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  Old  December 6th, 2011, 2:09pm     #1
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Angry Scam Phone Calls Blacklist
Do you get scam phone calls on your cell phone? I do not answer unidentified calls from out of my area code because I never use my cell phone for sweeping so they cannot be win notifications. A quick search on the internet confirms that others have also flagged them as scams.
Here is my list of recently received calls, maybe you'd like to add to it:
(214)506-1102
(225)588-4105
(253)246-8503
(281)895-8278
(302)232-3096
(360)529-6100
(360)529-6151
(401)365-6267
(406)219-2301
(407)545-6413
(480)718-8074
(503)290-1201
(602)910-5194
(678)365-0539
(703)656-9861
(731)599-3010
(917)793-5694
(925)524-3099
(975)979-8081
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  Old  December 7th, 2011, 10:47am     #2
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Mine are all similar to yours, but different variations. I never answer these ones, and they call all the time! I wish they would get the hint!!

(360)529-6136
(708)417-2636
(360)529-6123
(253)246-8515
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  Old  December 8th, 2011, 6:05pm     #3
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I also enjoy reporting them to the FTC because I am on the National "DO NOT CALL" list
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/cons...ts/alt136.shtm
but am not confident much is being done about it.

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  Old  December 18th, 2011, 7:37pm     #4
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I was watching Homeland (a Showtime drama about the CIA vs. terrorism) and they were in this big war room waiting to trace a phone call from a terrorist. When the call began the technician was saying something to the effect that 'this is really sophisticated, the call is being sent across routers on several continents, these guys know what they're doing..." When they finally determined it wasn't the terrorist calling....it turned out to be an automated carpet cleaning call, lol.

While noting, saving, blocking and reporting numbers can feel like at least you're doing something...it's a losing battle. When you google a number you *can* sometimes learn about a specific renegade outfit ignoring do-not call lists and know not to call back. But often enough "Heather from Account Services" calls everyday from a different number.

And the mind blower to me was when I learned how often these scumbags can spoof caller id. A few years ago I got several automated calls from a local number promoting some mortgage business. I was a Realtor at the time and resented the slimey marketing practice (and the lack of mandatory disclosures in the recorded message) so I did some sleuthing. I was able to track the number to an individual (it was unlisted) who lived nearby. I called and it was an elderly woman who lived alone (who it turns out I actually knew) and she had never called me, never been involved with any such business...and lived alone. The perpetrator had been electronically disguising their actual number with hers. They know that many people won't answer unknown or out of state calls, and are far less likely to consider a "carpet cleaner" from Canada...so they choose a local area code and prefix to get better stats. Not that they're using Google Phone, but you can choose any area code you want when you set up a number with them.

Of course the reason this topic is in this forum is that many big wins come from phone calls, and that many big win calls will show in Caller ID as Private, Unknown or simply a long distant number we don't recognize. And we don't want to miss those!

The general tip here for sweepers ( or anyone experiencing spam) is don't call them back, don't choose "option 7 to be removed from our call list" because you simply perpetuate your victimhood. Responsible entities don't do spam calling, and the renegade outfits who do are going to politely honor your request. They certainly *are* going to add responders' numbers to lists that have "been verified as live and attended" for use by other miscreants.
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  Old  December 29th, 2011, 7:42am     #5
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While noting, saving, blocking and reporting numbers can feel like at least you're doing something...it's a losing battle. When you google a number you *can* sometimes learn about a specific renegade outfit ignoring do-not call lists and know not to call back. But often enough "Heather from Account Services" calls everyday from a different number.

And the mind blower to me was when I learned how often these scumbags can spoof caller id...
Interesting.
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  Old  June 16th, 2012, 12:47am     #6
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I've reported all these to the FTC, wonder if anything will be done...
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  Old  January 8th, 2013, 9:25am     #7
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972-535-7795

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  Old  January 8th, 2013, 9:46am     #8
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Recap
(214)506-1102
(225)588-4105
(253)246-8503
(253)246-8515
(257)756-6928
(258)878-2030
(265)700-7688
(267)234-7966
(281)895-8278

(302)232-3096
(310)429-5382
(312)924-5636
(357)770-8120
(360)529-6100
(360)529-6123
(360)529-6136
(360)529-6151

(401)365-6267
(404)913-3436
(406)219-2301
(407)545-6413
(420)676-6783
(448)130-2609
(455)482-4150
(476)279-8054
(480)718-8074

(503)290-1201
(510)699-9230

(602)910-5194
(678)365-0539

(703)656-9861
(708)417-2636
(716)564-4932
(731)599-3010
(743)303-7563
(759)622-3822
(773)321-2101

(847)488-6000
(852)194-9803
(866)230-7761
(877)779-3472

(915)217-5883
(917)793-5694
(925)524-3099
(954)538-7533
(954)979-2417
(954)979-5672
(972)372-1105
(972)535-7795
(973)679-7705
(973)947-4508
(973)947-4743
(975)979-8081

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  Old  June 6th, 2017, 1:32pm     #9
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I don't have a cell phone and I don't have caller ID on my landline. It's a good thing cause this stuff would have me obsessing and paranoid....LOL!

I just promptly hang up on the asshats and sometime I mess with their heads. Like the ones that call and say that they have found errors on my Windows Computer. I tell them that can't be right cause I don't own a computer at all. The NEVER know what to say to that.
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  Old  June 6th, 2017, 1:51pm     #10
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I don't have a cell phone and I don't have caller ID on my landline. It's a good thing cause this stuff would have me obsessing and paranoid....LOL!

I just promptly hang up on the asshats and sometime I mess with their heads. Like the ones that call and say that they have found errors on my Windows Computer. I tell them that can't be right cause I don't own a computer at all. The NEVER know what to say to that.

I tell them I havent had a computer for years (yeah right..I'm on the computer as I talk to them...and they always say...Are u sure??

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I tell them I havent had a computer for years (yeah right..I'm on the computer as I talk to them...and they always say...Are u sure??
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  Old  June 6th, 2017, 3:36pm     #12
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I just promptly hang up on the asshats and sometime I mess with their heads.
That's usually what I do but I do not have caller ID on the landline either so I occasionally have a little fun.
My favorite is the gal who calls to send me 'free' samples of a male enhancement product: I ask her where she is calling from and suggest that she come over for a visit to see if I really need this first!

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  Old  September 24th, 2013, 6:18pm     #13
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  Old  September 25th, 2013, 1:37pm     #14
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Am I the only one getting calls from Indian sounding guys telling me that my computer has a virus? When they call. I play along for a few minutes because time is money to them and I want to cost them money if I can. They always tell you to go to your computer, do something with the control key, bla, bla bla (which I never do) and then they ask what the box says on the screen. I tell them "It says I've been talking to an idiot for several minutes..." They immediately hang up.
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  Old  December 30th, 2013, 11:39am     #15
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telepest! recording says this is not a solicitation
then a live person talks-i understand not one word he says other than a mangling of my name. i owe no one money so i just hang up.
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