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Re: Scams

PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:16 am
by CrustyOldFart
ergot: Like most good God-fearing people whenever someone I don't know calls me up and wants to sell me something, or sign up for something, or tells me I won something, or wants to talk money in any way, I simply cuss the jerk out. I try to be creative and unleash an intense string of profanities just for the fun of it and to possibly teach the jerk a lesson.

Re: Scams

PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:33 am
by Sparky of SoCal
CrustyOldFart wrote:ergot: Like most good God-fearing people whenever someone I don't know calls me up and wants to sell me something, or sign up for something, or tells me I won something, or wants to talk money in any way, I simply cuss the jerk out. I try to be creative and unleash an intense string of profanities just for the fun of it and to possibly teach the jerk a lesson.


Agree, sometimes the rant can be the best thing to happen to me all day. It is a game to chew their butts and see how degrading I can be. I don't even care if they are working from home feeding 8 kids and housing aged in laws while the wife is serving time for hooking.

Re: Scams

PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:13 am
by BoraxBill
What's most annoying are the robocalls. It's pointless to cuss them out. No satisfaction in that. Hanging up as quickly as possible is the best policy. I need to get on one of those don't call lists. The phone company probably ought to take care of that as an automatic option. Not sure why they don't.

Re: Scams

PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:19 am
by tronagirl
FBI warns about 'virtual kidnapping' especially around Spring Break
I know a few people who are so fed up with their kids that they'd probably laugh if someone tried this scam on them!
:laugh:

Re: Scams

PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:40 am
by tronagirl
Scammers threaten residents for missing jury duty
There's plenty of people that would say that jury duty itself is a scam, but in this scam the scammer says you missed jury duty when you didn't even know you had it and then demands that you pay a fine in order to avoid being arrested.

Re: Scams

PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:49 am
by recluse
2 On Your Side: Tax-Prep Scams
Most people are skeptical enough not to fall for this kind of thing, but not everyone!

Re: Scams

PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 6:43 am
by MojaveMike
Scam Targets Husbands: 'I Know What Secrets You're Hiding From Your Wife'
Sent by old-fashioned snail mail? But they want payment in bitcoin? Very strange scam!

Re: Scams

PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:55 pm
by tronagirl
Sweepstakes, lottery scams cost Americans more than $100M in 2017
Just when you think you won, you really lose!