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Discussion in 'Mayberry Lounge' started by Mocesting The Delapitated, Sep 5, 2018.

  1. Smelloflove #KimbleBless Platinum Member

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    This past year it seems I've been getting a good amount of scam callers whenever I do decide to answer an unknown number. In the past I would just hang up when I did get them but recently I've been keeping them on and trolling them for a good while before telling them to sit on knife and twirl.

    Just had some woman give me this long memorized bullshit speech that ended exactly where I knew it would, with me paying in gift cards from Walmart, etc. Got her to tell me to go fuck myself at the end though lol.

    It's sad that they do get some people that don't know any better though.
     
  2. Thai Domi Silver Belt

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    Learn the art of the reverse prank call.
     
  3. Hogey Red Belt

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    Every week at least 1-2. I’ve even been called by my own phone number.

    It’s always some automated bitch telling me about how I won a Marriott trip or the irs or some credit agency is looking for me. It’s never been an actual person.

    Someone also randomly texted me and asked why I kept calling them and I explained that they are robo calls. I explained what was happening and then for two days the person texted me trying to be my friend
     
  4. Yes, I've noticed that as well. Really aggravating.
     
  5. Don Quixote Heart of a Lion

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    I never answer them. I always leave my phone on silent when I go to bed, and in the late morning hours I have missed calls every week.
     
  6. CauseImbetta Banned Banned

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    Put yourself on the no call list.
     
  7. TuBB Quite an experience to live in fear, isn't it? Platinum Member

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    Why would a scammer care about that?

    Yes I get at least 2 a month. I don't answer unknown numbers but they always leave some bullshit voicemail. Last one was about serious allegations and potential arrest over something.
     
  8. Revolver you sound poor

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    Yes, I'm in serious trouble according to them. They leave voicemails all the time.

    I've even had a call where I actually answered and they had a women crying and some dude saying they had my sister. I asked them to tell me her name and they hung up.
     
  9. mb23100 Steel Belt

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    I did and I still get them daily. Same shit about mortgages, pay pal accounts, credit cards blah blah blah. Drives me fucking nuts
     
  10. ralphc1 Titanium Belt Platinum Member

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    I've been on the do not call list since it started and I still get those calls all of the time. It seems it's impossible to determine who is calling as they can show another number on caller ID. I also suspect that enforcement has gotten more lax over the last year
     
  11. dije1 Purple Belt Platinum Member

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    You'll have to do this with each person that calls you.

     
  12. Rhood Gold Belt

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    Getting telemarketing calls about being arrested seems to be the most commonly known scam these days.
    I get those calls every week nonstop.
    It's like:
    ATTENTION AMERICA,
    If you don't call back this number right now, you're under arrest!
     
  13. DragRacer Silver Belt

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    I get these fucking calls all day long.
    No bullshit, I just checked my phone log and have 17 from today only starting at 9:27 am and up until 10 minutes ago.
     
  14. BearGrounds A great many scalps.

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    First mistake.
     
  15. bref Black Belt

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    I usually get 10-15+ a week. I have like 7 unlistened to voicemails at the moment because I know they're all bullshit and I don't feel like going through them.
     
  16. Smelloflove #KimbleBless Platinum Member

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    I was applying to jobs and had no choice but to pick up the phone. I'm sure they would have left a voicemail or even an email but why not just pick it up.
     
  17. I do after every tax season. It's whatever. I don't answer calls from numbers I don't know, and if it's a voicemail, and especially if the beginning is cut off, I know it's a scammer.
     
  18. JabToucher Banned Banned

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    I had a car accident 3 years ago. A claim was made and ever since I'll still get phone calls from car insurance companies which I've never used before and so on. These people sell your details on I believe.
     
  19. ajwbjj87 Black Belt

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    If I’m bored I’ll keep them on the line for like 20 mins for shits & giggles
     
  20. Milgrim Australopithecus - not your average hominid

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    No, we actually do have your sister ... Shakira?
     

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