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6 days ago  
Is the operator Rachel from Cardholder Services?
 
6 days ago  
LOL subby
 
5 days ago  
Now that's funny.
 
5 days ago  
"What are you wearing 'Jake, from State Farm'"
 
5 days ago  
considering that car lost about 99% of its mass before coming to a rest, I think the warranty claim will not get approved
 
5 days ago  
When a suspicious number calls, I answer "Homicide, Detective Dixon!" in as deep and impatient voice as I can muster.

They usually hang up.

I always block the number after that.
 
5 days ago  
The year is 2023. A global thermonuclear war has covered the earth in dangerous radioactive creatures. Mankind is on the brink of extinction. Only the strongest have survived -
The Cockroaches...
Select tribes of Primitive Humans, armed with only crude clubs and scavenged weapons...\

And, a mysterious call center...
 
5 days ago  
These farking guys!
 
5 days ago  
DNRTFA
 
5 days ago  
Don't trust these guys, they have come to steal your land.
 
5 days ago  

YabbaDabbaDouchebag: When a suspicious number calls, I answer "Homicide, Detective Dixon!" in as deep and impatient voice as I can muster.

They usually hang up.

I always block the number after that.


Next time try a secretarial style voice and answer with "FBI Fraud Division, how can we arrest you today"
 
5 days ago  
I always chuckle when I get one of those extended car warranty calls on my answering machine. "This is your dealer calling about extending your car's warranty..." I drive a 2004 Saturn, biatch. Any warranty I had on it expired YEARS ago. That, and the dealer I bought it from closed their doors about 48 hours after GM axed Saturn. They can just fark all the way off.
 
5 days ago  
People answer the phone from unrecognized numbers? Huh.

/Yes, I know about neighbor spoofing
//SHAKEN-STIR FTW
///slashies
 
5 days ago  
Hearing a breeze on Mars yesterday was awe-inspiring. I thank the entire team for it & look forward to their results from this mission.
 
5 days ago  

fustanella: People answer the phone from unrecognized numbers? Huh.

/Yes, I know about neighbor spoofing
//SHAKEN-STIR FTW
///slashies


I always answer them and proceed to fark with them for a good 20+ minutes if I have the time. Some of my favorite ways to finish up...

Car Warranty scam:

"You're calling about my car warranty but don't know what kind of car I have? What a clown show."
"I don't own a car, but do you have private aircraft warranties?"
"I don't own a car, but thanks for playing 'How long can you keep a scammer on the line!'"
"I own a Kaiser Henry J two door." "What?" "A Kaiser Henry J, look it up."

You have won free hotel / trip / whatever:

"I'm an agoraphobe."
"Interesting. Maybe if I wanted to puke my guts out I'd get on a cruise ship."
"I already have platinum for life at Marriott properties so don't need your offer."
"You do realize you called me in the middle of the night twit. I'm in Australia at one of your properties."

Apple technical scam:

"So my account was accessed from what countries again? I've been traveling, so Russia and China are ok."
"Ok but I can't install anything. This is a corporate device and the management profile blocks everything."
"Oh come on, wasn't this game fun. Admit it mader chod you had a blast while I wasted your time!"

IRS scam:

"You know I can't talk to you on this matter. You need to contact my attorney at (law office) directly."
"Hold on one second. (yell in background) Can someone get the ANI off my phone quick before they hang up?"
"Oh my, I'll take care of that but we need to loop my attorney in on the call since he has to distribute the funds."
"I'm not a US citizen, don't work in the US, so how can I owe US taxes? No, my kids got me this phone."
 
5 days ago  
Apple/Windows scam calls get fun. They ask me to turn on my computer I go right to my TRS-80 Color Computer 3 and tell them it's booted not a second later. They're amazed at how fast that is usually and then they tell me to click on something and I tell them there's no mouse. Then they tell me to press start and I say there's only a red "BREAK" key. When they finally ask me what is on the screen I read them the extended microsoft basic prompt and they hang up on the copyright year.
 
5 days ago  

inglixthemad: I always answer them and proceed to fark with them for a good 20+ minutes if I have the time.


Ah.  There's my problem.
 
5 days ago  

fustanella: People answer the phone from unrecognized numbers? Huh.

/Yes, I know about neighbor spoofing
//SHAKEN-STIR FTW
///slashies


Some of us work with certain people on an irregular basis (jobsite superintendents, apprentices, other tradesmen) and don't have their number stored. There's no reason to store someone's info if you only talk to them a couple of times a year. I personally field 10-15 "emergency" repair calls a day from numbers I don't recognize. If I don't answer I lose money.
 
5 days ago  

SansNeural: inglixthemad: I always answer them and proceed to fark with them for a good 20+ minutes if I have the time.

Ah.  There's my problem.


Yeah. Same. So seldom do I have an opportunity to be cursed out from halfway around the world.
 
5 days ago  
Even if I had time to Fark with the spammers, they're almost entirely robots these days.  I still haven't figured out how they spam my voicemail box without ever ringing my phone.  Wish I could disable such broadcast messages.

I just installed T-Mobile's scam blocker.  Guess we'll see how effective that is.
 
5 days ago  

Timmaay: Even if I had time to Fark with the spammers, they're almost entirely robots these days.  I still haven't figured out how they spam my voicemail box without ever ringing my phone.  Wish I could disable such broadcast messages.

I just installed T-Mobile's scam blocker.  Guess we'll see how effective that is.


The phone carriers are complicit in the scam calls because they have the tech to reject VoIP calls outside of trust zones.  The real problem is they haven't established any trust zones, even though the technical standards governing VoIP do support such things.

It's just easier to make money being promiscuous in terminating calls and SMS while throwing up their hands and saying, "Oh gosh, this is terrible and we can't do anything about it.  Here, you can subscribe to this anti-scammer service."
 
5 days ago  

Fursecution: SansNeural: inglixthemad: I always answer them and proceed to fark with them for a good 20+ minutes if I have the time.

Ah.  There's my problem.

Yeah. Same. So seldom do I have an opportunity to be cursed out from halfway around the world.


I love messing with scammy call centers. I like to try and figure out the accent and call them a particularly nasty name as a joke. Hence the mader chod line: That means (quite literally) mother f**ker. As in someone who has sexual relations with their mother. They get mad, I kept them from scamming someone else for 20 minutes, and I get lulz.

If enough people could do that it would make these call centers unprofitable.
 
5 days ago  
Not mentioned in the article: the rover also picked up a certain rhythm to the wind...
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4 days ago  
Holst
 
4 days ago  

SansNeural: Timmaay: Even if I had time to Fark with the spammers, they're almost entirely robots these days.  I still haven't figured out how they spam my voicemail box without ever ringing my phone.  Wish I could disable such broadcast messages.

I just installed T-Mobile's scam blocker.  Guess we'll see how effective that is.

The phone carriers are complicit in the scam calls because they have the tech to reject VoIP calls outside of trust zones.  The real problem is they haven't established any trust zones, even though the technical standards governing VoIP do support such things.

It's just easier to make money being promiscuous in terminating calls and SMS while throwing up their hands and saying, "Oh gosh, this is terrible and we can't do anything about it.  Here, you can subscribe to this anti-scammer service."


And with VoIP calls using VPNs. My main source of income is MTurk & my savings account money is Prolific. Qualtrics can detect a VPN easily, and it's just a simple hosting platform for academic researchers. You'd think major telecoms have more advanced shiat...
 
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