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12-19-2013 01:25 AM  3 years agoPost 1
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so both my son and myself got some one trying to scam us by phone

while at work my son got a call on his cell, he couldn't answer it so when he listen to the message on brake it was a computer and all it said was 7,8,4,, later he googles it and the info said it was a scam but my son did not go into details

my phone call was much more interesting, my caller ID said "out of area", so I pushed talk because if it was some BS thing I would go along with it for a while and then just say no thank you, and hang up after I ask all kinds of questions

well it was this guy that was telling me his company was getting Emails from my computer and he said he could help me fix the problem, I knew instantly it was some sort of a scam, well the guy surely did NOT have an American accent that I ever heard, so I instantly thought Nigeria,, so I went on and said OK, as this guy was using the word O K alot,,, OK,,,

((well forgive this life time Vermonter here, but his accent was so strong and he talked so fast I could only understand 2/3ds of what he was saying, but that ant my fault LOL< so I went on because I wanted to scam this scammer))

so, altho my computer was turned off I told him it was turned on, then he started telling me to push these keys and those keys and then told me to sign on to AOL,

at that I told him I pushed those keys but my computer locked-up on me,

he told me that is OK, just turn the computer on,

LOL

so I told him again my computer is locked-up,

he said again that is OK, just push the button to turn the computer on,

so I said the computer is turned on, but it's locked-up,

LOL,, and again he told me that is OK, I just need to sign on to AOL,

so now I said, I cant, it's not working,

he says just push the button to turn it on,

so I say it is on but my computer is locked-up,

at this time he gives me a long pause and then asks me to give him a minute to consult with his fellow worker,

((so now I'm thinking that he is thinking my computer is locked in a room and I can't get to it))

so after he asked me to wait a minute I said OK, and I turned the phone off LOL

LOL I thought the call was over,,,,,,,,,, NOT, about 1 minutes later he calls me back LOL,

LOL he again tells me to turn my computer on and sign onto AOL

so I tell him again my computer is on but it's locked-up,

LOL another long pause, then he again asks for me to wait,

OK I will wait,

well he started to tell me to push this key and that key and I told him my computer is locked, nothing is working and the only thing working is the mouse,

LOL so now he said "I see, nothing is working"

I said that is OK because my brother is a programmer and he can fix it,

LOL the guy now says to me you need a computer technician,

so I say (again) my brother is a programmer

and he says he is a computer technician and he can fix it,

and I say (again) my brother is a programmer and technician, and he has been programing computers since 1968, he can fix it,

and he said>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> OK. and then a long pause,

LOL

so I said I will just have my brother fix it and I said thank you anyway's and hung up

end of call LOL

the thing is my brother really is a programmer and he really has been programing computers since 1968..
I got thinking later that I screwed it up, I should have told him that I did get on AOL, and then when I did what he wanted I should have told him a photo of Mickey Mouse popped up, if I get this call again you can bet I'm going to jerk this guy around for as long as I can, anyone see Gooffy lately LOL

BTW, as I was telling my son about this call my son said that most likely he was reading from a scrip and he was pausing as he was looking for what he should say next

that's about it

Jim
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12-19-2013 01:33 AM  3 years agoPost 2
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http://www.dailyfinance.com/2013/02...ft-phone-fraud/

Most times, they use a random-dialing machine and when someone picks up, they connect you to a human.

Because you picked up, your number is now in a database of "live numbers" and you can expect to start getting a lot more calls.
Most will be hang-ups or FAX machines.

Playing with them is fun - while you are on the call. Then you pay the price in the long run with more and more scam / hang-ups / FAX machine calls.

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12-19-2013 02:38 AM  3 years agoPost 3
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Good job, Gearhead.

It is fun, we get a bunch of junk calls, old phone numbers etc, so one more pest, isn't going to matter. And if were tying them up, playing our games that's one person somewhere else that want get scammed.

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12-19-2013 04:16 AM  3 years agoPost 4
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if I get more, I got a Granny voice to pull out, this is Granny don't you know, they start talking and I interrupt again with this is Granny don't you know, who are you looking for, Jim, this is Granny, can't you hear, I just told you, this is Granny, I can't talk now my cat is $hiten on the rug don't you know (click)

LOL

Jim
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