major corporations years ago.
     
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  15. CerebralKnievel

    CerebralKnievel Silver Belt

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    What do you mean? You don't think that NBC-Universal-AT&Time-Warner is in the best interest of citizens? You god damned communist.
     
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  16. chrisdiaz

    chrisdiaz Brown Belt

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    You live in canada, theres only like 30 people up there and 15 of them are snowed in, what do you expect?
     
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  17. Clippy

    Clippy ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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    The last news broadcast showed only 7 being snowed in nice try
     
  18. Loiosh

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    I live in Canada, and I don't get snowed in. I'm Canadian. Snow doesn't stop me from doing anything, never has.

    Snow is my bitch.
     
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    Cint Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

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    This could be an excellent horror movie. @BisexualMMA @shadow_priest_x
     
  20. ralphc1

    ralphc1 Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    It keeps you from mowing the lawn.
     
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