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    It started: scam call

    First time I've ever received a scam call in the middle of the night, 12:45 AM to be exact.

    A name and the originating phone number (my area code and exchange along with 0000) was on the display.

    It was bound to happen sooner or later.

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    I read something saying that this year half of all calls will be scams and garbage.
    I turned off the ringer on my land line. At night I have to put my cell on silent so I don't get woken up by bullcrap at 7am. I never answer an unknown number now. When they go to voicemail it is always either 3 seconds of silence or the middle of a recording trying to sell me a knee brace( lol?)
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    Yep.....we unplugged our landline years ago.
    Nothing but scammers and telemarketers....even when we were on the 'Dont Call' list.
    Why even have a landline.....?
    Because it is cheaper keeping the landline in the Verizon (rip off!) bundle package then not having it.
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    I never give out my landline number and it's been enough years that I can guarantee every call is a robocaller or a Microsoft "technician" telling me my computer is AFU.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RF Overlord View Post
    I never give out my landline number and it's been enough years that I can guarantee every call is a robocaller or a Microsoft "technician" telling me my computer is AFU.


    Thatís because I keep giving them your number Bob.


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    It started: scam call

    Got rid of our land line years ago.
    Always keep my cell phone on mute.
    Always give out our old land line or work main phone number when I have to give a phone number.
    Never give out our email.


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    Unfortunately, I have a close friend who insists on forwarding crap, mostly political, to me and a host of others.

    When they forward to others, and they forward to others, and they forward to others, the chain is endless.

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