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Old 03-02-2014, 10:00 PM   #121
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Old 06-01-2014, 03:50 AM   #122
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seems i have a long lost relative in nigeria who wants to give me loads of cash
funny that i have english background and live in australia
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Old 06-01-2014, 06:57 PM   #123
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Any telephone calls from "Card Services" and no matter how many times you tell them, they're not taking you off their list.
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Old 06-02-2014, 09:09 PM   #124
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Any telephone calls from "Card Services" and no matter how many times you tell them, they're not taking you off their list.
Yes.....^^^^^.... I've tried everything to get off.... threatened with having their number and turning them in...... punching thru the number and farm-boying it to eat their time up,,,,punching their response number and putting the phone down...... rude swearing to them,..... anybody have any really good advice.....

(I don't even carry a card balance.... are they just offshore and non-enforceable operators?)
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Old 06-03-2014, 12:27 AM   #125
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There's really nothing you can do to get "Card Services" to stop calling. The best thing you can do is, like MTN said, eat up their time. They hang up 1/10th of a second after they figure out that you're messing with them.

I've had people with a Middle Eastern accent calling me from "Microsoft" telling me that they've detected viruses in my computer. This is a little different than the card services calls. These guys/gals are in no hurry to get off the phone.

One time I kept one of them on the phone for 30 minutes. About half-way through the call he asked me if I'm trying to make a fool of him. Probably because of the stupid things I was saying to him. I said, "Yes! Yes I am. Because I've tried telling you people to stop calling me and you keep calling anyway."

It didn't phase him. He stayed on the phone as long as I kept b.s.'ing him and I finally told him I had to hang up.

At one point he mentioned something about a 'malicious' virus in my computer and I replied, "Militia? The militia is getting into my computer?" That annoyed him a little bit.
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Old 06-03-2014, 12:41 AM   #126
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Gma....I did the same thing once. Bit in my case I was trying to see what they were after.

They want you to make some system changes as to what file extensions do what. Then they want you to download a 'program' that will fix your 'problem'. The program is most likely malware or a tracking program.

They hung up pretty quick when they realized I wasn't doing anything....I was actually surfing while telling them "ok, what next?"
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Old 06-26-2014, 10:21 PM   #127
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These phony 'card services' calls just keep getting more annoying. Now, when they call, it's my name and my phone number that show up on the caller ID.
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Old 06-26-2014, 10:35 PM   #128
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My favorite one came today.

*insert middle eastern accent*
"Hello, does your computer turn on"
Yea, it does.
"Ok, we are from microsoft operating systems and there is a problem with your security"
No, there isnt. Now please tell me where in the middle east you are...
"We are with microsoft Operationg systems security department"

This went on for about 25 minutes, until I eventually had my fill of giving this idiot the run around, and without skipping a beat I went from speaking english asking him a question about who he was with to saying, Can you say that again?, In Farsi... He said go to hell and hung up the phone lol.
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My favorite one came today.

*insert middle eastern accent*
"Hello, does your computer turn on"
Yea, it does.
"Ok, we are from microsoft operating systems and there is a problem with your security"
No, there isnt. Now please tell me where in the middle east you are...
"We are with microsoft Operationg systems security department"

This went on for about 25 minutes, until I eventually had my fill of giving this idiot the run around, and without skipping a beat I went from speaking english asking him a question about who he was with to saying, Can you say that again?, In Farsi... He said go to hell and hung up the phone lol.
I played their game last year....I wanted to see what they were wanting to do. Basically, they want you to change the extension that windows looks at for exe files. Next they have you download their program which basically hijacks your computer. Because you changed the extension Windows looks for, you can't execute your normal exe files..

Now, we just don't answer the phone.
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SteveinNEPA, that's the same bonehead that calls my house. They'll call almost every day for a few weeks or so and then they give it a break for a few weeks and leave me alone.

"I am cawdeen flum Miclosuft and we noticed dat you hab militias birus on your computer."

One of the times when he called, I really was having a lot of trouble with my computer. I'm glad I didn't fall for the scam.
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SteveinNEPA, that's the same bonehead that calls my house. They'll call almost every day for a few weeks or so and then they give it a break for a few weeks and leave me alone.

"I am cawdeen flum Miclosuft and we noticed dat you hab militias birus on your computer."

One of the times when he called, I really was having a lot of trouble with my computer. I'm glad I didn't fall for the scam.
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If we don't know who is calling we don't answer the phone, most of these calls are robo calls anyway.
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Old 06-27-2014, 09:40 AM   #133
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For those of you that like to entertain yourself with these people try this.

This is an in family story that I won't get into but I did discover the technique by accident. If this offends anyone with a speech or hearing impediment I apologize. It is not intended to demeanor anyone although I myself do have a severe hearing loss and my family says I'm a natural in the speech department.

The technique: when answering the phone, press the tip of your tongue against the gums of your front teeth about where the teeth and gums meet and keep it there. You voice will sound something similar to this - Helwo - when you say hello.

WARNING: at some point during the conversation you will be inclined to laugh but you can't as that will blow your cover.

After the caller gives a portion their introduction speech, cut him/her short and ask them to speak up please, besides having a severe speech impediment you are very hard of hearing. They will usually increase the decibels a good percent and ask if this is better. Your reply of course is, " maybe wust aw wittle ". After a minute of this conversation you often hear a "CLICK".

Now you can laugh and get back to your favorite form, DIY.
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These phony 'card services' calls just keep getting more annoying. Now, when they call, it's my name and my phone number that show up on the caller ID.
What's worse is when they send out your name and number out on the caller ID and call your neighbors. Had an irate call from a neighbor one last week. Called the phone company and not a thing they can do about it.
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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.

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