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I think it's funny when I get text messages on my android phone telling me there's a problem with my Apple account.

There's a big problem... I don't have one 🤣

I've had heavily accented people call me (on my landline) about suspicious activity on my Apple device... that I don't have either!
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I did figure out when Medicare calls and asks my age, the number 14 induces an immediate hangup.

LOOOLLL!!! I need to use that next time I get a medicare/insurance scammer.
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I did figure out when Medicare calls and asks my age, the number 14 induces an immediate hangup.

LOOOLLL!!! I need to use that next time I get a medicare/insurance scammer.


It also works for car insurance calls. I flip-flop between that and being Amish.
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I did figure out when Medicare calls and asks my age, the number 14 induces an immediate hangup.

LOOOLLL!!! I need to use that next time I get a medicare/insurance scammer.


It also works for car insurance calls. I flip-flop between that and being Amish.

Dayum! LOL!

My great claim to fame was keeping an IRS scammer on the line for 20+ minutes while I boo-hoo'd and dithered. The jerk wasn't going to get anything from my landline even if he were tech-savvy, and I figured the longer I wasted his time the fewer people he could scam.
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I did figure out when Medicare calls and asks my age, the number 14 induces an immediate hangup.

LOOOLLL!!! I need to use that next time I get a medicare/insurance scammer.


It also works for car insurance calls. I flip-flop between that and being Amish.

Dayum! LOL!

My great claim to fame was keeping an IRS scammer on the line for 20+ minutes while I boo-hoo'd and dithered. The jerk wasn't going to get anything from my landline even if he were tech-savvy, and I figured the longer I wasted his time the fewer people he could scam.


I used to enjoy the prolonged call thinking it saved other potential victims also, but then I read where the callers get rated on the length of calls. So, it's a toss-up between keeping "John" occupied for 10 minutes talking about my favorite donkey Jebediah or explaining how I have pyrotechnics on my Twitch stream. Life is really hard sometimes.
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I did figure out when Medicare calls and asks my age, the number 14 induces an immediate hangup.

LOOOLLL!!! I need to use that next time I get a medicare/insurance scammer.


It also works for car insurance calls. I flip-flop between that and being Amish.

Dayum! LOL!

My great claim to fame was keeping an IRS scammer on the line for 20+ minutes while I boo-hoo'd and dithered. The jerk wasn't going to get anything from my landline even if he were tech-savvy, and I figured the longer I wasted his time the fewer people he could scam.


I used to enjoy the prolonged call thinking it saved other potential victims also, but then I read where the callers get rated on the length of calls. So, it's a toss-up between keeping "John" occupied for 10 minutes talking about my favorite donkey Jebediah or explaining how I have pyrotechnics on my Twitch stream. Life is really hard sometimes.

I remember getting one of those 'there is a virus on your computer' clowns and telling him how I could trace his sorry @$$ because this wasn't a cell phone. That was a very short call.
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If I could, I would. I swear. DrWatson private msg quote post Address this user
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How many telemarketing calls do you get each day? I guess my number just got sold because it's every two hours now. I wish I knew who Cameron was, or at least his phone number. Anybody have an archenemy that has a number I can use to throw them off the trail?

I get several all day long. Every day. I hang up as soon as I hear the beep on the line before they speak.
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@DrWatson My blocked number list has to reach from Florida to California and back.....
I am wondering when they will run out of numbers to use lol...
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@DrWatson My blocked number list has to reach from Florida to California and back.....
I am wondering when they will run out of numbers to use lol...


Amen! I have to believe there are more people than phone numbers. How are all these extra phone numbers a thing?
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Masculinity takes a holiday. EbayMafia private msg quote post Address this user
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How many telemarketing calls do you get each day? I guess my number just got sold because it's every two hours now. I wish I knew who Cameron was, or at least his phone number. Anybody have an archenemy that has a number I can use to throw them off the trail?

@xjagnew I heard recently that a Do Not Call listing has to be renewed every several years. It could be that your DNC listing recently expired. Or could be you did something major recently like apply for a mortgage or filled out some kind of credit application?
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If I could, I would. I swear. DrWatson private msg quote post Address this user
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How many telemarketing calls do you get each day? I guess my number just got sold because it's every two hours now. I wish I knew who Cameron was, or at least his phone number. Anybody have an archenemy that has a number I can use to throw them off the trail?

@xjagnew I heard recently that a Do Not Call listing has to be renewed every several years. It could be that your DNC listing recently expired. Or could be you did something major recently like apply for a mortgage or filled out some kind of credit application?

The DNC list is useless. Scammers don't care if they are breaking the law.
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How many telemarketing calls do you get each day? I guess my number just got sold because it's every two hours now. I wish I knew who Cameron was, or at least his phone number. Anybody have an archenemy that has a number I can use to throw them off the trail?

@xjagnew I heard recently that a Do Not Call listing has to be renewed every several years. It could be that your DNC listing recently expired. Or could be you did something major recently like apply for a mortgage or filled out some kind of credit application?

The DNC list is useless. Scammers don't care if they are breaking the law.

And there it is.
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Suck it up, buttercup!! KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
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How many telemarketing calls do you get each day? I guess my number just got sold because it's every two hours now. I wish I knew who Cameron was, or at least his phone number. Anybody have an archenemy that has a number I can use to throw them off the trail?

@xjagnew I heard recently that a Do Not Call listing has to be renewed every several years. It could be that your DNC listing recently expired. Or could be you did something major recently like apply for a mortgage or filled out some kind of credit application?

The DNC list is useless. Scammers don't care if they are breaking the law.

And there it is.


You need to have fun with them when they call... Had a call that I owed the governmemt $$ and they were sending the cops...woukd I like to talk to someone? Yeah baby!!! Lets have some fun!!!

ps..when has anyone warned that the cops were on the way?? perfect time for a drive in the country...or to another country!!
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If I could, I would. I swear. DrWatson private msg quote post Address this user
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@DrWatson My blocked number list has to reach from Florida to California and back.....
I am wondering when they will run out of numbers to use lol...

I don't block them as they clone local numbers to use for their caller ID. I might block someone I don't want blocked.
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If the viagra is working you should be well over a 9.8. xkonk private msg quote post Address this user
Why in the world are you all picking up the phone at all? If I don't recognize a number, I don't answer. If it's important they leave a message. Spammers rarely leave a voicemail.
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It was a one trick pony show but always hilarious. GAC private msg quote post Address this user
@xkonk same
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How many telemarketing calls do you get each day? I guess my number just got sold because it's every two hours now. I wish I knew who Cameron was, or at least his phone number. Anybody have an archenemy that has a number I can use to throw them off the trail?

@xjagnew I heard recently that a Do Not Call listing has to be renewed every several years. It could be that your DNC listing recently expired. Or could be you did something major recently like apply for a mortgage or filled out some kind of credit application?

The DNC list is useless. Scammers don't care if they are breaking the law.

And there it is.


You need to have fun with them when they call... Had a call that I owed the governmemt $$ and they were sending the cops...woukd I like to talk to someone? Yeah baby!!! Lets have some fun!!!

ps..when has anyone warned that the cops were on the way?? perfect time for a drive in the country...or to another country!!

I like to play with them a little, too. The last one wanted me to buy ITunes cards in order to pay off my tax debt (that didn't exist). I nearly cracked up into the phone.
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Masculinity takes a holiday. EbayMafia private msg quote post Address this user
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I like to play with them a little, too. The last one wanted me to buy ITunes cards in order to pay off my tax debt (that didn't exist). I nearly cracked up into the phone.


The danger of playing with them is that they, at the very least, have your phone number. They can use it to torture you if they choose to. I once gave an inkling of hope to a telemarketer. Not to be malicious, but because he was offering a service that I was considering at the time, so I had an honest discussion with him. He called me and left messages for months after that. Even his "supervisor" called me in a final attempt, said they were concerned about my health because I wasn't answering or responding to their messages.
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I like to play with them a little, too. The last one wanted me to buy ITunes cards in order to pay off my tax debt (that didn't exist). I nearly cracked up into the phone.


The danger of playing with them is that they, at the very least, have your phone number. They can use it to torture you if they choose to. I once gave an inkling of hope to a telemarketer. Not to be malicious, but because he was offering a service that I was considering at the time, so I had an honest discussion with him. He called me and left messages for months after that. Even his "supervisor" called me in a final attempt, said they were concerned about my health because I wasn't answering or responding to their messages.

For a legit business you can request to speak to their legal department (I had to do that with a contractor who wouldn't stop calling me about home improvements). That'll shut things down real quick. For the less-than-legit clowns, just let them know the phone they're calling is a landline (whether that's true or not - in my case it's true) which means their call is traceable. That clown will not be calling you again.

Aren't those telemarketers a piece of work? I know they're just workin' schmoes doing what they're paid to do, but damn...
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I have fun with them.

There's a warrant for your arrest and they ask me who I am, I reply I'm activating my fourth amendment.

They say you'll need to pay money to stop the warrant.

I reply I'm using my fifth amendment to remain silent.

They say they're sending someone over. I reply I want a attorney so pick one up on your way over.
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I rarely answer the phone. It’s a good filter.

As for toying with scammers, I usually don’t engage. Not worth the time. The exception was someone pulling a typical used car scam. Email only. I played along. Sent a short email every few days dragging the transaction along and then started to “reverse” the scam. Saying I had wire issues and had my own broker setup an account… they just needed to make a small deposit blh blah blah.

It was worth it to see their frustration slowly build until they realized what was happening.

Scammers are scum.
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The apple sauce and pudding were the best part... Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
@Davethebrave

Happy birthday!
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@Davethebrave


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It was a one trick pony show but always hilarious. GAC private msg quote post Address this user
@Davethebrave Happy Birthday!!!!!
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@Bronte @Nearmint67 @GAC thanks!
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Scammers are scum.

YES, they are. Get a freakin' job like normal folks, you lowlifes.

Happy B-Day!!!
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The apple sauce and pudding were the best part... Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
In regards to double cover venom book. They fid not charge me shipping for book. And here is response to the book on ebay


Hello Mark - Unfortunately, I am unable to speak to the specific circumstances relating to this particular book. I can only confirm that the book you have submitted is not eligible for such a label. Thank you for your understanding. 
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@Bronte well that bites. Sorry bud. My grandmother would say "dadgummit"
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The apple sauce and pudding were the best part... Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
At least I didn't pay again for shipping the resubmitted book. So that's a dmall consolation...
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