Scams

Want to sell something? Have a request? Want to give something away? Advertise local services, etc. here.

Re: Scams

Postby CrustyOldFart » Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:16 am

ergot: Like most good God-fearing people whenever someone I don't know calls me up and wants to sell me something, or sign up for something, or tells me I won something, or wants to talk money in any way, I simply cuss the jerk out. I try to be creative and unleash an intense string of profanities just for the fun of it and to possibly teach the jerk a lesson.
User avatar
CrustyOldFart
Ancient Bristlecone
 
Posts: 299
Joined: Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:03 am

Re: Scams

Postby Sparky of SoCal » Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:33 am

CrustyOldFart wrote:ergot: Like most good God-fearing people whenever someone I don't know calls me up and wants to sell me something, or sign up for something, or tells me I won something, or wants to talk money in any way, I simply cuss the jerk out. I try to be creative and unleash an intense string of profanities just for the fun of it and to possibly teach the jerk a lesson.


Agree, sometimes the rant can be the best thing to happen to me all day. It is a game to chew their butts and see how degrading I can be. I don't even care if they are working from home feeding 8 kids and housing aged in laws while the wife is serving time for hooking.
Sparky of SoCal
Backcountry Hiker
 
Posts: 151
Joined: Mon Oct 15, 2012 5:19 am

Re: Scams

Postby BoraxBill » Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:13 am

What's most annoying are the robocalls. It's pointless to cuss them out. No satisfaction in that. Hanging up as quickly as possible is the best policy. I need to get on one of those don't call lists. The phone company probably ought to take care of that as an automatic option. Not sure why they don't.
User avatar
BoraxBill
Backcountry Hiker
 
Posts: 187
Joined: Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:22 am
Location: Lake Manly

Re: Scams

Postby tronagirl » Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:19 am

FBI warns about 'virtual kidnapping' especially around Spring Break
I know a few people who are so fed up with their kids that they'd probably laugh if someone tried this scam on them!
:laugh:
tronagirl
Ancient Bristlecone
 
Posts: 525
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:55 am

Re: Scams

Postby tronagirl » Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:40 am

Scammers threaten residents for missing jury duty
There's plenty of people that would say that jury duty itself is a scam, but in this scam the scammer says you missed jury duty when you didn't even know you had it and then demands that you pay a fine in order to avoid being arrested.
tronagirl
Ancient Bristlecone
 
Posts: 525
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:55 am

Re: Scams

Postby recluse » Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:49 am

2 On Your Side: Tax-Prep Scams
Most people are skeptical enough not to fall for this kind of thing, but not everyone!
User avatar
recluse
Ancient Bristlecone
 
Posts: 241
Joined: Sun Mar 08, 2015 7:48 am
Location: where you'd least expect

Previous

Return to Want Ads

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest