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About damn time.
You can say that again ! Not a day goes by that I don't get at least three of these calls and some days it's a dozen or more, it's crazy.
Yep and getting worse by the day it seems
It's awful. At least now my hardwired phone is saying "Fraudulent call" more than before. But it really bugs me when it's on my cell phone.
Got one yesterday about "activity on my SS number". And before that at least two supposedly from my doctor's medical group, which has about a dozen individual offices wanting to "update information". I'd like to know they got that one! The obvious robo voice gives the nature of the call away.
I’m get them from people pretending to be card members services for Visa trying to steal credit card numbers and a Colorado police officers scam.
I've gotten both of those calls. The look for 50+ thinking that we are dumb enough to fall for it.
Yea, I had my Social Security account suspended. That was two days before my electric utility overcharged me. Then my brand new car warranty expired. They don't realize the big tip-off is that they clone a local exchange.
I get those all the time. Really pisses me off.
I unplugged my land line because it was 99 percent robo calls. I can still see who is calling because the call log shows on my TV. I still keep that active just in case someone I really want to talk to shows up on it. Then I just call them back on my cell phone.
Bout time. I'm tired of getting called about "my cars extended warranty". I'm glad Trump's DOJ is helping everyday Americans.
Hey man .... i got a lifetime warranty for all my cars from one of those guys .... present and future ......
I'm tired of getting called about "my cars extended warranty".
That's one of the calls I get several times a week. My car is 22 years old
I keep getting calls about student loans, and I never had a student loan
My son was getting those when he was 13. He trolled the callers. "Bro, nobody cares. About you, bro. You're pathetic and nobody cares about you."
He trolled the callers.
I still do that! I figure the longer I have them tied up on the phone, the less time they have to bother someone else! Sometimes after they answer when I push the button to speak to the Representative, I start out with an accented "I am to be calling you today because your computer is infected with a virus. You must give me access to your computer so I can remove it".
They hang up faster than I used to...
The way to frustrate call-centre sales calls is to tell the caller to hold on a minute, my baby's crying, but I'm really interested in what you have to tell me, then don't hang up but just put the phone down and go do something else - that ties them up from pestering other people for a while.
I have received calls about my SSN and my Apple products (I don't own any Apple products at all). My favorite was when I received a call on my cell phone from my own cell phone number.
I get hit up all the time about my apple ID. It must be successful or otherwise, they wouldn't do it.
If I don't recognize the number, sometimes I will answer................just for the fun.
I either say "you're caller number ten and you're on the air" or, my favorite. "sheriff's department fraud division this is officer James. How can I help you?"
And **POOF** gone.
Just got the call about fraudulent activity involving my social security number last week. There's a report option at the Social Security Administration website. I reported it, but I doubt anything will come of it, as I didn't lose any money.
I've got 1,331 "blocked" calls that I've reported to the "Don't Call" list - nuthin bein' done.
Apparently that is not working for you 1st. Call your provider!
I've never reported any from the "Do Not Call" list. I figured nothing would happen. But for this one, I happened to be planning to log in on the SSA website, anyway, and there was a link. The call was fresh on my mind, so I reported.
The provider, Verizon, put me on an automatic block program for numbers that haven't ever called me before and for calls that have no ID.
Working, but still get a lot.
I have nomorobo on my home phone (through Spectrum). Some calls do come through but they never leave a message. I google the phone numbers to see if anyone else has reported said number. Most times it's the IRS scam, SS scam, car warranty, a non existent cancer fund, a fake police fund, surveys, medical scam to get you to buy a walker or some medical device, microsoft scam, apple scam.
I have also been getting a lot of email spam. Lately consisting of a CVS scam, an AOL scam that says my account will be deleted in 24 hours.
Then there was a recent text scam involving M&T Bank (I don't bank there) that some local people fell for.
Unfortunately the scammers keep coming up with new ways to scam.
Thanks for the info on the spam email. Those can be deadly to your computer and to you personally.
The sad part is, if many of these people put that amount of effort into making an honest living, they probably would be fine and wouldn't have to try and scam other people.
I don't answer calls if they're not in my contact list. I figure if its important they'll leave a message, the times they do its a machine recording. I've given up on blocking numbers because they keep coming from new numbers everyday.
It's true that there is no way to block all those numbers. But at least my phone is beginning to tell me when they think it's fraudulent. Maybe your phone service might soon.