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Spam calls. Mad

Medicare wannabes, Health care providers, Your car warranty.... Your credit card.... FBI is coming....Your grandson has been arrested in Seattle, Eek send money....

Mad

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Posts: 5928 | Location: Duckburg, OR | Registered: September 01, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Spam calls. Mad

Medicare wannabes, Health care providers, Your car warranty.... Your credit card.... FBI is coming....Your grandson has been arrested in Seattle, Eek send money....

Mad

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If the number isn’t in my iPhone address book the call is silently routed to my voicemail. Most of the spam callers detect the fast reroute and don’t even bother to leave a voicemail.



Serious about crackers.
 
Posts: 7188 | Location: San Diego | Registered: July 26, 2014Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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If a few—even a very few—such scammers were hunted down and their heads put on posts in front of their operations centers, even if they were put there by members of DEVGRU, there wouldn’t be so many of them.




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Posts: 45893 | Location: 10,150 Feet Above Sea Level in Colorado | Registered: April 04, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I hate spam calls and texts as much as anyone, but why even answer these calls? I have a ringtone for family members, another for business associates, and another for everything else. The latter do not get answered, period.
 
Posts: 25963 | Location: Johnson City/Elizabethton, TN | Registered: April 28, 2012Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Somehow, they know how to spoof numbers from your common inbound numbers.
I get them from areas where we have field offices (TX Permian Basin, mostly), makes it tough to ignore them, in the event it's actually a work call




The Enemy's gate is down.
 
Posts: 11667 | Location: Spring, TX | Registered: July 11, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Somehow, they know how to spoof numbers from your common inbound numbers.
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I’ve never had a spam call disguised as a number in my iPhone address book.



Serious about crackers.
 
Posts: 7188 | Location: San Diego | Registered: July 26, 2014Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Received a call from my cell number. Didnt answer don't need a cell phone to talk to my self.
 
Posts: 33 | Location: Springfield MO | Registered: January 10, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I know where the longer spiel starts for either the medicare or the extended car warranty. So I talk to them until they pass me on to the person and when the person starts the long spiel, I just quietly put the phone down and they keep on talking.

They've stopped calling me.



"It did not really matter what we expected from life, but rather what life expected from us. We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life, and instead to think of ourselves as those who were being questioned by life – daily and hourly. Our answer must consist not in talk and meditation, but in right action and in right conduct. Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfill the tasks which it constantly sets for each individual." Viktor Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning, 1946.
 
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Originally posted by P250UA5:
Somehow, they know how to spoof numbers from your common inbound numbers.
<snip>

I’ve never had a spam call disguised as a number in my iPhone address book.


Neither have I. I have had my own number spoofed though.

But getting back on topic, I don't answer calls from a number that's not in my contacts list unless I'm waiting for a call from a service tech or something along those lines.
 
Posts: 9646 | Location: Gilbert Arizona | Registered: March 21, 2013Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Almost everybody who knows me, understands that I am hearing impaired and understands that it is far better to communicate with me in writing, either email or text, so close to 100% of my incoming calls are either mis-dialed wrong numbers, or spam. Mostly spam.

My voicemail greeting is just four words: "Please leave a message." Most spammers do not leave messages. For those that do, iPhone has a transcription option for voicemail, so I can read the message quickly; most are handled by just tapping the little trash can icon.



Any cocktail can be a shrimp cocktail if you put your mind to it, and if you carry lots of loose shrimp in your pocket.

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If a few—even a very few—such scammers were hunted down and their heads put on posts in front of their operations centers, even if they were put there by members of DEVGRU, there wouldn’t be so many of them.

Where's the gofundme? I'm in.
 
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LOL I get that call daily, sometimes more than once, they leave the same toll free call back number. Apple call block sends it to VM every time, you'd think they'd get the message to stop...

We need a predictive dialer to setup and call that number for a week, relentlessly tie up that phone line. Used to have one in a previous company, could really screw up their inbound calls...



 
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Many of my spam calls originate from: Engadine MI. If you stand at one end of Engadine and throw a rock, it lands outside of town.
Cant say I do business with anyone in Engadine!


End of Earth: 2 Miles
Upper Peninsula: 4 Miles
 
Posts: 14009 | Location: Marquette MI | Registered: July 08, 2014Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Sometimes they're funny. I bought a new truck June 28th. On June 29th, a scammer called to tell me my car warranty was expiring.
 
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I bought a new truck June 28th. On June 29th, a scammer called to tell me my car warranty was expiring.
Nothing lasts like it used to. In the good old days, car warranty was good for longer than that.



Any cocktail can be a shrimp cocktail if you put your mind to it, and if you carry lots of loose shrimp in your pocket.

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"Hi I'm so and so from this and that..."

These are opportunities if you have a bit of imagination.

A couple possibilities:

"Sorry you got the wrong number, but do you have a few minutes to talk about Jesus?"

"What are you wearing?"
 
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"What are you wearing?"


My personal favorite. They never want to tell me.
 
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I started answering unknown number calls with “Detective Samson, how can I help you?” and they hang up so fast it’s like I’m tracing their call. The frequency has noticeably declined.
 
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