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Old 10-27-2018, 02:45 PM
 
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So my neighbor, having gotten the ‘grandson in trouble’ call several times before, was ready when she got another one.

She swears this is how is went;

Hi Grandma, it’s your grandson.
Well, well, I finally get another phone call from you.
Grandma, I’m in a little trouble. I need money.
Look, last time you called, I sent you the money to make your problem ‘go away’. I’m not going to risk prison just because you can’t control yourself around your hookers. Where is the body this time?

Click.

I hope they call me soon!
Hilarious! I love your neighbor.
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Old 10-27-2018, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I got a the "grandchild in trouble" call not long ago.


Scammer: "Hello Grandma. This is your favorite grandson. I need help."


Me: "Really? Kevin? You sound so different."


S: "I have a cold."


M: "I never heard of a cold causing a native speaker of English to acquire a South Asian accent."


Click.
Lmao
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Old 10-27-2018, 02:51 PM
 
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I want to know what the rude part was!
Some slur against women.[mod cut - unnecessary and rude]

Last edited by VTsnowbird; 10-27-2018 at 06:08 PM..
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Old 10-27-2018, 03:17 PM
 
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I don't answer calls unless I know the number calling. When I don't answer, they rarely leave any kind of a message. I just got a call today from across the country which I didn't answer and no message left. I don't know what they wanted and I don't care.
Yes this! I dont understand why people answer calls from telephone numbers they do not know. It Starts there.
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Old 10-27-2018, 03:35 PM
 
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I got a text from my 30-something nephew last year, saying he had gotten hurt on vacation in Florida and needed some money to pay bills while he recovered. Thanks to all the "grandparent scams" I thought the text was a scam, emailed other family members to see what they thought, etc. They all agreed it sounded scammy, hadn't heard about him getting hurt, etc. Turned out he had seriously gotten hurt in a diving accident! Well, I figured it out quickly enough.
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Old 10-27-2018, 04:11 PM
 
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Its not the gov’t fault. The fraudsters have technology that bypasses the Do Not Call lists. I get “local calls” that are fake. It’s called spoofing.
I understand the government has no interest or ability to trace these calls. Also go ahead and try to report the specifics for a scam call. No one will care or want to follow up.
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Old 10-27-2018, 04:14 PM
 
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What do you suggest the federal government should do? Short of shutting down all telephone networks, how can the federal government stop one person from calling another and attempting to scam them?
The first step is to enforce Do Not Call.
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Old 10-27-2018, 06:47 PM
 
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I believe the government does not want to interfere with business, to the extent that they are looking the other way and letting some of this scam stuff alone. They don't want to stop phone solicitations. Stopping the scams or a do not call list that works might interfere with some, somewhat, or just barely legal, legitimate business.
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Old 10-27-2018, 07:01 PM
 
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I just hang up,never talk,good by.
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Old 10-27-2018, 07:13 PM
 
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The first step is to enforce Do Not Call.
They do. Legitimate businesses abide by Do Not Call; scammers don't. Scammers can call you from anywhere in the world. What is the US government supposed to do about a call you receive originating from some other country?
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