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Old 10-13-2014, 05:58 PM   #15
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Just hang up immediately on all calls you don't want to listen to. Don't be polite, don't say anything at all, just click off. It disconnects the robo calls an is the easiest way to deal with any other ones be they political, scam or anything else. It is your phone and you are paying for it, you don't need to listen or be nice when a call comes in.
We found out if you get rid of the land line the calls stop

If they get my cell number I will quit using phones completely!

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Old 10-13-2014, 06:49 PM   #16
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These kind of scams go back 50 years. They prey on fear. Scumbags. A scam is a scam and getting a mac or google chrome won't make a person any less gullible. In fact.....................

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Old 10-14-2014, 07:16 AM   #17
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Got a call purportedly from Microsoft, too. Caller claimed their system monitored a virus in my computer and offered to help remove if for a small fee. It might have sounded like a legit call except for one big problem. I don't have a single computer in the house. I hung up.
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Old 10-14-2014, 07:18 AM   #18
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I reported the phone number to Callercenter.com and submitted a complaint to the FTC to shut the scam down.
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Old 10-14-2014, 07:57 AM   #19
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And here I thought Comcast was the biggest scammer!
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Old 10-14-2014, 07:57 AM   #20
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I reported the phone number to Callercenter.com and submitted a complaint to the FTC to shut the scam down.
Pointless, they use a system of computer generated rotating numbers. That is why when you try to call back you get dead air or an unable to complete call.
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Old 10-14-2014, 09:42 AM   #21
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It has gotten to the point that I will only answer calls from numbers that I know. The other calls go to the answering machine and it is very rare when a message is left.
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Old 10-14-2014, 09:53 AM   #22
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I know it's probably not legal to do, but when I USED to get these calls two times a week I resorted to a portable boat horn - I answered the phone, wait for the computer dialing to turn the call over to a person and wait to hear what they are calling about and if not desired let them have it. Calls stopped after the third blast.

Also, I found a password manager called LastPass. So far pretty slick program.
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Old 10-14-2014, 09:54 AM   #23
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It might have sounded like a legit call except for one big problem. I don't have a single computer in the house.
Welcome to the forums!

I'm curious, though. . . if you don't have a single computer in the house, how do you log onto Airforums?
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Old 10-14-2014, 10:02 AM   #24
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i like the "murder detective" scenario. "I am Detective Tracy. We traced this number having called numerous times. Who are you? How did you know the deceased?" There is more but it usually ends there with a hangup.
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Old 10-14-2014, 10:18 AM   #25
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Heck, I believe there is a scam on this very page of Air Forums. The ad says "Important Message A required driver is missing Fix Now" Press that button and watch the malware invade your PC.

I was a bunch nervous when I gave my PC to the Best Buy Geek Squad overnight to clean up some viruses I picked up from a Cannon camera website. Maybe those Geeks have all of my personal information?

Twice my credit card number has been stolen. Luckily Visa figures I'm not the type to purchase fancy TVs in California and immediately cancelled the card number.

The information age has sure opened a whole new realm for crooks.

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Old 10-14-2014, 10:59 AM   #26
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The very simple answer to the whole problem.

First of all if you can afford a computer and internet connection, I'm sure you have or can afford voicemail or an answering machine and caller ID. So make sure you have it and know how to use it.

This is the key:
NEVER NEVER NEVER....etc answer the phone, if you do not absolutely know who is calling.

If it is important they will leave a voice message.

Not only will you avoid nearly all of this, you will gain back the time you would have wasted dealing with crooks.

I have not yet heard of one of these scams that has left a voicemail with a call back number. Further more if they did, this gives you time to think and research if necessary before getting sucked in.

If everyone acted this way, these annoying Robo calls would go away.


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Old 10-14-2014, 11:05 AM   #27
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The new call deal is survey but really solicitation. If recording I lay phone down later it disconnects hang up back in serv. they pay for call phone co. made no chge. to me, if live call I say go **** yourself , end of call, they never call again. If I did not originate call I did not break any porn laws that I no of. I don't have to be polite to them, I also do this to political calls. If some one has knowledge that I am breaking porn phone laws, post on forums the law.
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Old 10-14-2014, 11:22 AM   #28
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Within 2 minutes of posting rec. recorded scam call no caller id. wife ans. hung up did not listen to spiel.
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