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Robo Calls Annoy! [message #122015] Tue, 19 June 2018 18:48 Go to next message
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Today, within 3 hours I received 7 calls from "Maggie with Apple Support" claiming my Apple iCloud and other devices are corrupted, in a recorded message and instructed to push "2" to speak with a representative. After about 30 seconds, get a rapid busy signal. It would be funny, as I have no Apple products, but these calls infuriate me.

Jim
Re: Robo Calls Annoy! [message #122025 is a reply to message #122015] Thu, 21 June 2018 19:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I feel your frustration Jim.

Same with the "we can reduce your credit car interest rate" calls. Interestingly enough, they all start with the same prefix as my cell phone. A coworker says that he receives a lot of calls from phishers with the same prefix as his cell phone.

They are trying to get you to say "yes" somewhere in a recorded call so that they can then charge you large amounts for foreign calls, porn, sex talk numbers, etc.

Now, any call that comes in with the same prefix as my cell phone, I send directly to voice mail and then block if they don't leave a message.


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Re: Robo Calls Annoy! [message #122028 is a reply to message #122025] Fri, 22 June 2018 01:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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From: *lightspeed.frokca.sbcglobal.net
Hi Dan. Good advice not to say "yes" to these scum. I screen all calls and let the machine answer and I can't believe how many I get with no message, sometimes a hangup before the outgoing greeting is finished.

Jim
Re: Robo Calls Annoy! [message #122032 is a reply to message #122028] Fri, 22 June 2018 10:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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That IRS one: "if you do not contact us we will call the cops."

So bad. What professional says cops?


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Re: Robo Calls Annoy! [message #122051 is a reply to message #122032] Tue, 03 July 2018 11:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hugo, yesterday I was notified by the "IRS" that failing to contact them immediately would result in them putting out a warrant for my arrest!!!

I guess my life is over, as I know it... I will miss you folks, well , most of you anyway, lol...


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Re: Robo Calls Annoy! [message #122052 is a reply to message #122051] Tue, 03 July 2018 14:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Keep your head up, Dave - That's "White Collar" Prison (TV, VCR, Movie Night, etc...)

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Re: Robo Calls Annoy! [message #122054 is a reply to message #122052] Tue, 03 July 2018 18:26 Go to previous message
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I've never been to prison, but I hear all of them have a "special friend" you really don't want to get to know!

Jim
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