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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!

Re: Scams

PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:24 pm
by ergot
Sparky of SoCal wrote:
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.

Great attitude! We need more proud Americans to stand up and cuss out the low-life who try to trick or take advantage of others through the use of one scam or another. Enough verbal abuse and maybe the scammers will change their wicked ways and find honest ways to earn money. Who am I fooling? There will always be degenerates who prey on the weaknesses of others. SNAFU

Re: Scams

PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:27 am
by shadylady
Exclusive: New warning about scams at gas pumps
IMHO the gas station should be held liable anytime this sort of fraud is perpetrated. It is their responsibility to ensure that their devices are safe.