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Re: Really Strange Phone Calls....

Postby AussieDodger » Fri Mar 21, 2008 11:58 am

deerayfan072 wrote:great now I have to worry about the spam on my cell phone too? I already get the texts :-t


Do you get texts, and it comes up with the name Herbert or Cornelius or something, and you're like "hang on I have no such names in my phone directory" And it turns out to be an ad. I hate that. :-t

I also hate when telemarketers ring you and you answer, and the phone makes a ringing sound like you have rung them.
Tip: Let them jabber on for 30 seconds and ask to speak to their supervisor. They get very angry 100% of the time, it's quite entertaining.
Or it'll be an Indian telemarketer and they'll say "Hello this is Dennis from blah blah" you say "You don't sound like a Dennis" and they get confused and hang up on you.

We get rung pretty much every day here by telemarketers. It is great fun screwing with them. They used to get an earful when I worked nights. :-D
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Re: Really Strange Phone Calls....

Postby The Artful Dodger » Fri Mar 21, 2008 12:27 pm

Two weeks ago, I had received 3 automated messages from 3 different cell phone numbers (one had a local Long Beach code and the other a West L.A. one). It had something to do with car insurance and they needed info about my registration and other vital stuff. Forgot what the messages were entirely, but it's of course a big scam.
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Re: Really Strange Phone Calls....

Postby Simulacrum » Fri Mar 21, 2008 12:43 pm

I got a couple calls a little while back... people with strong eastern Indian accents, telling me I had won $5,000, and that they needed my full name, my bank's name, and my bank account number to transfer the money into.

I was kind of bored so I spent about 15 minutes arguing with one of these guys, asking him why he couldn't just send me a check or cash instead. Then I demanded to talk to his supervisor. :-D
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Re: Really Strange Phone Calls....

Postby Mugrila » Fri Mar 21, 2008 3:16 pm

I haven't had any of those, but I have had Dominos call me and advertise some cheap pizza.


I bought one later that night of course. :-D
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Re: Really Strange Phone Calls....

Postby jlm53089 » Fri Mar 21, 2008 3:36 pm

This scamming stuff is stupid, its pretty said that people try to play on another person good intentions.
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Re: Really Strange Phone Calls....

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Fri Mar 21, 2008 5:01 pm

have you guys tried the DO NOT CALL REGISTRY? take couple minutes to sign up.
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