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Re: Scams
« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2018, 02:43:22 PM »
In the past 4 days I have had: one Asian accented person called "Max", one recorded human voice and one robovoice telling me that my BT Internet/Broadband cable will be disconnected today/tomorrow.

Dunno what the actual scam is, I am not on BT. Should have let the Asian guy go through his whole spiel before telling him to go boil his head!

Probably that they "cannot access my account to renew the rental and would I please send them all my bank details."

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Re: Scams
« Reply #16 on: July 05, 2018, 09:57:23 PM »
Phone Phishing! Which reminds me:

Some scammers target hospitals as well. Didn't happen in my inner circle but one university professor and his wife (I think his name was Fischer...not sure, though), whose son was admitted to hospital with some serious condition, got a call from scammers saying something along the lines of if they wanted the hospital to treat their son further, they would have to make a deposit. They were given a bank account with a social security number.

Thing is, these scammers aren't the brightest in the flock. A bank account and social security number? Seriously? Anyone with half a brain can see that no hospital would do that.

They prey on desperate people, just like snake-oil peddlers and priests, except these two latter types of scammers don't do it in hiding.     
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Re: Scams
« Reply #17 on: July 09, 2018, 03:24:43 PM »
Tomorrow is precious, don't ruin it by fouling up today.

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Re: Scams
« Reply #18 on: July 09, 2018, 08:41:36 PM »
^ Hilarious Dave.  Thanks, I needed a good laugh.

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Re: Scams
« Reply #19 on: July 09, 2018, 09:12:04 PM »

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Re: Scams
« Reply #20 on: July 09, 2018, 10:14:33 PM »
I play this for them:
http://www.joesdump.com/audio/RoboAnswer_JoeActor_20130930_LoopIt.mp3

Did you do HAL2000 Joe? I was waiting for the voice to say, "Dave" somewhere in there!

Pardon my memory if this has been covered before.

Hmm, will have to find a way to connect a recorder to play on my phone . . . Hey, got a splicer to record incoming calls in the bits draw, wonder if it plays out as well?
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Re: Scams
« Reply #22 on: July 10, 2018, 01:23:22 AM »
I play this for them:
http://www.joesdump.com/audio/RoboAnswer_JoeActor_20130930_LoopIt.mp3

Did you do HAL2000 Joe? I was waiting for the voice to say, "Dave" somewhere in there!

Pardon my memory if this has been covered before.

Hmm, will have to find a way to connect a recorder to play on my phone . . . Hey, got a splicer to record incoming calls in the bits draw, wonder if it plays out as well?

Oh yeah... Hal's inside me somewhere...


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Re: Scams
« Reply #23 on: July 10, 2018, 01:42:26 AM »
^ Portal :love:

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Re: Scams
« Reply #24 on: July 10, 2018, 08:15:53 PM »
^ Portal :love:

"Daisy, Daisy..." :lol:

I've been replaying Portal 2 - so amazing...

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Re: Scams
« Reply #25 on: July 11, 2018, 01:40:02 PM »
^ Portal :love:

"Daisy, Daisy..." :lol:

I've been replaying Portal 2 - so amazing...

:P I must have played it 4 times already, always looking for alternative ways to solve the puzzles...
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