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Has anybody else been getting these computer voice messages left on their answering machines?
It is always, “in regards to your computer tech support expiring, we have tried to refund you but due to a technical issue, need you to contact us by pressing one to speak to a representative. If you do not we will charge your bank account in the amount of $499.00.” Or something along those lines.

It is always an electronic sounding voice, and irritates the heck out of me.
I haven’t had any kind of tech support for my pc in many years, maybe back in the late 90’s, for a bit. Normally on IOS now, so no android for the most part.
What gripes me is that they think I’m dumb enough to either answer, or call them back. Funny, I haven’t seen any large charges from my bank account, and I’ve had these messages for the last few months. Roll Eyes
Of course, if I did, you bet I’d be pressing charges. And of course, they never leave the name of the company supposedly wanting to refund me or charge me again. Anybody else get this one?
 
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yeah, you’re right. Still, so irritating to hear the dang messages. Got three in one day so far. Last time, it showed as if from HP. First time ever. Roll Eyes
 
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I've be getting a lot of the 'your social security number has been suspended' messages.
Are people really that clueless to fall for that?



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I’ve been getting robo VMs offering to help me with my pain. If it was a real person calling I’d happily inform them that the only pain I’d like their help with would be eliminating the idiotic robo messages they leave on my machine!
 
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All mine are for car warranty, student loans and medical braces.
I actually talked with the car warranty folks the other day. I told them I would like extended warranty coverage for my Corvair.
The chick had to google "corvair" before telling me that they could not cover a Corvair.
You would think they would stop calling. Nope. Same call the very next day.


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Got a call and the guy had an odd voice. Plus there was no background noise. Turns out he had some sort of device that allowed him to speak and send the electronic voice out. He was off shore so I expect this was done to cover his accent.



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At least you get a message. 99.9% of robo calls I get hang up when my answering machine answers the call.
 
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I answered one the other day because it appeared that it might have come from one of my customers, and since I was in the car, the phone would play through the car radio amplifier and speakers, helping me to hear it (I am hearing impaired).

Of course it turned out that it was a scam, sounded like a middle eastern accent. I decided to have a nice conversation with him, gave him a royal runaround, and at some point he declared that I am in the habit of fornicating with my mother. I told him that was very unlikely since she has been dead for forty years and is buried in a cemetery a thousand miles from here, but he kept insisting on his opinion.



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I like to waste their time also when I'm in the car ... keeps them from calling someone that might fall for their shit.

And for the car warranty calls .... the first question they ask is how many miles on vehicle. Apparently 678,000 miles is too many.
 
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Next time tell him : “Fornicating with my mother? No, you are confused. I was fornicating with your mother young man! Boy is she mad at you! Almost bit my member off when she started thinking about you!”
 
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Last sales phone caller I got yesterday asked me if I had pain. I told him I had a pain in the ass from listening to these phone calls.

He didn't seem to be amused.


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Yes, lots of times I don’t have a message, but when I do, it’s a robo call. Nearly always about my computer tech services, I’m getting a refund, but then will be charged if I don’t cancel. Kind of conflicting info there.
I quit answering the phone a long time ago until I see who it is, so I don’t get stuck with a sales rep who won’t shut up. Or, as hubby said, it’s possible they are on a long distance call,and suddenly you are getting charged triple rate for out of the country rates. Not gonna answer.
 
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I got one of the medical brace calls tonight. I pressed "1" to get a live person, when she came on the line I told her that this was a business telephone and not a residence and there was nobody here who was Medicare eligible to receive a brace of any sort.

As I've asked in the past to be removed from the call lists and it never seems to work I'll try this way and see.


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Get a live person, then go into your pervert routine. It might or might not get your number removed from their database, but it's kind of amusing to see just how far you can go with them before they hang up.

I especially like to do it with the hands-free speaker thingy when I'm driving, since that doesn't take me away from whatever I'm working on.



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Got 2 calls back to back the other day. Didn’t answer the first one put picked up the second in hopes of putting and end to the calls.

A mans voice started in and sounded live. “Hello this call is for..” then inserted my name by some barely comprehensible robot voice. Then the live sounding voice returned letting me know the purpose of the call was to verify my place of employment and other information related to “several serious investigations” yada yada yada.

I’d have loved to listened more and try to get a live person on the phone just to screw with them and maybe cop to the Lindbergh kidnapping or maybe Jimmy Hoffa but I was at work so I hung up.

Pretty sure if one is the subject of “several serious investigations” they don’t call to let you know about it.


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