posted on Mar, 16 2012 @ 02:22 PM
I suppose this could have gone in Rant, but this section looks like it fits, too.
There are times when I get calls from “Credit Card Services” sometimes two or three times a day. A robot voice announces that because of my good
credit I am eligible for a low interest rate on my cards. The only requirement is that I must owe at least $5,000. Press “1” to speak with an
operator. BTW I am on the do not call lists already. This stuff is completely illegal.
For the longest time I just hung up, but I’ve begun pressing “1” to see what happens. If you try to say, “Take me off this list,” the
response is an immediate hang-up. Obviously they have been taught to do this. It wastes time if they argue with you. If you go to Google and type in
one of the numbers (of which there are many) you can see that others have reported the same thing, including operators swearing at them, etc. The
numbers do get reported, but nothing is ever done to stop these guys.
Yesterday I got one of these calls. The Caller ID said “Scam Call,” interestingly enough. I wonder who hacked in to do that? In any case I pressed
“1” and got a guy on the line. I copped an accent to pretend I was not a native English speaker and had a conversation with him. I was told to
“get my card number,” so I excitedly told him it was in the other room, so I would put the phone down and go get it. I put the phone down and just
left it there. Several minutes later I figured we were done so I hung up. A few minutes later the guy called back and said, “Why did you hang up the
phone?” I just laughed and hung up. I then received two more calls in quick succession, all from different numbers. He was obviously retaliating.
So now I’ve got this air blast horn intended for use on boats. It’s very loud and I was thinking of using it next time I get one of these calls.
But I’ve had second thoughts. You might hurt someone that way if they had on headphones. I don’t really want to injure anyone, but it’s kind of
like I’m at war with these guys and I’d like to find a way to get these calls to stop.
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