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Scam phone calls

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Just Jim, May 3, 2015.

  1. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Looked at the caller ID and another scam call on my land line. Decided to have some fun and answered in an old man's hill Billy voice. It was a scammer wanting my insurance numbers saying they could save me big money on the drugs I take. Keeps asking me for my insurance provider and what drugs I take and I stall em like I am a dumb old hill billy.

    15 minutes of stalling and I grunt and grown on the way to the kitchen telling them I will give them the name of my drug and they can tell me how much they can save me. I painfully spell out Comfortis which is my dogs flee medication. He ask me to spell it twice more and then tells me that it's a flea medication.

    I told him yes it was but around these parts we have lots of fleas and I take it so the fleas don't bother me. He said he could sure save me a lot of money on the pills if I would just give him my insurance information. I said well I am not sure I am going to keep using it cause every time I take the dog flea pills it makes me want to sit in the yard and lick my nuts, can you do anything about that? He hung up.:D
     
  2. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I just tell them that the person they are trying to reach has recently passed away and I'm closing down the house, and will be turning off all of the utilities, so they might as well take the number off their calling list.
     
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  3. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Donotcall.gov

    Though sometimes I miss screwing with telemarketers.


    Last one I had call a while back I answered in a redneck voice and asked about Viagra and how much they would cost. Told them I was having trouble swallowing them and they would get stuck in my throat. Damn stiff neck in the morning.

    Then he asked how I would like to pay after I ordered a 5 gallon bucket size.

    We went round and round about cards, cash and even a COD! I told him I had an ATT prepaid card that they could have the numbers from but it was out of minutes already.

    I kept asking how I could get the cash in my wallet to him through the phone.

    25 minutes later he hung up.

    That was my personal best.
     
  4. Sstrand

    Sstrand La Grande OR Well-Known Member

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    My wife got a scam call for me awhile back. She told them that the no good SOB had run off with the neighbor's wife . . .
    Their response was, "Sorry, CLICK!"
     
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  5. Liberty97045

    Liberty97045 Oregon City Well-Known Member

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    When they ask you how you are, tell them.
     
  6. Liberty97045

    Liberty97045 Oregon City Well-Known Member

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    My hero.

    My personal best did not involve telemarketers. I used to live down the street from the Kingdom Hall of JW.
    I respect your right to believe whatever you want and I am not judging here but every . . . freaking . . . weekend! Really?

    These two ladies showed up at my door and said that they would "like to talk to me about the Bible"

    At the time I was really into studying the Bible so I took them up on it and invited them in. I was polite and curious (but not sincere). I think they began to suspect something when I pulled out my Hebrew key work study bible.

    They used the small boy they had with them as an excuse to quickly leave.

    I must have gotten on their version of the do not call list because they never bothered me again.
     
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  7. huthuthike

    huthuthike Hillsboro OR Active Member

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    My favorite is to delay my responses 6-10 seconds. It's long enough they say hello about the same time I answer whatever question they asked. Most of them only last about 4 minutes.
     
  8. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    ya'll have all the fun, I don't ever get any scam calls :s0117:
     
  9. mikeybuck

    mikeybuck Clark county Active Member

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    Long time ago, back when I was 15 or 16, good buddy of mine came over and we were about to go out shooting when the phone rings.

    Someone trying to sell windows....I told him mom was gone and we have nice newer windows.

    About that time my buddy pops a round off from the 12 ga....boom!

    I could tell the guy heard it over the phone. I start freaking out yelling, etc.
    The guy ask what happen? I said my buddy just shot the window out. (He didn't)
    I then start begging the guy to come out and replace the window ASAP and I'll pay him cash. The guy starts studdering, etc, and giving me all the reasons why he couldn't now.
    Was a great 30 min waste of my time!
     
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    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Sumbubblegum, about choked on my cheesy puffs.
     
  11. greydog111

    greydog111 peoples repubilik of Oregon Active Member

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    I answer the phone with "DEA hot line do you have a tip for me?" When they say what the hell?? I say Dog eaters anonymous and I want a cooking tip. They slam the phone down!
     
  12. greydog111

    greydog111 peoples repubilik of Oregon Active Member

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    Used to tell them I was a Druid! Hot footed away!
     
  13. JamesRL

    JamesRL Beaverton Active Member

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    A week ago, I got one of those scam calls from someone pretending to be the IRS and saying that they're about to file a lawsuit against me. I had some time to kill, so I asked the guy his name - his English had a heavy asian accent, but he said his name was Ron Anderson....right.

    Then I asked which filing year they were going to sue me over and his answer was 2015 - which of course was absolute nonsense, since we don't file our 2015 taxes until 2016.

    By now, I was just playing with him; he said that if I paid the taxes right now, they wouldn't have to file a lawsuit, so I asked how much it was - $500 was the answer. I said, OK, I could pay that and he then asked for my social security number and bank account numbers. At that point, I said "Hey, you called me - you should already KNOW my social security number; it's on the tax form. You know, the tax form that I don't have to file until next April."

    There was a moment of silence on the line. Then he said "We need you to confirm the number." To that I replied "I've changed my mind - you guys go ahead and sue me, I'll be waiting here with a shotgun."

    It wasn't a LOT of fun, but it was an adequate amount.


    Jim