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Have any of you been getting calls from credit card scammers?


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#1 TheDHJ

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 05:12 PM

I've been getting tons of calls from scammers with robo dialed calls claiming that they're going to lower interest rates. They ask for all kinds of info, and I play along giving fake info until some point where I usually refer to the caller's mother's infected C. I always report them to the FTC and beyond.

Want something to protest? Here you go. These people are preying on and stealing from the elderly and it's deplorable.

#2 halfstar

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 05:17 PM

Not sign'd.

#3 B. Diddy

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 05:18 PM

Sorry, I'll take you off the list. Hey, if anyone's interested in saving money by refinancing their home loan at lower interest rates, please let me know. I'll need some information first, though.

#4 TheDHJ

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 05:19 PM

When plugging in the numbers they're calling from into whocalled.us, hundreds of people have been called from all walks of life.

#5 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 05:36 PM

"Down with this sort of thing."

#6 TheDHJ

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 05:37 PM

Careful now. :coffee:

#7 MeOmYo

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 05:40 PM

while you're waiting for the next call

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#8 In A Silent Way

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 05:42 PM

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#9 TheDHJ

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 05:42 PM

I didn't answer their attempt from this number either, but from the other comments (especially the bit about them swearing at you when you "waste" their time by doing something like not letting them have your CC#) it sounds like the same idiots calling from 515-789-7889 (Iowa) and a few other spoofed/bounced SIP numbers that don't accept incoming calls. There's probably not a lot the no-call people can do, and they change numbers constantly so reporting it won't matter; in some cases, you're reporting a legitimate number that they are masquerading as, so it could actually be harmful. If the FBI were to check out where these numbers are being accessed from, something might happen, so maybe they should be contacted instead, especially considering how wide the phishing net has apparently been cast.


Yes, they swear at you and call you names.

#10 TheDHJ

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 05:47 PM

So seriously, I'm the only one on the boards getting these calls?

#11 Dr. Lostreality

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 05:51 PM

i did get a robocall last week "about my credit card" (no company name) and then asked me to "verify my card number" by giving them my credit card number and the last 4 digits of my SS#. I hung up on them. I don't even have a credit card, unless you count my store credit card from Kohls...

#12 Goose

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 06:03 PM

I'm home today I got one this morning and another one a little while ago. The woman said she could lower all credit card bills to 6%. I googled the name of the company while I was on the phone and all kinds of scam reports came up. We went around in circles about that for a few minutes, then she started asking for cc numbers. I found out they get around the do not call thing by having you press 1 at some point that way they say you called them.

#13 Phishfolk

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 06:05 PM

So seriously, I'm the only one on the boards getting these calls and has caller ID and voice mail? :coffee:

#14 TEO

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 06:08 PM

I seldom answer the home phone anymore.

#15 TheDHJ

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 06:11 PM

So seriously, I'm the only one on the boards getting these calls and has caller ID and voice mail? :coffee:


A. They spoof their numbers

B. They've been calling my home and my cell which are unrelated. My cell is a company cell and is registered to the company. I answer all numbers that come through on the cell as it's business phone.

C. I answer at home because it's fun to call these cunts cunts.

#16 B. Diddy

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 06:12 PM

If you have a cell phone, and cell service works in your home, why do you need a landline?

#17 Phishfolk

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 06:13 PM

A. They spoof their numbers

B. They've been calling my home and my cell which are unrelated. My cell is a company cell and is registered to the company. I answer all numbers that come through on the cell as it's business phone.

C. I answer at home because it's fun to call these cunts cunts.


Well then no. I don't have your problems :lol: But you shouldn't bitch about answering the home phone if it's just to have fun.

#18 Phishfolk

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 06:14 PM

why do you need a landline?


911

#19 TheDHJ

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 06:14 PM

If you have a cell phone, and cell service works in your home, why do you need a landline?


My cell is a company perk. I do not pay for it. I need a landline since my wife is a sahm, and I'm not comfortable leaving her home when I travel without a dependable phone in case of emergency. We have a cell for my daughter with a family plan, and my wife has one for the car in case of emergency.

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 06:15 PM

My cell is a company perk. I do not pay for it. I need a landline since my wife is a sahm, and I'm not comfortable leaving her home when I travel without a dependable phone in case of emergency. We have a cell for my daughter with a family plan, and my wife has one for the car in case of emergency.


So in case of emergency, she can call you first?

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#21 TheDHJ

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 06:18 PM

Huh? :dunno:

#22 B. Diddy

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 06:18 PM

Makes sense.

#23 TheDHJ

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 06:19 PM

Well then no. I don't have your problems :lol: But you shouldn't bitch about answering the home phone if it's just to have fun.


Reading comprehension, Jay. I'm not bitching about answering the phone, I'm more appalled by what they do to the elderly.

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 06:20 PM

Huh? :dunno:


When you are away on "business", you want your wife to be able to call you from the land line in case of emergency?

:dunno:

#25 TheDHJ

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 06:23 PM

When you are away on "business", you want your wife to be able to call you from the land line in case of emergency?

:dunno:


No she needs to be able to call for help, 911, etc, then call me. Was that not clear?

#26 FYC (Find Your Cloud)

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 06:27 PM

Defensive josh is defensive. good times.

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 06:28 PM

What is not clear is how that can be better accomplished via land line.

#28 MeOmYo

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 06:30 PM

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#29 Phishfolk

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 06:31 PM

Reading comprehension, Jay. I'm not bitching about answering the phone, I'm more appalled by what they do to the elderly.


Way to make fun of the learning disabled :sad:

Defensive josh is defensive. good times.


Often happens with those of a less then smallish structure :funny1:

#30 Condormania

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 06:32 PM

I occasionally get calls like this. A haven't actually answered, but I've gotten voice messages.

#31 Phishfolk

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 06:33 PM

What is not clear is how that can be better accomplished via land line.


Try calling 911 when you are administering CPR for your child from a cell phone and expecting them to know where you are.

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 06:34 PM

Try calling 911 when you are administering CPR for your child from a cell phone and expecting them to know where you are.


I'll take my chances.

#33 TheDHJ

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 06:35 PM

Defensive josh is defensive. good times.


They asked, and I explained. Hardly defensive. (Besides right now you ugly fat bearded bitch) :lol:

Way to make fun of the learning disabled :sad:



Often happens with those of a less then smallish structure :funny1:


Way to make fun of the fat, stupid.

Try calling 911 when you are administering CPR for your child from a cell phone and expecting them to know where you are.


This. I'm also very big on preparedness. (too many zombie movies) I like having backups of emergency items.

#34 TEO

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 06:36 PM

They asked, and I explained. Hardly defensive. (Besides right now you ugly fat bearded bitch) :lol:



Way to make fun of the fat, stupid.



This. I'm also very big on preparedness. (too many zombie movies) I like having backups of emergency items.



Off to the diaper. :spank:

#35 Phishfolk

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 06:37 PM

I'll take my chances.


You don't have kids.

#36 TheDHJ

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 06:37 PM

Ok, I'll just start another thread in family that my friends aren't allowed to participate in. Fine with me. :lol:

#37 Phishfolk

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 06:39 PM

Off to the diaper. :spank:


So? He's fat and I'm stupid it's not like someone posted this
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#38 TheDHJ

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 06:39 PM

I'm offended by the tone, topic and personal attacks found within the "occupy wall st." thread? Can that be moved too? :lol: :crying:

#39 FYC (Find Your Cloud)

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 07:10 PM

Simmer down simmer down. You read what the lady said in the other thread. The days of me calling you a spermfunnel and you calling me a mantittied yetibitch are over, friend. Be liquid. Adapt brahhhh.

#40 sure-ur-rightdancer

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 07:14 PM

I have been getting the your eastern bank MasterCard is locked for security reasons and press 1to re activate scam..... Don't think I have had an acct at that bank for like 15years so I haven't pressed 1 but I assume they want your credit card and social etc