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gramma dishes

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #5925 on: September 24, 2016, 01:36:18 PM »
^^^ Are we allowed too name name-brands here?  If we can't, could you please PM me with that information?  I have a reason for wanting to know.

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #5926 on: Yesterday at 02:39:57 AM »
Who knew that the Indonesian Central Bank

a) worked in US dollars
b) employed a gentleman with a Nigerian sounding family name
c) had a hotmail account.

The things one can learn on the internet.

Redneck Gravy

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #5927 on: Yesterday at 08:54:06 AM »
I have gotten two automated calls this week from someone wanting to reduce my credit card debt to zero. 

WOW! 

That just sounds like an offer I can't refuse so I keep holding until a human comes on the line.

Both times when I told them I do not own either a VISA or MASTERCARD but want to lower my "store card" balance they have hung up on me. That is not eHell approved, I shall tell them that next time they call.   

I don't have any credit card debt but I do like jerking their chains now and again and it possibly saves a future victim by wasting the scammers time, like they do mine.

 

scotcat60

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #5928 on: Yesterday at 09:36:39 AM »
A scammer told me recently that every time I turned on my computer, it was sending out a virus. Out of all the thousands of computers in South East London, I wonder how he knew that (Not!)

Mustard

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #5929 on: Yesterday at 09:45:54 AM »
This morning I was told that the phone company was sending a technician round as otherwise my internet connection would 'have' to be turned off for a month while the issue was sorted out.  I guess they haven't got round to pulling the plug yet..

Mel the Redcap

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #5930 on: Yesterday at 10:38:49 AM »
The tax return scam robocalls are now warning me that the Australian Tax Office is filing a lawsuit against me. Because our tax return is wrong... you know, the one we haven't filed yet.  ::)
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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #5931 on: Yesterday at 10:56:35 AM »
The local gas & electric company is contacting the media in this area to get the word out on the latest twist on "your power will be turned off unless you pay up immediately." Instead of asking for a credit card or a gift card, the calller informs you that they will send someone to your house to collect cash in person.

The credit card debt people called me yesterday. The robocaller said that they have been monitoring my credit card for 6 months now and if I still owe more than $10,000, they can help.
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o_gal

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« Reply #5932 on: Today at 06:05:59 AM »
The local gas & electric company is contacting the media in this area to get the word out on the latest twist on "your power will be turned off unless you pay up immediately." Instead of asking for a credit card or a gift card, the calller informs you that they will send someone to your house to collect cash in person.

That falls under "Dumbest criminals". First thing I'd do is act scared and tell them that yes, give me 10 minutes to get the money together. Then I'd call the police and have them waiting for the said dumb criminals to show up. Around here, we're a small enough town that this would be great excitement and amusement for the local police. They don't have much to do, so they've been known to hide at a house for up to 72 hours when there is suspicion that a criminal act will take place there in the next few days.

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #5933 on: Today at 10:47:50 AM »
Several nights ago I got a call from "Microsoft" - at 11:15 p.m.  When I started in on my "do you know what time it is?" tirade the person interrupted me and told me that this was way more important than sleep.  I said something along the lines of "Pull the other one," and hung up.  I am never at my most pleasant when awakened from a sound sleep where I have to run to answer the phone, only to find out it's nonsense.

Redneck Gravy

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« Reply #5934 on: Today at 11:11:00 AM »
Several nights ago I got a call from "Microsoft" - at 11:15 p.m.  When I started in on my "do you know what time it is?" tirade the person interrupted me and told me that this was way more important than sleep.  I said something along the lines of "Pull the other one," and hung up.  I am never at my most pleasant when awakened from a sound sleep where I have to run to answer the phone, only to find out it's nonsense.

This would lead me to some very unapproved eHell language!  And knowing they couldn't do anything about it - possible threats of violence (that I can't possibly follow through on either).

Waking me up for nonsense is totally unacceptable with me.

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #5935 on: Today at 01:33:59 PM »
A scammer told me recently that every time I turned on my computer, it was sending out a virus. Out of all the thousands of computers in South East London, I wonder how he knew that (Not!)
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