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2021-04-15 11:26:49 AM  
I now answer all calls that aren't from my contact list: "Hello, US Department of Justice. How can I route your call?"
 
2021-04-15 11:35:33 AM  
I assume that a stupid AI wrote this headline
 
2021-04-15 11:46:57 AM  
Subby are you okay?  Do you smell burnt toast?
 
2021-04-15 12:27:31 PM  

b2theory: I now answer all calls that aren't from my contact list: "Hello, US Department of Justice. How can I route your call?"


Mine is "Harris County Fraud Department". Have yet to hear someone answer after that one. Usually leads to a dead tone in about 3 seconds.
 
2021-04-15 1:21:54 PM  
"So Subby's used Al shouldbe be High Glass or Homer next time?"

I have no idea what this means.
 
2021-04-15 1:22:13 PM  
You guys get calls from real people?
 
2021-04-15 1:25:23 PM  

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: You guys get calls from real people?


Yeah
But sometimes I Have to hit one to be able to mess with them
 
2021-04-15 1:25:32 PM  
hello, I am write single to salute and wait for answer again
 
2021-04-15 1:32:44 PM  

spongeboob: MusicMakeMyHeadPound: You guys get calls from real people?

Yeah
But sometimes I Have to hit one to be able to mess with them


I don't even get that option. I've tried waiting for the end of the spiel before but then it just asks me to leave a voice message and I wasn't in the mood to play coy.

I used to love messing with real people. I have a mean streak and ethically I see predatory solicitations as fair game.
 
2021-04-15 1:38:33 PM  

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: spongeboob: MusicMakeMyHeadPound: You guys get calls from real people?

Yeah
But sometimes I Have to hit one to be able to mess with them

I don't even get that option. I've tried waiting for the end of the spiel before but then it just asks me to leave a voice message and I wasn't in the mood to play coy.

I used to love messing with real people. I have a mean streak and ethically I see predatory solicitations as fair game.


I think a predatory solicitor would be a... hooker who wants to wants to eat you?  A cheetah lawyer?  Something.
 
2021-04-15 1:41:58 PM  
Law Rnforcement caught sayof?
 
2021-04-15 1:43:39 PM  

rosekolodny: I think a predatory solicitor would be a... hooker who wants to wants to eat you?  A cheetah lawyer?  Something.


Aggressive hookers would be fun.

Unfortunately I'm talking more like, "I'm from the IRS and we're about to arrest you unless you give us your social security number and a thousand dollars in gift cards to pay for your back taxes".

They're especially nasty to the elderly.
 
2021-04-15 1:44:16 PM  

PoweredByIrony: Law Rnforcement caught sayof?


Has Any Law Rnforcement Really Been Far Even as Decided to Use Even Go Want to do Look More Like?
 
2021-04-15 1:45:44 PM  

Dick Gozinya: PoweredByIrony: Law Rnforcement caught sayof?

Has Any Law Rnforcement Really Been Far Even as Decided to Use Even Go Want to do Look More Like?


Yes
 
2021-04-15 2:00:40 PM  

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: rosekolodny: I think a predatory solicitor would be a... hooker who wants to wants to eat you?  A cheetah lawyer?  Something.

Aggressive hookers would be fun.

Unfortunately I'm talking more like, "I'm from the IRS and we're about to arrest you unless you give us your social security number and a thousand dollars in gift cards to pay for your back taxes".

They're especially nasty to the elderly.


Which is why I screw with them.

One time I got a credit services call wanting to lower my credit card interest rate so I asked him which card and he guessed Chase MC and I said okay what's the number and he rattled of five numbers that could have been impressive had I a Chase MC and had I not known that the first number for all credit cards is dependent on the type of card(I think MC cards all start 4) and the next 4 numbers(or so I forget how many exactly) are bank dependent so they probably have a list of numbers for various credit cards and hope they guess right
But if you are a senior citizen and someone starts reading off 'your' credit card number you would be sure that they are legit and give them the last 4 to prove it was really you
 
2021-04-15 2:58:14 PM  
Where I used to work, they once got the receptionist to page Mike Hunt. Bosses were NOT amused.
 
2021-04-15 3:05:20 PM  
So you got a scam call and scammed them back, subby?  Is that what you are trying to say?
 
2021-04-15 3:14:23 PM  
Subby apparently has a jorb that allows day drinking.
 
2021-04-15 3:18:16 PM  
The most recent two I've gotten have been from the AmAZon FraUd DEparTmeNt because "someone order an iPhone 10 and make charge of $347 but they stop it because they think it may be fraud."  They apparently want me to speak to a representative to remove the fraudulent charge from my account.  When I got it on Tuesday I was driving so I decided to hang around and see what they would do if I approved the charge.  Nah, they just hang up.

One thing I do wonder, though, is if there are any call centers where they actually think they're not scammers.  Like do they hire people who speak a little english and convince them that they REALLY DO work for the Social Security department or Amazon?  Yeah, they're probably all scamming pieces of crap, but I just imagine the one guy who really needed a job and doesn't know the right questions to ask.
 
2021-04-15 3:19:01 PM  
"Hello, Donald Trump's Hair Club for Men, this in Atomic, how can I help you?"

It works best on election years.  I might get to use it in 2024 too!
 
2021-04-15 3:21:25 PM  

b2theory: I now answer all calls that aren't from my contact list: "Hello, US Department of Justice. How can I route your call?"


Why?

I mean why do you answer calls that aren't from your contact list?
 
2021-04-15 3:28:32 PM  

Mulchpuppy: The most recent two I've gotten have been from the AmAZon FraUd DEparTmeNt because "someone order an iPhone 10 and make charge of $347 but they stop it because they think it may be fraud."  They apparently want me to speak to a representative to remove the fraudulent charge from my account.  When I got it on Tuesday I was driving so I decided to hang around and see what they would do if I approved the charge.  Nah, they just hang up.

One thing I do wonder, though, is if there are any call centers where they actually think they're not scammers.  Like do they hire people who speak a little english and convince them that they REALLY DO work for the Social Security department or Amazon?  Yeah, they're probably all scamming pieces of crap, but I just imagine the one guy who really needed a job and doesn't know the right questions to ask.


The Amazon Fraud one I had a few days ago he hung up when I said I was not going to hang up and was trying to keep him on the phone

Funny thing he first asked if I was 'name' when I said no he stayed on and acted like he didn't ask me that, at one point I said I'm getting an IPhone sweet ship it out
 
2021-04-15 3:34:21 PM  
 
2021-04-15 3:39:57 PM  

spongeboob: https://www.bbc.com/news/stories-5175​3​362


Yeah, that's ultimately what I expected.  It is interesting to see at least the one guy who really didn't realize what he was getting into.
 
2021-04-15 3:41:51 PM  

mcmnky: b2theory: I now answer all calls that aren't from my contact list: "Hello, US Department of Justice. How can I route your call?"

Why?

I mean why do you answer calls that aren't from your contact list?


I'm in a job that sometimes get medically urgent calls and there are a few places that have my cell number and some will transfer the calls to my cell without talking to me first
So if I answer the phone I can talk to the person without playing phone tag, and I don't have to give out my phone number or come up on their caller ID

Most the scam calls I get spoof my area code and the cell phone prefix that is most common
 
2021-04-15 4:18:59 PM  
I answer unknown callers with (speaking very quickly) "CIC, Command Duty Officer, Commander Robertson speaking."

If they ask "Wait, who is this?" I reply with (slowly and deliberately, as if I'm annoyed at having to repeat myself): "This is the Command Duty Officer, Commander Robertson."

They've never gotten past that, and no one has yet called me out on it being a quote form a movie.
 
2021-04-15 5:20:14 PM  

b2theory: I now answer all calls that aren't from my contact list: "Hello, US Department of Justice. How can I route your call?"


I've answered "Dekalb County Police, Theft Squad."
 
2021-04-15 5:23:37 PM  

spongeboob: mcmnky: b2theory: I now answer all calls that aren't from my contact list: "Hello, US Department of Justice. How can I route your call?"

Why?

I mean why do you answer calls that aren't from your contact list?

I'm in a job that sometimes get medically urgent calls and there are a few places that have my cell number and some will transfer the calls to my cell without talking to me first
So if I answer the phone I can talk to the person without playing phone tag, and I don't have to give out my phone number or come up on their caller ID

Most the scam calls I get spoof my area code and the cell phone prefix that is most common


The best one of those I had spoofed my local liquor store's number. I thought, did I bounce a check? Nah, just another "warrant for my arrest" call.
 
2021-04-15 5:34:47 PM  
Fortunately, my mother's ability to interpret anything other than an American accent is next to nil.
 
2021-04-15 6:39:07 PM  
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2021-04-15 7:29:31 PM  

Another Government Employee: spongeboob: mcmnky: b2theory: I now answer all calls that aren't from my contact list: "Hello, US Department of Justice. How can I route your call?"

Why?

I mean why do you answer calls that aren't from your contact list?

I'm in a job that sometimes get medically urgent calls and there are a few places that have my cell number and some will transfer the calls to my cell without talking to me first
So if I answer the phone I can talk to the person without playing phone tag, and I don't have to give out my phone number or come up on their caller ID

Most the scam calls I get spoof my area code and the cell phone prefix that is most common

The best one of those I had spoofed my local liquor store's number. I thought, did I bounce a check? Nah, just another "warrant for my arrest" call.


In my teenage years, my mother did "creative financing" with checks to liquor stores, so this would NOT have been a fake call in the 90's (not paying a bounced check in KS is Giving A Worthless Check & a misdemeanor w/$100 bond). They WILL arrest you for it.
 
2021-04-15 7:48:40 PM  

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: You guys get calls from real people?


Yeah, it sucks. My wife works at the University, and our health care is run thru them also. They don't have CallerID set up on their phone numbers, so I have to hope that I recognize the exchange they're calling from. So with my health issues, I'm getting a lot of phone calls from assorted doctors, but they are all numbers with no CallerID. I risk ignoring them all and having to calm them back, or answering all of the calls that come in...
 
2021-04-15 8:40:53 PM  

spongeboob: MusicMakeMyHeadPound: rosekolodny: I think a predatory solicitor would be a... hooker who wants to wants to eat you?  A cheetah lawyer?  Something.

Aggressive hookers would be fun.

Unfortunately I'm talking more like, "I'm from the IRS and we're about to arrest you unless you give us your social security number and a thousand dollars in gift cards to pay for your back taxes".

They're especially nasty to the elderly.

Which is why I screw with them.

One time I got a credit services call wanting to lower my credit card interest rate so I asked him which card and he guessed Chase MC and I said okay what's the number and he rattled of five numbers that could have been impressive had I a Chase MC and had I not known that the first number for all credit cards is dependent on the type of card(I think MC cards all start 4) and the next 4 numbers(or so I forget how many exactly) are bank dependent so they probably have a list of numbers for various credit cards and hope they guess right
But if you are a senior citizen and someone starts reading off 'your' credit card number you would be sure that they are legit and give them the last 4 to prove it was really you


MasterCard starts with a 5 and Visa starts with a 4. Amex is a 3 and discover is 6.

I got a call today informing me that our Atlantic City Electric service was about to be shut off in half an hour because of account discrepancies. The fun part was that caller ID said that the call came from Merrill Lynch.
 
2021-04-15 8:53:02 PM  

Mikey1969: MusicMakeMyHeadPound: You guys get calls from real people?

Yeah, it sucks. My wife works at the University, and our health care is run thru them also. They don't have CallerID set up on their phone numbers, so I have to hope that I recognize the exchange they're calling from. So with my health issues, I'm getting a lot of phone calls from assorted doctors, but they are all numbers with no CallerID. I risk ignoring them all and having to calm them back, or answering all of the calls that come in...


I hear you there. I have my phone set up to ignore callers who aren't in my contacts list. It's great about 80% of the time, but is aggravating for the 20% or less of callers I actually want to talk to on an ad hoc basis (and my son's pediatrician blocks their caller ID... argh!)
 
2021-04-15 9:40:13 PM  
Android call screen FTW. . . Transcribes the answer to "say your name and why you're calling" on my phone's  screen. Is this unique to Pixel?
 
2021-04-16 2:42:18 AM  

ScubaCougr: Android call screen FTW. . . Transcribes the answer to "say your name and why you're calling" on my phone's  screen. Is this unique to Pixel?


Yes, Google has refused to roll it out to the rest of the ecosystem
 
2021-04-16 3:08:59 PM  

bhcompy: ScubaCougr: Android call screen FTW. . . Transcribes the answer to "say your name and why you're calling" on my phone's  screen. Is this unique to Pixel?

Yes, Google has refused to roll it out to the rest of the ecosystem


Ooh, I want that.  I don't want Pixel, though.  I figure the primary purpose of a phone is to stay on and do "phone things." My motorola droid moto whatever has a battery that lasts for days of frequent use due to the really large battery pack mod on it.
 
2021-04-16 3:23:39 PM  

stray_capts: bhcompy: ScubaCougr: Android call screen FTW. . . Transcribes the answer to "say your name and why you're calling" on my phone's  screen. Is this unique to Pixel?

Yes, Google has refused to roll it out to the rest of the ecosystem

Ooh, I want that.  I don't want Pixel, though.  I figure the primary purpose of a phone is to stay on and do "phone things." My motorola droid moto whatever has a battery that lasts for days of frequent use due to the really large battery pack mod on it.


It's a nice feature, but Pixels are way overpriced for the hardware and the build quality is always questionable.  I like more from my phone, but I don't need to spend an extra few hundred dollars for call screening
 
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