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Old 09-06-2014, 01:29 PM   #11
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I had one last. Week that said he was from the US Treasury. He claimed I was in big trouble and I needed to answer some questions. I asked what would happen if I didn't and was told that the US Marshall service would arrest me within 30 minutes. One of the first things he asked was what is my address. I didn't give it to him. I did ask if he would be on the team sent to arrest me. He asked why and I told him I wanted to shoot him first. He hung up so I called him back but he kept hanging up on me. No since of humor.

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I read someplace,possibly on the National Do Not List site, not to call these crooks back.

I was/am on the NDNL - reported every scam call to them - I quit after getting calls from the same people that I reported several times. Not worth the trouble.

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Old 09-06-2014, 01:55 PM   #12
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What I have done in the past when it was bad, bought one of those air powered boat horns and used it.

Now days I just let them try and con the voice mail box lady.

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Old 09-06-2014, 02:10 PM   #13
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Sneak and I signed up for LifeLock 10 minutes after the following happened:

Call came in on Sneak's phone, which is on my cell plan due to the fact that I get Fed. Employee discounts.

Dude claimed that *I* owe ...get this....30,000.00 on a Bank Of America Credit Card which I have defaulted on.

1. I don't have a BofA credit card.
2. What reputable company (or customer for that matter) allow/has a 30K CC balance to begin with?

He had my name, our correct address, correct place and address of employment, and all he needed to verify that I *do* indeed owe this was the last 4 digits of my SS #.

Sneak kept messing with him, "ok, you tell *me* the last four digits of her SS#", etc., and kept telling him that he nor I even HAVE BofA credit cards.

He threatened lawsuits, etc. and Sneak told him "fine, we'll see you in court"

caller: no, the lawsuit will be against your wife

Sneak: I promise you, dude, *I* will be there in court with her and you'll find yourself facing a countersuit.

..........dial tone.........

P.S. There was one very good clue that it was a fraudulent call: lots of expletives from the caller. Sneak had lots of fun with that.

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Old 09-06-2014, 02:15 PM   #14
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W - what good would the last four digits of your SS number be to him?

I'm asked for the last four when I call several companies I do business with.
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Old 09-06-2014, 02:53 PM   #15
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Caller ID for me. If I don't recognize the number, I don't pick up.

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Old 09-06-2014, 04:56 PM   #16
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I got a phone that can block 250 numbers. I also added the SIT tones at the beginning of my answering machine message and that helps with the robo-dialers.
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Old 09-06-2014, 05:13 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Capt. Mike View Post
Comedian Tom Mabe, who often appears on the Bob & Tom radio show out of Indianapolis, has an album out called Revenge on the Telemarketers.

Here's a youtube clip of one of his pieces

OMG---THAT is hilarious!!!!
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Old 09-13-2014, 06:53 AM   #18
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[QUOTE=Kaadk;694714]Yeah, I get calls like that all the time. I often just hang up. Waste of my time.

I love the approach my brother used to use

I see the part used to use and wonder if the same thing happened to him as it did to me. Put my niece on the phone who starts talking the kid talk and all of a sudden after about a minute she starts to cry. The guy on the other end apparently told her he was going to kill her and her family and to sleep with one eye open. Not good....and no way to find the clown that did it.
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Old 09-13-2014, 08:47 AM   #19
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If you have an android smart phone you can use this program
WhoAreYou Caller ID + Blocker

Get a call you don't recognize, hit the "DITCH" button, then hit it a second time, and from then on, when that number calls the phone might ring for a split second, but the call is ditched and SIT tones are sent out to notify a robo system that the number has been disconnected.

And, just in case it is a legitimate number from a number you don't recognize, you can always "unditch" the number.

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Old 09-13-2014, 09:28 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by MtnGuy View Post
Caller ID for me. If I don't recognize the number, I don't pick up.
I do the same...on home phone & cell phone

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