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Old 08-29-2019, 07:09 AM
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I know that when there is a call on my phone with no ID or with an unknown name it is a scam or someone trying to sell something.
Today DH left to take DGS back home, a 3 hour trip. I see DH's name come up on my phone. High alert! He never calls while driving.
When I answer I get the offer to lower my credit card interest. How do they do this?
Anyone else get a call like this?


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Old 08-29-2019, 07:16 AM
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I love it when it is your own number calling you at that number. My worst ones are the "medicare" advocates, but I have had the lower your credit card interest ones too. I just don't answer most calls. I figure if it's important they will leave a message.
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Old 08-29-2019, 07:22 AM
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That is so creepy! I have never had it happen when it was the phone number of a family member. I don't answer unfamiliar numbers anymore either. One time a woman called me andlit into me about never calling her again. I was as stymied as she was.
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Old 08-29-2019, 07:28 AM
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I just saw a news story about AT&T and T-Mobile coming out with an ID verification protocol to prevent call spoofing. Verizon already has it within its own network.
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Old 08-29-2019, 07:53 AM
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Yes, they get angry if you answer by accident and don't give the info they want.

Funny moment for me. DH and I were at the County Fair and we saw the sheriff. My DH knows him quite well. I say to him, "Hey, I got a phone call from the IRS telling me you were on your way to our house and would be there in 45 minutes. I put on coffee and you know I always have home baked items. You never showed!" He laughed, and said, "I heard from a lot of others that I was on my way. Be serious. I have deputies for that. I never get to leave the office, too much paper work to get done."


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Old 08-29-2019, 08:17 AM
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Scams: Credit cards we only have one that we pay off monthly
College Loans payed off before I went on Medicare


Now it is Election Season which will will last for the next 14 months.
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Old 08-29-2019, 08:30 AM
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They called my 89 yr old uncle offering to help pay off his student loans.
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Old 08-29-2019, 11:15 AM
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That was a new scam and rather scary as to how they got your husband's name to come up. It's becoming rather unsettling how they can find new ways to get us to answer these scam phone calls!
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I had one that was supposedly my SIL.
Old 08-29-2019, 02:06 PM
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She was asking if I had gotten my $150,000 from someplace that gives money to retired people. I said I’m not retired, and if it really was my SIL, I would have known. They don’t quit. I reported it to instant messenger on Facebook.
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Old 08-29-2019, 03:32 PM
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I got a really interesting call the other day.
I was talking to my sister on our landlines. Yes we both still have landlines. At the exact same time each of our cell phones rang. Hers showed it was me calling and mine showed it was her calling me. Now how does that even happen??!!


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Old 08-30-2019, 09:40 AM
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Thanks for the heads up! I never heard of this happening...yikes.
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Old 08-31-2019, 08:52 AM
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Wow! Thats so creepy— I had never heard of these scams before.
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Old 08-31-2019, 04:44 PM
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Yeah, we have had that type of call before, also. It's weird to see DH's name, and he is sitting right beside me.
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