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(CNN)   All those "We have been trying to reach you about your car's extended warranty" calls? It was just two dudes   (cnn.com) divider line
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2022-08-18 11:28:39 PM  
Roy Melvin Cox, Jr. and Aaron Michael Jones?

Sounds like those two are not going to have a good time with the rest of their lives.


They Might get invited to some parties n though.
 
2022-08-18 11:38:16 PM  
I'm ok with a second of jail time per call although I would prefer a minute in jail for every minute of other peoples time they wasted.
 
2022-08-19 12:12:31 AM  
""All of these unwanted robocalls are undermining the value of our telephone system," Saunders said."

And only then do they do something about it.
 
2022-08-19 12:15:40 AM  
Kill.
Them.
 
2022-08-19 12:22:27 AM  
Not surprising.   In Seattle, we get a shiat ton of "do you want to sell your house" text messages.  Ive tracked almost 1/3 to 1/2 of the ones I've gotten to one shiatty company.
 
2022-08-19 12:28:25 AM  
I certainly hope their phone numbers don't get publicized, because that would be a real farking shame.
 
2022-08-19 2:29:33 AM  
Wait. I can't save thousands on car repairs?

Crap
 
2022-08-19 2:57:15 AM  

MrBallou: Wait. I can't save thousands on car repairs?

Crap


yes but it cost you tens of thousands.
 
2022-08-19 3:54:12 AM  
Nuke them from orbit just to be sure.

I leave my phone set to "Do Not Disturb" at all times. People and companies on my contact list still get through, but I never even know that spammers are trying to call me unless I happen to notice their forged numbers in the "Recents" list.
 
2022-08-19 8:02:05 AM  
What amazes me is that it's financially worth it.
 
2022-08-19 8:24:05 AM  
2 Dudes 1 Call
 
2022-08-19 8:24:16 AM  
"Hello.  I'm trying to reach you about your expiring lifetime.  Press one now to plead for your life.  Press nine now to volunteer for a slightly less painful death."
 
2022-08-19 8:24:52 AM  
Great.  No go after the robocallers who are trying to determine if people were anywhere near Camp Lejeune.
 
2022-08-19 8:42:06 AM  

blastoh: Not surprising.   In Seattle, we get a shiat ton of "do you want to sell your house" text messages.  Ive tracked almost 1/3 to 1/2 of the ones I've gotten to one shiatty company.


I've received a random text asking if I'd like to sell my house.  A friend of mine told me he likes to tell the sender that he can't sell because it's his second house, and he'd have nowhere to meet with his girlfriend so his wife doesn't find out.
 
2022-08-19 8:42:49 AM  
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2022-08-19 8:45:51 AM  
Put them in jail

Then let the public sign up for visitation time slots, when they sit in the booth and pick up the phone to talk to the person on the other side of the glass....

It's just a recording "We've been trying to reach you...."

And we can watch their reaction over and over and over
 
2022-08-19 9:03:29 AM  

NotCodger: Nuke them from orbit just to be sure.

I leave my phone set to "Do Not Disturb" at all times. People and companies on my contact list still get through, but I never even know that spammers are trying to call me unless I happen to notice their forged numbers in the "Recents" list.


I cannot. Sometimes clients call with emergencies. I've taken to f**king with the call center rats. OH HAI MADHARCHOD! Hey American person, I think I made more than you out of high school!
 
2022-08-19 9:10:09 AM  

DON.MAC: I'm ok with a second of jail time per call although I would prefer a minute in jail for every minute of other peoples time they wasted.


I'm OK with a second of jail time per call, provided that they each get kicked in the nuts for every one of those seconds.
 
2022-08-19 9:15:08 AM  

Chief Superintendent Lookout: blastoh: Not surprising.   In Seattle, we get a shiat ton of "do you want to sell your house" text messages.  Ive tracked almost 1/3 to 1/2 of the ones I've gotten to one shiatty company.

I've received a random text asking if I'd like to sell my house.  A friend of mine told me he likes to tell the sender that he can't sell because it's his second house, and he'd have nowhere to meet with his girlfriend so his wife doesn't find out.


I've started responding with Bird Facts!
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2022-08-19 10:01:56 AM  
Still...fark those guys.
 
2022-08-19 10:26:11 AM  
Anybody else ever get those ones that are in Chinese?  I've heard those are targeting Chinese immigrants or people working abroad claiming to be their government (basically their equivalent of the fake IRS call, I suppose), but I'm not sure how true that is.

Thosw: Chief Superintendent Lookout: blastoh: Not surprising.   In Seattle, we get a shiat ton of "do you want to sell your house" text messages.  Ive tracked almost 1/3 to 1/2 of the ones I've gotten to one shiatty company.

I've received a random text asking if I'd like to sell my house.  A friend of mine told me he likes to tell the sender that he can't sell because it's his second house, and he'd have nowhere to meet with his girlfriend so his wife doesn't find out.

I've started responding with Bird Facts!
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Nice idea, but it still confirms you as an active number.  The bot doesn't actually read your response, just notes that there was one and marks it for sale to other scammers.
 
2022-08-19 10:47:16 AM  

inglixthemad: NotCodger: Nuke them from orbit just to be sure.

I leave my phone set to "Do Not Disturb" at all times. People and companies on my contact list still get through, but I never even know that spammers are trying to call me unless I happen to notice their forged numbers in the "Recents" list.

I cannot. Sometimes clients call with emergencies. I've taken to f**king with the call center rats. OH HAI MADHARCHOD! Hey American person, I think I made more than you out of high school!


I'm lucky enough not to need to worry about that. I do rarely miss a legitimate call, but those  callers leave a voicemail. It's a good system.
 
2022-08-19 10:55:06 AM  

Thosw: Chief Superintendent Lookout: blastoh: Not surprising.   In Seattle, we get a shiat ton of "do you want to sell your house" text messages.  Ive tracked almost 1/3 to 1/2 of the ones I've gotten to one shiatty company.

I've received a random text asking if I'd like to sell my house.  A friend of mine told me he likes to tell the sender that he can't sell because it's his second house, and he'd have nowhere to meet with his girlfriend so his wife doesn't find out.

I've started responding with Bird Facts!
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i tracked down the owners of the company, found out one of owners is sueing another owner, and then threatened them both with level action in a better business bureau review while detailing how they are violating the law but contacting me, violating the law but lying about the name. of their company, lying about their better business bureau reviews on their website, and detailed how the owners are suing each other... all in a BBB review.
 
2022-08-19 11:43:57 AM  
Homer Simpson's Autodialer Scam
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Simpsons did it.
 
2022-08-19 11:53:28 AM  
They should be handcuffed to a giant wheel of pain and forced to walk a treadmill for the rest of their days, or until they are selected to fight as gladiators for our entertainment.  Fark them both.
 
2022-08-19 12:05:08 PM  

Chief Superintendent Lookout: blastoh: Not surprising.   In Seattle, we get a shiat ton of "do you want to sell your house" text messages.  Ive tracked almost 1/3 to 1/2 of the ones I've gotten to one shiatty company.

I've received a random text asking if I'd like to sell my house.  A friend of mine told me he likes to tell the sender that he can't sell because it's his second house, and he'd have nowhere to meet with his girlfriend so his wife doesn't find out.


It started with texts, but I've gotten two calls this week alone from actual people.  From the accents, I think the Indian call center scammers have moved on from pretending to be Microsoft.
 
2022-08-19 12:10:34 PM  
Fines are just the cost of doing business, as they rarely exceed the profit of these scams.

They need to be criminally charged, both as individuals and as part of a criminal organization.  Use some RICO statutes against them, if possible.  Seize every asset, treat every call as a separate charge.

Justice would be seeing them sentenced to a year for every call made, five years for every time they attempted to evade authorities.  Treat it as an edge case for testing Year 292,277,026,596 compatibility of the criminal justice system's computers.
 
2022-08-19 12:23:24 PM  

Thosw: Chief Superintendent Lookout: blastoh: Not surprising.   In Seattle, we get a shiat ton of "do you want to sell your house" text messages.  Ive tracked almost 1/3 to 1/2 of the ones I've gotten to one shiatty company.

I've received a random text asking if I'd like to sell my house.  A friend of mine told me he likes to tell the sender that he can't sell because it's his second house, and he'd have nowhere to meet with his girlfriend so his wife doesn't find out.

I've started responding with Bird Facts!
[Fark user image image 422x750]


I'm a big fan of talking to them. I have a long commute, and 45 minutes of whatever I feel like talking about is great entertainment before dinner.

Their network knows I'm most likely to answer between X hours. So I get calls right at the time I'm most available.

Calling my phone during my commute is automatic consent for graphic phone sex involving our shared love of the Pakistani pool boy.
 
2022-08-19 12:52:45 PM  

IdentInvalid: Chief Superintendent Lookout: blastoh: Not surprising.   In Seattle, we get a shiat ton of "do you want to sell your house" text messages.  Ive tracked almost 1/3 to 1/2 of the ones I've gotten to one shiatty company.

I've received a random text asking if I'd like to sell my house.  A friend of mine told me he likes to tell the sender that he can't sell because it's his second house, and he'd have nowhere to meet with his girlfriend so his wife doesn't find out.

It started with texts, but I've gotten two calls this week alone from actual people.  From the accents, I think the Indian call center scammers have moved on from pretending to be Microsoft.


I have a brother who loves screwing with Indian telemarketers.  He critiques their grammar during the presentation and gives suggestions for the script.  Then, he makes the caller start from the beginning based on his feedback. Either they hang up on him, or he strings them along for a bit until they realize he's wasting their time.  I have neither the time nor the patience to screw with those calls.
 
2022-08-19 1:16:18 PM  

NotCodger: Nuke them from orbit just to be sure.

I leave my phone set to "Do Not Disturb" at all times. People and companies on my contact list still get through, but I never even know that spammers are trying to call me unless I happen to notice their forged numbers in the "Recents" list.


I've gone full "nuke from orbit" on my phone. I've set mine to foward all incoming calls to a number that doesn't accept incoming calls. It informs the caller of such then hangs up. No voicemail for you.

If you want to talk to me, text me, then I'll call you if necessary. And don't send an MMS. Those are blocked as well. Only SMS.
 
2022-08-19 3:15:32 PM  

logieal: NotCodger: Nuke them from orbit just to be sure.

I leave my phone set to "Do Not Disturb" at all times. People and companies on my contact list still get through, but I never even know that spammers are trying to call me unless I happen to notice their forged numbers in the "Recents" list.

I've gone full "nuke from orbit" on my phone. I've set mine to foward all incoming calls to a number that doesn't accept incoming calls. It informs the caller of such then hangs up. No voicemail for you.

If you want to talk to me, text me, then I'll call you if necessary. And don't send an MMS. Those are blocked as well. Only SMS.


I read that in Dwight Schrute's voice
 
2022-08-19 3:54:16 PM  
Can everyone they ever annoyed with their calls get their numbers so we can blow up their phones?
 
2022-08-19 4:33:40 PM  
I got a letter in the mail the other day that was designed to look important, with an "Open Immediately" label on it, and orange paper for the letter inside some reason. Of course it was just another extended warranty pitch for my car. There's a reason my recycling bin is between my mailbox and the garage entrance to the house.
 
2022-08-19 5:17:57 PM  

groppet: Can everyone they ever annoyed with their calls get their numbers so we can blow up their phones?


If they weren't spoofing Caller ID, this would've ended years ago.
 
2022-08-19 5:37:34 PM  
Scammers copy each other. I seriously doubt all those calls come from a single source.

And we're all still waiting for the day this shiat gets stopped. These occasional wrist-slaps haven't done anything to stem the tide.
 
2022-08-19 5:43:44 PM  
If these two guys get out of this without being forced to consume their own testicles, then there truly is no justice in this world.
 
2022-08-19 6:47:59 PM  
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2022-08-19 7:39:23 PM  

vudukungfu: Roy Melvin Cox, Jr. and Aaron Michael Jones?

Sounds like those two are not going to have a good time with the rest of their lives.


They Might get invited to some parties n though.


Sock parties?
 
2022-08-19 7:43:56 PM  
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2022-08-19 9:49:15 PM  

groppet: Can everyone they ever annoyed with their calls get their numbers so we can blow up their phones?


I will call them from a spoofed number night and day, and make them hear "Never Gonna Give You Up" until they regret ever owning a phone.
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No no no... not the official version... They will hear me singing it poorly, and deserve every moment of it!
 
2022-08-19 11:02:16 PM  

educated: Kill.
Them.


I'm not retired
Yet
 
2022-08-20 11:58:13 AM  

Last Man on Earth: Anybody else ever get those ones that are in Chinese?  I've heard those are targeting Chinese immigrants or people working abroad claiming to be their government (basically their equivalent of the fake IRS call, I suppose), but I'm not sure how true that is.

Thosw: Chief Superintendent Lookout: blastoh: Not surprising.   In Seattle, we get a shiat ton of "do you want to sell your house" text messages.  Ive tracked almost 1/3 to 1/2 of the ones I've gotten to one shiatty company.

I've received a random text asking if I'd like to sell my house.  A friend of mine told me he likes to tell the sender that he can't sell because it's his second house, and he'd have nowhere to meet with his girlfriend so his wife doesn't find out.

I've started responding with Bird Facts!
[Fark user image 422x750]

Nice idea, but it still confirms you as an active number.  The bot doesn't actually read your response, just notes that there was one and marks it for sale to other scammers.


Here's the rest of that exchange. If it's a bot, I think they did a poor job of trying to sell whatever. Personally, I think they were trying to get me to break so they could verify it was a good number. Who's the bot now?

NSFW

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