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Posted: June 10, 2013, 8:24 pm - IP Logged

Received a very strange phone call to-night. The caller had no id, out of area. The caller ask me to go to a website and they would fix all my errors on my computer. Needless to say, I said, no thanks and hung up. I have no idea what that was about, but my gut feeling was, it can't be good!! Has anyone ever received that type of call?

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    Posted: June 10, 2013, 8:31 pm - IP Logged

    Next time you get a call and do this.. Whisper low and say soft target is aquired and terminated and then say whiskey tango foxtrot... Then hang up haha haha it works..

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      Posted: June 10, 2013, 8:34 pm - IP Logged

      Next time you get a call and do this.. Whisper low and say soft target is aquired and terminated and then say whiskey tango foxtrot... Then hang up haha haha it works..

      OMG I am going to do that next time. I just had a call where they knew my name and said hey you forgot to send in the payment for your car warranty that is about to expire! I said the FCC shut you clowns down for your robo calls and now you are still bothering people??? Click.

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        Posted: June 10, 2013, 8:43 pm - IP Logged

        Received a very strange phone call to-night. The caller had no id, out of area. The caller ask me to go to a website and they would fix all my errors on my computer. Needless to say, I said, no thanks and hung up. I have no idea what that was about, but my gut feeling was, it can't be good!! Has anyone ever received that type of call?

        i had one where they said  they where from microsoft and had detected a dangerous virus on my computer, and had called to help me fix it.

        i told em i run linux and they said  '" huh "

         

        if i was more with it i would have followed their instructions,   because i know they like to tell you to  activate remote access and give them your  IP adress.  i wouldnt actually do that, but i would  have liked to hear the instructions.  next time i will play along and record the conv over the phone. to post on u toob.

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          Posted: June 10, 2013, 9:49 pm - IP Logged

          Received a very strange phone call to-night. The caller had no id, out of area. The caller ask me to go to a website and they would fix all my errors on my computer. Needless to say, I said, no thanks and hung up. I have no idea what that was about, but my gut feeling was, it can't be good!! Has anyone ever received that type of call?

          For about 5 months, I was getting very similiar phone calls 3 to 4 times a day. The number would state "unknown". I can block private numbers on my home phone but I cannot block "unknown" . They sounded to be from India and would state they were calling from Microsoft and my computer was sending signals and they needed me to go to a website and download something to stop this. In the beginning, I would just hang up on them. Then there were times when I would ask them to add me to their "Do Not Call List"...Then there were times when I'd lie and tell them I didn't have a computer, and they would hang up. Then there were other times, when noticing the unknown number on my ID that I would just let the phone ring. It got so bad that there were times when I would have to unplug my phone.

          Long story short, they stopped calling until about a month ago.  Out of the blue, the phone rang with "unknown" displayed on the caller ID. I already knew who it was, but like a dipwit, I answered.  As usual, it was the Indian voice stating he was calling from Microsoft. As I interrupted him to bluntly tell him I am supposed to be on their "Do No Call" list, he had the nerve to blurt out a profane comment to me.!!!!.I know my jaw had to drop to the floor because it was the last thing I expected to hear. I thought I had to be misunderstanding him so I replied with an Excuse me????? He said the statement again and repeated it very slowly this time .  I was in shock and told him if he ever called my house again, I would be contacting authorities.

           I haven't heard back from them and I can't be for certain if this is why they stopped. It really ticks me off that they call from these unknown numbers and can  basically say anything they want to and get away with it because of this "unknown" number thing.

          "If you can DREAM it, you can DO it!"- Walt Disney

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            Posted: June 10, 2013, 10:54 pm - IP Logged

            For about 5 months, I was getting very similiar phone calls 3 to 4 times a day. The number would state "unknown". I can block private numbers on my home phone but I cannot block "unknown" . They sounded to be from India and would state they were calling from Microsoft and my computer was sending signals and they needed me to go to a website and download something to stop this. In the beginning, I would just hang up on them. Then there were times when I would ask them to add me to their "Do Not Call List"...Then there were times when I'd lie and tell them I didn't have a computer, and they would hang up. Then there were other times, when noticing the unknown number on my ID that I would just let the phone ring. It got so bad that there were times when I would have to unplug my phone.

            Long story short, they stopped calling until about a month ago.  Out of the blue, the phone rang with "unknown" displayed on the caller ID. I already knew who it was, but like a dipwit, I answered.  As usual, it was the Indian voice stating he was calling from Microsoft. As I interrupted him to bluntly tell him I am supposed to be on their "Do No Call" list, he had the nerve to blurt out a profane comment to me.!!!!.I know my jaw had to drop to the floor because it was the last thing I expected to hear. I thought I had to be misunderstanding him so I replied with an Excuse me????? He said the statement again and repeated it very slowly this time .  I was in shock and told him if he ever called my house again, I would be contacting authorities.

             I haven't heard back from them and I can't be for certain if this is why they stopped. It really ticks me off that they call from these unknown numbers and can  basically say anything they want to and get away with it because of this "unknown" number thing.

            Good   One    Tony    Thumbs Up

             

            Thats  Gonna   Be   A  Classic  Right   There    (  I   like  it  )  Smile

             

            The way I usually do them  Cin Cin , is I beat them to those bad words ,  before they can say them , because there aint nothing that peas  me off more than those type of calls

             

            They  get  in  a  cussing  contest  with  me  ,  when  I  am  mad ,  and  they  are  gonna  lose  (  and  thats  a  fact  )

             

            Here's  one to try...........let them start into their  pitch  ( where they go on for  5  minutes ) and as soon as they start... ....just lay the phone down and leave it  on , and  just  walk  away

             

            Go back later and  hang  it  up

             

            They talk on their dime, until they finally realize  ,  that  there is no one there ,  on the other end of the line anymore Smile

             

            Usually dont hear back from them

             

            Works  for   me

             

            I  got  on  the  no   call   list   a  few  years  ago.............it  really  helped

             

            But for some reason , it dont seem too  apply  to   the  politicians  ,  they  dont have to follow the same rules ,  as  usual , as  everyone  else  ( which really  irks  me  ) , and which most  the  time ,  are usually just  as  bad

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              Posted: June 10, 2013, 11:14 pm - IP Logged

              Okay     Ridge

               

              Tell  us  how  you  deal  with  these  type  calls

               

              I  know  its   gonna   be   a     Classic      Smile

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                Posted: June 10, 2013, 11:50 pm - IP Logged

                LOL

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                  Posted: June 11, 2013, 12:57 am - IP Logged

                  Had good luck registering with donotcall.gov. It could be your neighbor. You can get a free number from any state thru google voice and maybe any country. I have one from alabama and pranked some people i know.

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                    Posted: June 11, 2013, 2:10 am - IP Logged

                    Good   One    Tony    Thumbs Up

                     

                    Thats  Gonna   Be   A  Classic  Right   There    (  I   like  it  )  Smile

                     

                    The way I usually do them  Cin Cin , is I beat them to those bad words ,  before they can say them , because there aint nothing that peas  me off more than those type of calls

                     

                    They  get  in  a  cussing  contest  with  me  ,  when  I  am  mad ,  and  they  are  gonna  lose  (  and  thats  a  fact  )

                     

                    Here's  one to try...........let them start into their  pitch  ( where they go on for  5  minutes ) and as soon as they start... ....just lay the phone down and leave it  on , and  just  walk  away

                     

                    Go back later and  hang  it  up

                     

                    They talk on their dime, until they finally realize  ,  that  there is no one there ,  on the other end of the line anymore Smile

                     

                    Usually dont hear back from them

                     

                    Works  for   me

                     

                    I  got  on  the  no   call   list   a  few  years  ago.............it  really  helped

                     

                    But for some reason , it dont seem too  apply  to   the  politicians  ,  they  dont have to follow the same rules ,  as  usual , as  everyone  else  ( which really  irks  me  ) , and which most  the  time ,  are usually just  as  bad

                    oh wow.. This is GREAT advice!! I' ve seriously never thought about doing this!!! It makes sense!!! Thanks so much for sharing !!!

                    "If you can DREAM it, you can DO it!"- Walt Disney

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                      Posted: June 11, 2013, 2:18 am - IP Logged

                      Good   One    Tony    Thumbs Up

                       

                      Thats  Gonna   Be   A  Classic  Right   There    (  I   like  it  )  Smile

                       

                      The way I usually do them  Cin Cin , is I beat them to those bad words ,  before they can say them , because there aint nothing that peas  me off more than those type of calls

                       

                      They  get  in  a  cussing  contest  with  me  ,  when  I  am  mad ,  and  they  are  gonna  lose  (  and  thats  a  fact  )

                       

                      Here's  one to try...........let them start into their  pitch  ( where they go on for  5  minutes ) and as soon as they start... ....just lay the phone down and leave it  on , and  just  walk  away

                       

                      Go back later and  hang  it  up

                       

                      They talk on their dime, until they finally realize  ,  that  there is no one there ,  on the other end of the line anymore Smile

                       

                      Usually dont hear back from them

                       

                      Works  for   me

                       

                      I  got  on  the  no   call   list   a  few  years  ago.............it  really  helped

                       

                      But for some reason , it dont seem too  apply  to   the  politicians  ,  they  dont have to follow the same rules ,  as  usual , as  everyone  else  ( which really  irks  me  ) , and which most  the  time ,  are usually just  as  bad

                      I hear ya about beating them with the bad words, but this was more than just a statement that involved cursing. This was a statment that involved telling someone what they wanted to do them sexually.

                       

                      PS I signed up on the government DO NO CALL list when it first came out. I think I've even done it twice...I STILL get calls!!! I can't ve for certain if this thing even works.

                      "If you can DREAM it, you can DO it!"- Walt Disney

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                        I hear ya about beating them with the bad words, but this was more than just a statement that involved cursing. This was a statment that involved telling someone what they wanted to do them sexually.

                         

                        PS I signed up on the government DO NO CALL list when it first came out. I think I've even done it twice...I STILL get calls!!! I can't ve for certain if this thing even works.

                        Yep  .....  it   takes   all   kinds  to  make  a  world    CinCin

                         

                        Including   the   Low  Life   you  mentioned  in  your  post  that  was  talking  to  you

                         

                        People are very brave on a phone , when  they  know  you  cant  get  your  hands  on  them

                         

                         

                        The  no  call  list  worked good for  me  for  quite awhile  ( got rid of about  90 %  of  the  unwanted  calls )

                         

                        Then they started again ,  now  and  then  ,  after a few years  , so  I  renewed  again  on  it  ,  and  then they slowed  down  again

                         

                        I  hope  it   improves  and  works  better  for  you

                         

                        Best   Wishes

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                          Posted: June 11, 2013, 4:00 am - IP Logged

                          i had one where they said  they where from microsoft and had detected a dangerous virus on my computer, and had called to help me fix it.

                          i told em i run linux and they said  '" huh "

                           

                          if i was more with it i would have followed their instructions,   because i know they like to tell you to  activate remote access and give them your  IP adress.  i wouldnt actually do that, but i would  have liked to hear the instructions.  next time i will play along and record the conv over the phone. to post on u toob.

                          Those are pretty much the same words.

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                            Posted: June 11, 2013, 6:38 am - IP Logged

                            Next time you get a call and do this.. Whisper low and say soft target is aquired and terminated and then say whiskey tango foxtrot... Then hang up haha haha it works..

                            I'll have to remember this the next time I get a political call LOL

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                              Posted: June 11, 2013, 8:16 am - IP Logged

                              i never answer my phone the machine gets it Patriotproblem solved

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