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Old 06-12-2019, 05:44 PM
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Not to hi-jack this BUT there's also a computer phising scam that we got this morning using an e-mail "almost" the same as someone in our address book. It sounded weird though as they were asking us to get a gift card (one we'd never heard of too) for larger denominations---ie. $50.00, $100.00 and send them to a sick friend in a hospital so he could purchase ???? THEN the e-mail sender would re-imburse us. Yeah, right!! We 1st said why wouldn't he buy his own instead of asking friends to do it? Well in re-reading and thinking about it---it just wasn't something we thought was valid. So we changed our password and forgot about it. ROBO-calls are aggravating for sure. We just don't pick up unless for sure we know whose calling. I too got a call from me using our phone number. That's truly weird when it happens!!
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Old 06-12-2019, 07:14 PM
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Not to hi-jack this BUT there's also a computer phising scam that we got this morning using an e-mail "almost" the same as someone in our address book. It sounded weird though as they were asking us to get a gift card (one we'd never heard of too) for larger denominations---ie. $50.00, $100.00 and send them to a sick friend in a hospital so he could purchase ???? THEN the e-mail sender would re-imburse us. Yeah, right!! We 1st said why wouldn't he buy his own instead of asking friends to do it? Well in re-reading and thinking about it---it just wasn't something we thought was valid. So we changed our password and forgot about it. ROBO-calls are aggravating for sure. We just don't pick up unless for sure we know whose calling. I too got a call from me using our phone number. That's truly weird when it happens!!
The spoofing is done to get you tempted to pick up to find out who's spoofing you. To the surprise of no one, ever, some people actually get suckered into it.
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Old 06-13-2019, 05:48 AM
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I am lucky. I registered my phone on the government no call list....
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Old 06-13-2019, 06:49 AM
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So what exactly do you think the phone companies can DO about it? They have no control over the devices that I have in my house. They have no control over the computer programs I create. They have no control over the wires I attach to my phone system. They have no control over the signals I send from my programmed wired devices attached to my telephone that I bought at Best Buy and plugged into the wall jack of the home I own.

There is very little the phone company can DO about this, other than to partner with other companies that exist to monitor every signal that comes to your phone, and block those that they already know are invalid or troublesome.

The scammers and fraudsters will always be one step ahead of the game. As soon as the monitoring company catches Fraudster Joe, Scammer Sue and Hoaxer Harry will be along with five more ways to get around the block.

They can quite selling blocks of hundreds of numbers to companies so if you block that number the just go to next hundred in line to call you. But, it’s not in their interest to do that is it protect pigeons.

It s damn shame you can’t answer phone without be bombarded with sleazy sales pitches disguised which IMO only purpose is to scam the old and not so savvy victims.

If you tobacco company you don’t encourage quite smoking. Same goes for telephone companies they are the provider and could care less what the provider does with there product as long as the get paid.
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Old 06-13-2019, 06:51 AM
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I am lucky. I registered my phone on the government no call list....
now that funny
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