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Old 11-13-2018, 05:04 PM #1
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I get at least 20 phone calls a week from scammers.before you say anything I do not answer my phone I just leave a Funny Lizzie Borden message on my machine,Soon as I say I do not talk to scammers or telemarketers they hang up ,then again I get some jerks who let the entire message go through and then they dont leave a message,Now I got Comcast bugging me and I paid my bill.I will not tolerate scammers and believe me I know who they are.If you every get a phone call from someone and they wont leave a message and if you have caller Id just look at the number type it up and the number will tell u whether they are scams or not.I do know that sometimes these callers just freak me out and I get scared.I dont know why but I just got one again and I am anxious.Please be careful with these scammers.Just because I am old they think I am stupid I am not.
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It's not just phone calls, I get email scams in my email as well. I just don't answer the phone to unknown numbers and I don't open emails if I don't know who they are from. They get deleted.
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Yes, they do come to emails as well. But most of those gmail automatically sends to my Spam folder and I never even see them. I used my email to sign up for a lot of lists that I need to unsubscribe from.
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My wife and i have a rule in our house. no one answers any phone calls they dont recognize the phone number. our phones also allow us to block calls. we hear the phone ring. check the number if its not a number we recognize then we wait for the message. if the message is from a robo call or telemarketer or scammer we add that number to our phones blocking list. the next time they call from that number they dont get our voicemail or us, they get the phone company's robo message that they are blocked and their call has been forwarded to the local phone company for investigation of violating the do not call registry, scams and unwanted telemarketing calls.

email same thing we mark the offending emails for our spam box and we never open them the email provider automatically deletes our spam box every day or two.

our business line hardly ever gets hit by scammers and telemarketers.
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I get at least 20 phone calls a week from scammers.before you say anything I do not answer my phone I just leave a Funny Lizzie Borden message on my machine,Soon as I say I do not talk to scammers or telemarketers they hang up ,then again I get some jerks who let the entire message go through and then they dont leave a message,Now I got Comcast bugging me and I paid my bill.I will not tolerate scammers and believe me I know who they are.If you every get a phone call from someone and they wont leave a message and if you have caller Id just look at the number type it up and the number will tell u whether they are scams or not.I do know that sometimes these callers just freak me out and I get scared.I dont know why but I just got one again and I am anxious.Please be careful with these scammers.Just because I am old they think I am stupid I am not.
I agree with both of you, scammers are mean and obnoxious! I use a call blocker app on my phone and delete the emails that land in my spam folder. And I NEVER click on suspicious emails. And when people message me forwards on Facebook, I don't do those either. I message the sender, asking them to please not send me those as there is no telling where they came from.

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I agree with both of you, scammers are mean and obnoxious! I use a call blocker app on my phone and delete the emails that land in my spam folder. And I NEVER click on suspicious emails. And when people message me forwards on Facebook, I don't do those either. I message the sender, asking them to please not send me those as there is no telling where they came from.

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I just say in an English accent you have reached the Lizzie Borden mansion ,to all scammers and telemarketers you are being reported then I blow a raspberry into the phone people that I do know laugh when they hear that message,they say I do a pretty good English accent,i love the English accent.However this was so funny my mother use to get mad when she called me she would say I cannot stand that woman who she is anyway ,I had to hold back on my laughing because if she knew it was me she would say I am nuts.No I just got a great sense of humor.She would actually come out and say she is rude I was never rude and she wish I could get rid of here.If she only knew it was me she was talking about.I do get scam emails to but just like the phone I dont open up anything just delete it The same with the phone if I dont know who is calling I assume it is a scam when they dont answer,also I read that you should push a button saying if you want to be taken off this call list press one or two somethign like that ,never ever by no means do that because it just means you will continue to,call you,and perhaps give our numbers out to everyone.i think scammers are the lowest form of life .feasting on young and old people trying to scam us of our money I got a couple of scams in the mail I knew right away it was a scam they said I could stuff there booklets for 2,500 dollars a week dont I wish, plus they wanted me to send them money .Nope I aint that stupid unfortunately there will be people out there,who will believe them and send the money,It just sickens me how people can be so cruel,why dont they go and work from a living instead of scamming people,To darn lazy to work,I just wish that they could catch these criminals a lot of them stem from INdia
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