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Mon Apr 12, 2021, 02:50 PM

Hmmmm. It appears I missed a phone call from someone named 'Scam Likely'.

At least that's what is showing up on my caller id. Seems an unfortunate name for someone likely trying to sell me something.

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Reply Hmmmm. It appears I missed a phone call from someone named 'Scam Likely'. (Original post)
Siwsan Apr 12 OP
hlthe2b Apr 12 #1
grumpyduck Apr 12 #2
Srkdqltr Apr 12 #3
Moostache Apr 12 #4
leftieNanner Apr 12 #8
lagomorph777 Apr 13 #28
Siwsan Apr 12 #9
csziggy Apr 12 #23
Applan Apr 12 #5
Harker Apr 12 #6
Siwsan Apr 12 #10
Harker Apr 12 #14
Diamond_Dog Apr 12 #7
LakeArenal Apr 12 #11
Watchfoxheadexplodes Apr 12 #12
Rorey Apr 12 #22
11 Bravo Apr 12 #13
dweller Apr 12 #17
Rorey Apr 12 #21
getagrip_already Apr 12 #15
Siwsan Apr 12 #16
Rorey Apr 12 #20
ret5hd Apr 12 #18
Rorey Apr 12 #19
Generic Brad Apr 12 #24
Rorey Apr 13 #26
Generic Brad Apr 13 #29
Rorey Apr 13 #30
Rorey Apr 13 #25
lagomorph777 Apr 13 #27

Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 02:50 PM

1. He and a couple dozen of his buddies...

called me, instead.

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 02:51 PM

2. I love Caller ID.

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 02:52 PM

3. Had 4 on a row this noon. All different numbers.

Annoying basterds.

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 02:53 PM

4. I sometimes answer "him"...

Just for fun I let them transfer me to a broken English scam and then I act super crazy to give them everything by saying "OH MY GOD....what should I do???? Do I just give you my passwords or can I let you take control of my PC instead? Will you please send someone out to guard my windows?"

Most of the time they hang up, but 100% of the time they are completely taken by surprise and don't know what to do...

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Response to Moostache (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 02:55 PM

8. Funny

If I'm in the mood to mess with them, I ask if their mother knows they are a crook.

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #8)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 11:38 AM

28. There are guys on Youtube who reverse the hack - drain their bank accounts, put their faces onscreen

...read off the scammers personal details to them... Very entertaining.

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Response to Moostache (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 02:56 PM

9. This one did leave a voice message. It was from 'lower your credit card debt' Scam Likely

And this was my LAST CHANCE to lower something that doesn't exist. Well, I've been warned...................

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 11:25 PM

23. I talk back the bots when I am in a cranky mood

And take all my bad mood out on them. "Last chance" my ass - this is your fifth call this WEEK! Similar crap like that. I figure I can shovel all that onto a bot and not feel guilty. And it keeps me from taking stuff out on my husband so it adds to our marital peace.

I did let loose on a Social Security scammer the other day. He started in on how my SS # had been found with "illegal transactions" and I just laughed at him. First, I told him Social Security NEVER calls - they send letters. SS doesn't do "transactions" I yelled over his objections. Then I got personal as to how he is a slimy little crook andn what he should do to himself. That's about the time he hung up.

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 02:54 PM

5. He's the new kid in town

Johnny Scam Likely

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 02:54 PM

6. Is that short for Scamuel? n/t

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Response to Harker (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 02:57 PM

10. That, or 'Scamalot'

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #10)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 03:01 PM

14. I can hear Robert Goulet now. Thanks! n/t

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 02:55 PM

7. I get calls all the time from his cousin

Spam Risk

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 02:57 PM

11. I always want to play this message;

Please stay on the line. Your call is important to us. You will be answered in the order your call was made. Your estimated wait is.......Please stay on tbe line. Your cal I important to us. Your call....

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 02:58 PM

12. Sienfeld li loved this

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Response to Watchfoxheadexplodes (Reply #12)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 04:04 PM

22. Thanks

I might just use that.

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 03:00 PM

13. I wonder if they're related to the "Potential Spam" person who keeps calling me.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Reply #13)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 03:29 PM

17. I got one from Penelope Spain

(puts on glasses) ...
oh, Potential Spam ...

✌🏻

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Response to dweller (Reply #17)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 04:02 PM

21. ....

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 03:09 PM

15. I love it when I get called by my own cell number, on my cell phone.......

Why it isn't a felony to spoof phone numbers is a mystery to me. I even had someone call me and accuse me of harrassing them. I hadn't used my phone all day, so someone was using my number to make spam calls.

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #15)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 03:20 PM

16. I got a call, late one night, and the caller id showed the name of a local hospital

Which COMPLETELY freaked me out, because no good call ever comes from a hospital, at night. So I grabbed the phone - it was a pre-recorded scam sales call. It took me almost an hour to slow down my heart and breathing, from the initial panic and the follow up rage.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #16)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 04:02 PM

20. That should be a crime, if it isn't

Any time anyone calls me after 10 I panic. My kids all know better to call after nine unless it's very important.

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 03:40 PM

18. Sounds like a stripper name to me!

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 04:00 PM

19. I've gotten those in which it was a legit call

Sometimes I answer, and sometimes I don't. If it's really spam, I wait to see if it gives a prompt to no longer receive calls from that number, and I also block it.

I've been on the Do Not Call registry, so I shouldn't get those calls.

Side note: My ex-husband's name in my phone is "SUSPECTED SPAM TOXIC (name) DON'T RESPOND". It helps me stick to the no contact plan.

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Response to Rorey (Reply #19)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 11:44 PM

24. Funny thing - criminals ignore the Do Not Call list

You would think professional criminals would follow the rules.

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Response to Generic Brad (Reply #24)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 11:30 AM

26. I guess I may be loose with my definition of the word "spam"

Are all telemarketers "spam"?

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Response to Rorey (Reply #26)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 12:35 PM

29. There are FCC rules

There are slightly different consent rules for land lines and cell phones (express written consent vs express consent). But they need to have a prior business relationship with you in order to call if you’re on the Do Not Call list.

My guess is that they spoof the calling number and call in violation of the law anyway.

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Response to Generic Brad (Reply #29)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 02:06 PM

30. Every week I get multiple calls about my vehicle warranty

I have never done business with that company, so I figured it was just phishing.

One time I said "yes" so they'd put me through. I asked them what vehicle they had on their records because I own more than one. It was fun playing that game for a few minutes. I finally told them to remove me from their list, and of course they did not. I've gotten dozens of "final notice" calls, and mailings too. I think the FINAL final notice will never come.

Honestly, though, I can't be truly rude to one of those representives. I don't like their choice of a job, but I figure they're just trying to pay their own bills. I witnessed my now-ex-husband be an asshole to people on the phone and in real life, and I don't want to be that kind of person.

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 11:26 AM

25. Maybe I'm the only one

I just discovered that there's actually a "Report" button right there on my phone when I get one of those calls. I don't know if it did any good to click it, but I did.

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 11:36 AM

27. Oh, sorry, that was me.

Wrong number.

-S.L.

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