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I just got an interesting phone call- - - -
#1399849 Wed Mar 03 2021 04:17 PM
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"Ring- - - -Ring- - - -"

"Hello!"

"Hi, Grandpa, how are you today?"

"Pretty good- - - -what's new with you?"

"Not so good- - - -I'm in trouble! Can you help me?"

"That's too bad- - - -what's your name, and when is your birthday?"

Long pause- - - - -"Uhhhhh- - - -Michael?"

"Sorry 'Michael'- - - -wrong guess!- - - -I don't have a grandson with that name, and if I did, he wouldn't be speaking with an east Indian accent!"

CLICK!

Danged scam artists!
Jerry


The murder victim was drowned in a bathtub full of Rice Krispies and milk.
The coroner blamed the crime on a cereal killer!

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!
Re: I just got an interesting phone call- - - -
Hotrod Lincoln #1399852 Wed Mar 03 2021 04:29 PM
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I had one call like that a couple of years ago. Since they prey on old folks it's a sign you're a geezer. grin


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Re: I just got an interesting phone call- - - -
Hotrod Lincoln #1399855 Wed Mar 03 2021 04:41 PM
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My mom got a similar call a number of years ago and they knew my nephew's name, but they still couldn't pass the smell test.

Got the whole story from my sister. Even better than I remembered. grin
Caller: Hi, Grandma it’s your favorite grandson.
Mom: Ian, you sound different.
Caller: Grandma, I’m in trouble. I need money for a lawyer.
Mom: But Ian, you ARE a lawyer.
“Click”

I've gotten the "Hi I'm from Microsoft and we've noticed problems with your computer." call. Had a little fun with the bozos. wink

Last edited by klhansen; Mon Mar 08 2021 09:34 PM. Reason: Corrected story

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Re: I just got an interesting phone call- - - -
Hotrod Lincoln #1399856 Wed Mar 03 2021 04:45 PM
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One of my friends learned a few phrases in Hindi- - - - -now he informs those kinds of callers that their mothers haver intimate relations with goats- - - -in their own language! He's usually rewarded by an instant hang up! The most persistent scammers claim to be from "Dish Network", claiming our receiver is about to go out of date and offering an "upgrade". I kept one of those guys on the line for 45 minutes once, by asking a bunch of nonsensical questions before informing him that I knew that Dish NEVER makes unsolicited calls. He was furious! I laughed at him and hung up!
Jerry


The murder victim was drowned in a bathtub full of Rice Krispies and milk.
The coroner blamed the crime on a cereal killer!

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!
Re: I just got an interesting phone call- - - -
Hotrod Lincoln #1399858 Wed Mar 03 2021 05:19 PM
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A few years ago my mother in law answered the phone and a person said hi grandma, guess who this is, she answered with my oldest sons name. The caller then says you don't recognize my voice because I was in an accident and broke my nose. I need help but don't tell my parents, I am in Miami. Luckily she called my wife and stopped all this but she was still concerned she should not have told her since she promised not to. They called back several times one was supposed to be a lawyer demanding money.

After all this, months later we heard a good friend of ours had a friend scammed the same way and his kids called this person Grandpa, he fell for it and coughed up 4,000 dollars. It caused a huge rift and they are no longer friends.


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Re: I just got an interesting phone call- - - -
Hotrod Lincoln #1399869 Wed Mar 03 2021 06:48 PM
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I fell for one of those locked computer scams about 5 years ago I still get notices that automatic renewal is in effect, renew but the card was canceled long ago. That last one I kept on the line for 20 minutes until I told him I was with a fraud squad and f ed me and hung up.


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Re: I just got an interesting phone call- - - -
Hotrod Lincoln #1399880 Wed Mar 03 2021 08:56 PM
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I love the "your car warranty is about to expire" calls.
I like to sound all excited, start listing my rigs, the '99 Tahoe with 230,000 miles generally gets them to hang up.

Last edited by BC59; Wed Mar 03 2021 08:59 PM.

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Re: I just got an interesting phone call- - - -
Hotrod Lincoln #1399947 Thu Mar 04 2021 12:22 PM
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I've been getting calls from "Account Services" . I keep blocking the calls but it keeps coming with different phone numbers. I've also been geeting calls from Maryland and Pennsylvania. I"m on the block call list but it doesn't seem to work anymore.


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Hotrod Lincoln #1399995 Thu Mar 04 2021 07:39 PM
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This is fun stuff to hear! Doc.


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Re: I just got an interesting phone call- - - -
Hotrod Lincoln #1400023 Thu Mar 04 2021 09:39 PM
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Posts: 22,144
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The guy with the heavy East Indian accent who called this morning from "Publisher's Clearing House" asked "How are you doing today?" I replied "Much better than you, because I'm not sitting in a cubicle somewhere harassing people on the telephone!" He implied that I have some canine ancestry and suggested that I do something that's anatomically impossible before hanging up! Made my day!
Jerry


The murder victim was drowned in a bathtub full of Rice Krispies and milk.
The coroner blamed the crime on a cereal killer!

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!
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