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Old 06-27-2014, 01:07 PM   #136
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I'm getting pretty fed up with the lack of enforcement by the FCC regarding the DNC list and bogus caller ID names.

The next time I get a call to get my carpet cleaned, I'm going to give them the address of the trailer trash neighbor and when they show up I'll have the news crew with me....and once I have the name of the company, I'll drag them into court.
Good idea.....

Maybe we need a thread of "great places to send them".

If I was in Nevada, maybe send them to a cathouse. Any suggestions

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Old 06-27-2014, 01:57 PM   #137
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Send them to a foreclosed house. have a camera waiting...
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Old 06-27-2014, 02:11 PM   #138
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Old 06-27-2014, 04:00 PM   #139
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Maybe a grow/meth house..... let'm get their butts shot up....
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47_47, it's disturbing to think that they'll call neighbors.

I got a call this morning and the caller ID said, "EXCHANGESTUDENTS". So I answered it to tell them to take my name and number off of their list. Of course it was a recording and then it said to push 1. So I did and it rang 3 or 4 times and a woman said, "Hello?" and there was a pause, so I said hello and waited for her to start talking, which she didn't. So I said, "You called?". She said, "I didn't call you" and hung up on me.

What is that all about? Do they go to the trouble of setting up a robo call, making up a name and number to show up on the caller ID and then make it forward to a complete strangers house? There must be some kind of benefit they get out of it, but what?

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I think I'll start doing this too Jim.
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Old 06-29-2014, 01:29 PM   #141
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OK.... So I got another Microsoft call..... this time I tried an earlier suggestion.....I pretended real/interest concern.... said I had to run downstairs and get the computer and boot up..... and left him on the line.

I doubt they will strike me from their call list, ...... but "hope springs eternal in the human heart".

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That's funny! I bet they waited a long time before they finally hung up. They're strange.
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Amen to this. i hate scams, ruins hard working people.

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When a telemarketer calls I tell them I'm in the middle of something, but if they'll give me their home number I'll call them back when I get a chance. Standard reply is "you can't call me at home" to which I reply "Why not?? You called me at home." Then hang up. They usually don't call back.
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Old 07-18-2014, 10:33 AM   #146
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I'd be suspicious of ANYONE who WANTS money to GIVE me money!

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Some spammer just called asking about my home computer. Told her I didn't have one "they are evil". She hung up.
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The next time you get a call from a "blocked" or "unknown"number, answer it and whisper "it's done, but there's blood everywhere"!! Then hang up.....
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Check your phone bills. There is a company, IDL communications, sticking charges from $12.95 to $44.95 on people's phone bills. This is a fradulent company. They offer nothing for the charge. If you call them they try to say they are providing internet service, call waiting or other things but they don't. It's a fight but you can get the charges removed. If you don't, it will charge you forever.
This is very true, my son was getting scammed for months by this company, I only found out because I found a bill laying around the house. My son of coarse said, " I never read my statement" I blew a gasket! Took hours of pain staking phone calls to get them to stop, in the end I called his bank and made a fraud charge.

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I went to a website to download and print a common legal form. Paid via credit card, and then noticed (after 4 months) they were charging me the fee every month for 4 months. I called their customer service number and they only agreed to stop future charges, and the refund the most recent, but it's too late to do anything about the previous 2 months. American Express took care of it.

Moral: ALWAYS read your bills!

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