I tried to keep from laughing while the phone call said I had won a million dollars

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  1. lethal tupperwa

    lethal tupperwa

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    I "listened" while for 40 minutes I was told who would be coming to present the check and new car.

    then we got to the fee that "must be paid the bank by CASH CARD" to cash your million dollar check.

    and yes I had a drivers license, so I could drive my new Mercedes .

    at which point I hung up.

    note to anyone who doesn't know you don't get told you "won" by phone.
     
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  2. Ramjet38

    Ramjet38 Mentally Frozen

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    You listened for 40 minutes?
     
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  3. FullClip

    FullClip Native Mainiac CLM

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    Well, if the prize is legit, that works out to something like 1.7 million bucks an hour.

    Is your time more valuable than that Mr. Moneybags??
     
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  4. pittpa

    pittpa What did I come in here for?

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    OP is a good listener. Not the norm nowadays. :)
     
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  5. M2 Carbine

    M2 Carbine

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    I pretty much avoidable this BS.

    I do not answer any phone call that I don't recognize.
    If it's important they can leave a voice mail. Few ever do.
     
  6. willie_pete

    willie_pete NRA Life Member

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    I love getting the “poll” calls. The last time I was a Haitian, unemployed waitress between 21and 30 years of age, with a baby at home and no baby daddy around. I’m currently renting my hovel.

    I’ll be voting for Biden my mail.
     
  7. Batesmotel

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    Asking very insistently what color undies they were wearing worked pretty good for years. Went straight to the do not call EVER list. With everything being computerized it doesn’t work now.
     
  8. Trench Sweeper

    Trench Sweeper On the day of your birth death began stalking you

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    You're lucky OP. All I ever get is last chance to extend my vehicle warranty, or how to "fix" my credit. I never knew either had a problem.
     
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  9. ThatGuyYouKnow

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    I answered one call, this was back when spoofing local numbers was new, and I have a very male voice - got called "Mrs." more than once. So I kept going with them, acting as the "Mrs." and then when they needed some real info, I told them they'd have to call back and talk to my husband, Catherine. Then I hung up on them.
     
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  10. XNavyvet71

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    You might want to check into Smart Call Blocker for your land lines. We got new cordless phones with the call blocker built in. Have had phones 4 days and phone dumps spam calls after 1 muted ring. I like it.
     
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  11. TBO

    TBO Why so serious? CLM

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    I hope you repeatedly interrupted with, "Am I being detained".

    Sent from my Jack boot using Copatalk
     
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    Yep going on 40 minutes it sounds like. Thats an eternity on a spam phone call.




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  13. TBO

    TBO Why so serious? CLM

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    Spam... now I'm hungry :eat:

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  14. MurrayNevada

    MurrayNevada USMC (MOS 0369) (RVN 69-70)

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    I bought and sent the CASH CARD. Are you suggesting that it's not legit? Couldn't be so. Mr. Ryan, with the Indian accent, assured me I had won. He sounded very sincere.
     
  15. Dr. Leaky

    Dr. Leaky Know-It-All

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    I fried up some Spam for breakfast...
     
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  16. Glock & Spiel

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    I'll listen to the Indian call center folks for maybe ten minutes. Zero interest on credit card type of call. They seem to know my payment history which qualifies me for the low interest rate. About the time they start to ask for the card number I try to squeeze in a question. It's tough sometimes to interrupt their script, which they follow very closely.

    Once they allow me to ask a question it usually goes like this:

    Can I purchase some naked pictures of your sister, benchod? The ones where she is screwing the Pakistani soldier. Hey, did you see where the Pakistani's shot down one of your MiG 29's last year and killed the pilot? Can't you all even defeat the Pakistani Air Force? It's understandable though, after all you were under Colonial rule for over 100 years. Sissies!
     
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  17. Lt. Donn

    Lt. Donn PSO Survivor. currently in NW Georgia

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    I am blessed...had this new smart phone for a year...no spam calls ever... don't have a landline...I understand most of the persistent calls are on landlines
     
  18. Sig M11

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    You would be surprised how many elderly people believe they won the Publishers Clearing House.

    They do need to pay insurance on the millions.
     
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    Sig M11

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    If I have a long work drive....and I get a call from IRS Agent "Steve" (who oddly sounds like he is in a Boiler Room operation in India)...

    I will let Special Agent Steve threaten me with arrest for the entire drive.

    Figure...If he is talking with me...he isn't ripping someone else off.

    It's fantastic when you hear them deflate after waiting for 15 minutes for you to find your credit card...and you start reading numbers off...

    And tell them...oh sorry. That account is closed...let me go get ANOTHER credit card.

    (15 minutes singing show tunes while Steve waits...yell at the dog while looking for the card. "Did you Daddy's wallet??? Bad Boy. Very Bad.)

    Sorry Agent Steve....let me see if i can find ANOTHER credit card...
     
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  20. ThatGuyYouKnow

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    I had an elderly relative get scammed out of $1000 or so a few years back. Not sure which one they fell for, but the immediate family had to start manning the phone and ended up disconnecting it.