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Thu May 4, 2017, 07:17 PM

 

Bored? Want to tie up a scammer?

I just got a phony, phony, phony "Unsecured Debt Resolution Letter" saying that I owe (un-named creditor) $19,000, but that if I call them, I can get it reduced to $6,000.

I am supposed to call 877-233-5647 give them my "processing number" and then work out payment.

It's total bullshit.

I'll be taking the letter to the postal inspector tomorrow, but I thought I'd have a little fun with them first and tie them up by acting endlessly "confused" about what I'm supposed to do.

The best way to start is to say you were talking to (make up a first name) and that your call got dropped, and that you want to be reconnected to that person.

Or, "the ink is smeared on the letter and the reference number looks like" CRDE041427842 "or, wait I mean..." and keep screwing up the "reference number" by changing a digit each time you read it. Intersperse these attempts by making up long stories and reasons for "oh, hang on a minute"... blame your ex for the debt... whatever... be creative.


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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Thu May 4, 2017, 07:28 PM

1. Make sure you don't incur long distance charges.

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Response to Sculpin Beauregard (Reply #1)

Thu May 4, 2017, 07:38 PM

2. It's an 877 number - that's a toll free number in the US

 

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Thu May 4, 2017, 07:45 PM

3. I can not read the number very well...my dog chewed/pissed on it ( your choice. )

Can you tell me what the number is.....you must, it is your job.

How's that for being horrible?

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Response to Doreen (Reply #3)

Thu May 4, 2017, 07:54 PM

4. Or, ask to be "re-connected with (common name)" because your call got cut off

 


"I gave Jim all that information already. So can't you just connect me with him. We were just about done, and I liked Jim. I told him that I had a dog named Jim when I was a kid, and me and that dog used to like to run around down by the pond, and one day...

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #4)

Thu May 4, 2017, 08:05 PM

8. Oh, I love it.

I have not been able to read it....I can not get glasses because my insurance no longer provides it.....can you read it for me? How is your health care...damn, I can't read this under the light either....can you get glasses? I can find a magnifying glass....do you know where they are......can you afford glasses? DAMN IT ALL!! I cant read this! Can you?

How is that for rambling on? You can tell them about all of your health problems and the operations you got...in detail.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Thu May 4, 2017, 07:56 PM

5. Or ask who the creditor is. Since it is a scam, there is no actual creditor

I can't believe people still fall for this crap.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Thu May 4, 2017, 08:05 PM

6. I would block my phone number when doing this.

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Response to we can do it (Reply #6)

Thu May 4, 2017, 08:07 PM

9. Oh yeah....

 


Or just use the phone from your in-laws house.

Either way.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #9)

Thu May 4, 2017, 09:00 PM

11. 😜too late they're dead.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Thu May 4, 2017, 08:05 PM

6. Delete- duplicate

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Thu May 4, 2017, 08:54 PM

10. Constantly make excuses to go away from phone for 2-5 minutes at a time with radio on nearby. . nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #10)

Fri May 5, 2017, 12:11 AM

14. ...on a real obnoxious rap station......

(but that's a redundancy, sorry.)

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Thu May 4, 2017, 11:38 PM

12. Getting Twitter Friends in on It Was a Stroke of Genius

I hope it goes viral!

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