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Title: Phone Scammers
Post by: mcbain on August 15, 2019, 08:30:08 PM
Hi.Guys be super aware of a new scam.I have gotton3 messages on my machine.5 different numbers to call.These sick parasites do not give up.They say you have a refund coming but are really only after a credid card number.They almost fooled me,I am expecting a refund from a Amazon deal that went sideways but amazon does not work that way.Amazon uses email they do not call at all times of day and night.Time to bring back the death penalty.Wow would that slow these creeps down.Mcbain.
Title: Re: Phone Scammers
Post by: graeme1955 on August 16, 2019, 09:38:33 AM
yeah also some guy posing as an agent for canada revenue out there as well trying for banking information as well, I agree with you, something should be done with scammers, they should be made to break rocks all day
Title: Re: Phone Scammers
Post by: sunshine on August 17, 2019, 08:27:07 AM
yeah also some guy posing as an agent for canada revenue out there as well trying for banking information as well, I agree with you, something should be done with scammers, they should be made to break rocks all day
I break rocks all day for fun, so your suggested solution is too good for these folks.  Actually, the only good thing about so much scamming that everybody is now tuned in.  There are so many scams that most people are aware and very wary. 
Title: Re: Phone Scammers
Post by: mcbain on August 18, 2019, 08:48:09 PM
What baffles me is the cost.How do they get it for free?They use thousands of hours of Cell or internet time.All calls from any where in the world always come thru a ontario based phone system(another puzzle)The CRA scammers worked out of a shack in India for five years.Surely ther would be some kind of phone bill attached?These guys are calling 24/7.If I go above my alotted time I am cut off.Just saying.Luck ,Mcbain.
Title: Re: Phone Scammers
Post by: sunshine on August 21, 2019, 08:16:53 AM
I understand that they IP thru the internet and pop out into the local phone system giving them a local shared phone number.   There are web sites that allow this "service".  So they have no long distance or other charges.  It is just a matter of numbers.  They call and call and call, looking for the one mark (not Mark) who falls for the scam.
Title: Re: Phone Scammers
Post by: JOE S (INDY) on October 11, 2019, 09:08:06 PM
I read a news article on a recent reverse scam - pretty interesting.

A young Irish guy was called on a securities scam - and he knew exactly what the story really was.  The scammer guy wanted a thousand Quid as part of the scam and the young guy told him that he would set up a bank account to receive the "Big Profits" after he "Bought into" the deal.  Then, the young guy told the scammer that the Irish bank wouldn't allow any transaction to go out to the scammer through because it suspected a scam.  The young guy said that in order to "buy in" to the deal the scammer had to make a token deposit into the Irish bank account.  At that point the scammer sent 25 Quid to the bank account which the young Irish guy withdrew, closing the account and making a donation to a cancer non-profit organization. 

Net result - the scammer was scammed and the money went to charity.   [email protected]*

Well, the
Title: Re: Phone Scammers
Post by: White Dog on October 12, 2019, 06:29:52 AM
I had one that said they were the New Westminster police wanting donations to help kids. I told em I would give em $100....just send a cop around to pick it up