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Old 12-21-2013, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Have received dozens of scam calls from Generations FCU 210-319-73@vtext.com

wonder if it will ever stop???
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Old 12-21-2013, 11:19 PM
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Location: Ohio
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Gotta give me a clue!! What the heck does 'herpa derpa' mean!?
"herpa derpa" = "blah blah blah"

Just nonsense words, being used as filler in the example.
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Old 12-21-2013, 11:22 PM
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Location: Ohio
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...and similarly, I have received multiple calls from "Microsoft Support" saying they have detected a virus on my computer.

I really hate scams like this that prey on those that want to do the right thing.
I got several of these, too. The calls ended abruptly when I finally told one of the callers these two sentences: "You're not from Microsoft. You're a phishing scam."
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Old 12-23-2013, 09:02 AM
 
Location: The Lone Star State!
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Total scam!! Lots of people are getting similar phone calls these days. Just ignore it and report the number. Block the number from your cell phone. It's sad and pathetic how scam artists take advantage of innocent people and try to scare them into giving personal information.
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Old 12-23-2013, 11:03 AM
Bo Bo won $500 in our forum's Most Engaging Poster Contest - Tenth Edition (Apr-May 2014). 

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Location: Ohio
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Just ignore it and report the number. Block the number from your cell phone. It's sad and pathetic how scam artists take advantage of innocent people and try to scare them into giving personal information.
Your solution is an over-simplification of a complex problem.

These scammers usually originate from outside the US and use Caller ID spoofing tools to make their call appear from a different number every time. There's no single number to be blocked, so you can't program your phone to block a number or complain to your phone provider about calls from that number. Also, there's no government agency that addresses scam attempts that originate from outside the country.
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Old 12-27-2013, 12:21 PM
 
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Your solution is an over-simplification of a complex problem.

These scammers usually originate from outside the US and use Caller ID spoofing tools to make their call appear from a different number every time. There's no single number to be blocked, so you can't program your phone to block a number or complain to your phone provider about calls from that number. Also, there's no government agency that addresses scam attempts that originate from outside the country.
do what i do: use google voice. they have unique features that allow you to block ANYONE, even anonymous callers without the 'block anon callers' feature. they use something similar to a mac address.. a unique identifier for every caller on their network. you can block people based on that, and if they call with a different number but the identifier matches a block on your list.. it doesnt get through!

sure, you might have to change numbers twice (cell phone to semi-stop annoying calls and registering a new google voice number), but it will dramatically cut down on the amount of bs / spam calls you get.
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Old 12-27-2013, 12:35 PM
 
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If you don't want to change numbers, you can usually port your number to Google Voice.
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