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Re: Really Strange Phone Calls....

Postby Madison » Fri Mar 21, 2008 5:53 pm

Snakes Gould wrote:im just curious as to how these numbers can call me but i cant call them back.


Computer dialed numbers from an outgoing line only.

I managed a few telemarketing companies in my younger years. One of them had automated dialers on outbound lines only, and all you had to do was tell the dialer to dial (555) 555 - and it would start dialing every single number from (555) 555-0000 through (555) 555-9999. Not all at once of course, only one for each live representative that was on hand. If someone answered, the system automatically transferred the call to a live representative (why you hear a click or delay sometimes). Any number not answered would still be in the loop to call again until a new prefix was programmed in.

Most program in the Do Not Call lists, which is what they are supposed to do so that the computer will skip those numbers, but not all telemarketing firms are reputable enough to do that. Being on the list does help your chances of getting less telemarketing calls, and gives you ammo to use since it's illegal for them to telemarket you if you're on that list.

Really quick and easy to get on the list, here's a link:

https://www.donotcall.gov/

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Re: Really Strange Phone Calls....

Postby abrage22 » Fri Mar 21, 2008 8:14 pm

i wonder why it is when scammers/telemarketers alot of the time have foriegn accents, or can't speak english very good.
right when i here that i know too hang up, they can't even pronounce ur name right half the time!!! :-D
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Re: Really Strange Phone Calls....

Postby pokerplaya » Fri Mar 21, 2008 8:35 pm

abrage22 wrote:i wonder why it is when scammers/telemarketers alot of the time have foriegn accents, or can't speak english very good.
right when i here that i know too hang up, they can't even pronounce ur name right half the time!!! :-D


It's can't speak english well!!

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Re: Really Strange Phone Calls....

Postby Madison » Sat Mar 22, 2008 9:21 am

pokerplaya wrote:
abrage22 wrote:i wonder why it is when scammers/telemarketers alot of the time have foriegn accents, or can't speak english very good.
right when i here that i know too hang up, they can't even pronounce ur name right half the time!!! :-D


It's can't speak english well!!

;-) :-b


That's all you're going to point out in that post? O:-)

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Re: Really Strange Phone Calls....

Postby bigh0rt » Sat Mar 22, 2008 9:43 am

Madison wrote:
pokerplaya wrote:
abrage22 wrote:i wonder why it is when scammers/telemarketers alot of the time have foriegn accents, or can't speak english very good.
right when i here that i know too hang up, they can't even pronounce ur name right half the time!!! :-D


It's can't speak english well!!

;-) :-b


That's all you're going to point out in that post? O:-)

:-b

I know, right? He clearly mis-spelled 'hear' and 'to' and 'your' and unncessarily used three exclamation points instead of one. O:-) :-)
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Re: Really Strange Phone Calls....

Postby abrage22 » Sat Mar 22, 2008 11:03 am

Madison wrote:
pokerplaya wrote:
abrage22 wrote:i wonder why it is when scammers/telemarketers alot of the time have foriegn accents, or can't speak english very good.
right when i here that i know too hang up, they can't even pronounce ur name right half the time!!! :-D


It's can't speak english well!!

;-) :-b


That's all you're going to point out in that post? O:-)

:-b


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Re: Really Strange Phone Calls....

Postby BronXBombers51 » Sat Mar 22, 2008 11:53 am

Simulacrum wrote: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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