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When the scammer outright exposes their plan through Caller ID
« on: October 01, 2018, 07:34:02 PM »
Just had the most blatantly obvious scam caller today. Ironically, their caller ID came up as "ILLEGAL SCAM" and they were apparently scamming the idea of stopping robo-calls. Now I don't condone this type of behavior but isn't the whole point of the scam that you do NOT make it obvious that it's a scam? I wasn't even sure I read that right but it was clear as day. At least the other ones I've gotten weren't that blatantly clear.

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Re: When the scammer outright exposes their plan through Caller ID
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2018, 08:24:15 PM »
That's funny!  I get calls with ID listed as, myself.   I don't answer of course, but it always makes me wonder what it would be like to talk to my own double.

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Re: When the scammer outright exposes their plan through Caller ID
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2018, 09:08:26 PM »
What might be happening is that the robo calls are SPOOFING numbers in the local area, to disguise who they really are. It is very annoying, and I have had several calls. 

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Re: When the scammer outright exposes their plan through Caller ID
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2018, 04:44:13 AM »
I have an app which not only tells me who is calling but if enough people has marked it as spam it will say so on the caller ID and the name will be in red. If it's an ok call it will be in blue. Really handy :).
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Re: When the scammer outright exposes their plan through Caller ID
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2018, 09:07:22 PM »
My favourite scam call still the one when my Dad picked up the phone and they asked him if he was my mother...

And the one when they called my mother and told her there was a problem with her computer. To which she calmly said, yes, I don't have one. And hung up.

That is funny though. On our phone 1471 system all you get is "the caller witheld their number".
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Re: When the scammer outright exposes their plan through Caller ID
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2018, 04:47:57 PM »
they are entertaining at times but also annoying.

You can tell they spoof the numbers when its got a local area code or when theres a z infront of the number.

Lately weve been getting the credit card shams but my favourite ones are the computer and immigrant Canada.  Unfortunetely the last time I got one of those I really wasn't in the mood to mess around with them.  Typically ill ask how the weather is in Mumbai then to go find someone else to annoy.
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Re: When the scammer outright exposes their plan through Caller ID
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2018, 04:52:52 PM »
I love it when my phone tells me SCAM LIKELY.

it's way better than the spoofing of local numbers.
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Re: When the scammer outright exposes their plan through Caller ID
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2018, 05:02:44 PM »
they are entertaining at times but also annoying.

You can tell they spoof the numbers when its got a local area code or when theres a z infront of the number.

Lately weve been getting the credit card shams but my favourite ones are the computer and immigrant Canada.  Unfortunetely the last time I got one of those I really wasn't in the mood to mess around with them.  Typically ill ask how the weather is in Mumbai then to go find someone else to annoy.
I get so many of them here that I can pretty much predict that when the phone rings it's probably a scammer or someone else I don't want to talk to. It's been things like "your microsoft license has expired" to "free drycleaning service". I don't get actual people, though, it's just robocalls so three's no point in messing with them.

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Re: When the scammer outright exposes their plan through Caller ID
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2018, 09:45:48 PM »
I don't answer the phone much for various reasons, but one time I was at home and everyone was out. I think we were waiting for a call from someone so I answered it and it was some kind of marketing.

And I am usually polite with my autopilot answer, but this time I was half awake for some reason my brain just had a spasm. And when they asked for whichever parent, instead of the "Who is it please? What is it about?" patter, I was like, "why?"

And there was silence.

And I go, "Erm, Who is it please?"

And they hung up.

They never called back. Their number was given and it was a nusiance number.

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Re: When the scammer outright exposes their plan through Caller ID
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2018, 09:50:36 PM »
I have a family member who’s favorite way to answer calls from unknown numbered is “Who are you and what do you want?”

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Re: When the scammer outright exposes their plan through Caller ID
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2018, 09:36:03 AM »
I used to pick this kind off calls with.....silence.....
Then they get ^Urhm...who is this^
And then I answer with ^I dunno....why should I say who I am, when you are to one  calling anonymous!!!!^
And then they are....^silence^...and then I hang up!!!! :-)

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