bingethinker: Cool. I always wondered what the entire sales pitch sounded like. I don't have a Windows computer, so I can't string them along like this guy did.
serial_crusher: / CSB, my favorite was the "extend your car warranty" scam. I played along just to waste their time. Kind of figured out their script. They would hang up on you if your car wasn't within a certain age range. So my crowning achievement was this:"press 1 to extend your warranty" spammer: hi, you wanted to extend your waranty.me: yes that's right, but I have a few questions.spammer: ok, I'd be happy to answer, but first may I ask you the make model and year of the car?me: sure, it's a 1985 DeLoreanspammer: sir, we only cover vehicles less than 5 years old.
Tickle Mittens: I wonder if one could sue them in small claims court, get a declaritory judgement, then use that to sue to seize their domain name?
Optimal_Illusion: Once, while looking up some info for my mother concerning calls from bill collectors, I came across this page. Never had the chance to really use the script, but I've had it bookmarked ever since. I wonder if anyone has ever used it successfully.
Great Porn Dragon: Tickle Mittens: I wonder if one could sue them in small claims court, get a declaritory judgement, then use that to sue to seize their domain name?Actually, you probably COULD--under the law, you can sue for $500 per violation of the telemarketing laws in the US, $1500 per willful offense (and asking for a copy of their do not call policy and not receiving it within ten business days IS enough to bump it up to "willful", as is having them call at all if you are on the FTC or state DNC list to begin with).And after you get the judgement (as it's fairly rare to nonexistent that the farkers show up in court), you could very well have the court issue an order stipulating garnishment of corporate profits and seizure of corporate assets--and yes, you could conceivably include domain names and hosting under that, as there IS precedent for seizure of these in cases where companies have been sued into bankruptcy.(Of course, the fun you can have with this varies from state to state. Kentucky has a relatively wimpy $1500 limit for small claims so you can only ding 'em once, but you can always have fun siccing the A/G on 'em--thanks to telemarketing violations actually being felonies here. In most states, small-claims is a more reasonable $5000 limit, and in some states you can go as high as $15,000 per offense.)The trickiest bit in actually TAKING the SOBs to court is determining where the corporate offices are--a lot of these actually explicitly incorporate overseas to make filing a subpoena more problematic (as you have to go through international jurisdiction) and most of the perps use falsified WHOIS info and mail-drop addresses when they use anonymising WHOIS registries. (More than a few even use stolen credit card info to pay for the domains, so even subpoenas for CC info aren't always helpful.) Even ANI records aren't as helpful as they once were--most telemarketer scum are using VoIP providers that operate as the telco equivalent of "pink providers" (spam-f ...
abhorrent1: Like them or not, how do you write articles about technology and not own a windows pc? They write tons of articles on MS software yet they don't own one? How do they test or try out the stuff they're writing about?
YodaBlues: Give him control, but first, change your background to Goatse and have the system playing 2 girls 1 cup in as many instances of VLC as your system can take.
serial_crusher: That's the farthest I ever got.
Cretony38: Windows Yeah! Try to keep it on the down low about the macs not having these kind of problems. If people start switching it could hurt my PC repair business. I mean Windows 7 now 8 MS has only had 30+ years to get past this vulnerability issue. And thanks for Nothing Mac!!!
Bloody Templar: it has more to do with the fact that I'm not a complete freakin' idiot.
serial_crusher: Story of masterful trolling
Rwa2play: Surprised his next call wasn't from the Viper./obscure(?)
nytmare: The reason these scams and robocalls are proliferating lately is due to the emergence of virtually untraceable free/cheap VOIP bulk calling methods. They can call from any country for the same cost as across the street. I don't know what's going to fix this problem, but the phone companies need to start showing some responsibility, or else have that responsibility shoved down their throats.
Happy Hours: bingethinker: Cool. I always wondered what the entire sales pitch sounded like. I don't have a Windows computer, so I can't string them along like this guy did.But you could still string them along if other posts by Linux users on other websites are to be believed.For one thing your inaccurate answers might be the symptom of a real virus.
wraith95: Optimal_Illusion: Once, while looking up some info for my mother concerning calls from bill collectors, I came across this page. Never had the chance to really use the script, but I've had it bookmarked ever since. I wonder if anyone has ever used it successfully.Interesting that that page asks you to send your contact information to someone.
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