Started by Hoofer, April 02, 2021, 08:16:42 AM
Quote from: Hoofer on April 23, 2021, 07:48:08 AM"This is your FINAL warning! Our records show, the warranty on your car is about to RUN OUT, to extend it, press #1 now, or #2 to be taken off our call list."Well, don't press #2, it'll just move you to another SCAMMER.BTW.... if you're the kind of person who gives out personal information to a cold caller - you shouldn't have a phone. No matter who it is, *never* give out any personal information to anyone who calls you. If what they're selling is SO IMPORTANT - ask them to just mail it.Here's the real rub, if they don't have ALL your personal information, why are they claiming they do? "Just need to confirm our information is correct... What is your SSN, Name & Address?" Wait, a sec, YOU CALLED ME, claiming the IRS has an open investigation, or my computer is crashing the internet, or my Iphone has been HACKED - yet, you're asking me for what...?Of course, I always press #1, and wait patiently for the Extended Warranty Coverage on my "non-existent car" ... Truth is, we drive "trucks", not cars. "Blah - Blah - Blah.... what is the Year, Make & Model of your Car?"I don't have a car, but I want one, can you help me get a car?"Blah - Blah - Blah.... what is the Year, Make & Model of your Car?"I don't have a car, but I want one, can you help me get a car?"Blah - Blah - Blah.... what is the Year, Make & Model of your Car?"I don't have a car, but I want one, can you help me get a car?"Blah - Blah - Blah.... what is the Year, Make & Model of your Car?"I don't have a car, but I want one, can you help me get a car?"Blah - Blah - Blah.... what is the Year, Make & Model of your Car?"I don't have a car, but I want one, can you help me get a car?"Blah - Blah - Blah.... what is the Year, Make & Model of your Car?"Literally... 2 minutes of that."I can't help you get a car."Oh, do I need a Driver's License to drive a Car?"You don't own a Car?"Nope, but, I want to get a car, so I can get your extended warranty coverage.<click>My co-worker, worked for Hughes, in the call-center, he said to keep them on the line as long as possible, don't give them anything, no information, just keep asking stupid questions (makes them hang on longer), and eventually, they will hang up. Time wasted with no-go-type calls are the worst.I've read it's not good to say, "Yes" or "No" in case they're recording the call (which they probably do), and might edit the conversation to indicate you just donated your house to an Indian in Bangalore.Another rule for me, since our company DOES offshore tech support to India (there are some pretty sharp tech support people - you gotta be pretty dedicated to work-from-home at 2am in your parent's house, IMO, supporting OUR company!) - So, if the calling party has a thick accent... yeah... they're not really continental USA based company - no brainer!Bottom line, IMHO - if you buy ANYTHING, or donate ANYTHING to a cold caller - you're a fool, and the calls are going to start coming - your name is on THEIR lists. Even if the "Police Society" or whatever well sounding charitable organization calls - ask them to MAIL it to you. Working in the telecom industry for decades, and set up these Call Centers, meeting the people manning the desks... I wouldn't trust them with my credit card information. On the other hand, I will harass them... they did call me, and legally, I can say anything I want, recorded line or not.
Quote from: dickfoster on April 23, 2021, 08:34:30 AMThe best one i ever did was some asshole selling solar panels for my roof. They.'d call constantly until one day I decided to have a little fun. Talked to that shit for brains for nealerly an hour before I finally decided go ruin his day. I went on and on about my south facing roof etc. etc. His chops were wet and he just knew he had one in the bag. I think I even had him looking at my house on google earth . Then I decided to lower the boom, BTW I have a Calshake roof, that isn't a problem is it? CLICK, silence and they never ever called me again.
Quote from: Hoofer on May 18, 2021, 08:33:28 PMGotta come up with some way to combat these AI calls.They don't allow me to press 1 and get a live operator sucker, so I wind up wasting MY time, instead of THEIRS.It's still the same Spoofing (using someone else's phone number) and Spamming (anything to get my personal data).As a rule, don't ever give out personal information over the phone, tell them to use the USPS... 99% of the time, nothing ever shows up.
Quote from: Solar on May 18, 2021, 09:35:30 PMWe bought a new Panasonic phone with call block. Model # PNLC1077.Rings once then cuts them off. I now get one ring and it's gone, used to ring on and on 20, 30 times, then if you picked up, you couldn't hang up until they did.Sure, they still call, but the frequency has dropped by 90%, and it was only about 1 or 2 numbers that were doing all of it.I suspect the numbers we saw on the phone were designed to deceive, when in fact it was only a handful of call scammers.All this time I just assumed there were more than 20.I like the phone, but it doesn't have a port for a headset.
Quote from: dickfoster on May 19, 2021, 04:46:29 AMSure it does if it uses a regular RJ10 style handset connection.
Quote from: Solar on May 19, 2021, 05:15:31 AMIt was a real disappointment, all my Panasonic phones in the past had it standard, but not this one.
Quote from: Hoofer on May 19, 2021, 08:19:35 AMI think you guys meant RJ11...? Whatever...Had not even considered a phone that would allow White/Black listing - geeeeze... I work in the industry... I guess it shows, I completely unplug from work while at home. Last thing I want to think about are POTS Lines - after working on Gigbit & Terabit circuits... 56k vs 100G - guess which one is EASIER (bigger is easier, the optics do all the work!).OK - I need to search for white/black listing, CID, 2 lines, answering machine phone.Got 2 of these calls in the last hour .... they are taxing my patience.
Quote from: Solar on May 19, 2021, 08:23:24 AMLet me know what you find. I think this may be a new feature on the Mkt, which is why we didn't research it further, because I definitely need a headset to hear properly.If you find a better one, I may replace this one, though I really do appreciate the quality of the Panasonic phone, damn near bullet proof.
Quote from: walkstall on May 19, 2021, 08:34:50 AMThink about bluetooth hearing aids. They work great for me. (no cord)