Some forein man asked for Alisha and hung up the second I started to say take me off your list ; I have been getting a crazy amount of out of state calls in the past few weeks.
These stupid a***oles keep callin fed up about to put the heat on that b*****d he won't be calling again!?!!
I got a call from 6467842566 said I singed up for a lone
I told him to stop calling me 8 times today he finally said i,m gonna put my foot in --ssy so i hung up
1/31/2014 This number has been calling repeatedly. I've answered and not answered it. When I answer they ask for someone else. They also spoke to me in a foreign language. One time they were laughing as they talked with someone in the background. They must have called 8 times last night, every 20 minutes.
This number calls me at work between 6 and 8 times a day, daily. When I answer, they hang up and do not say anything. When I call back, it simply disconnects. I am about to lose it.
Just received a call from this number on my cell. Did not answer........I don't answer numbers I don't know.......but still very ANNOYING!!!!
They have started in with a new number now (646-784-2566), so the game begins again! This time when the guy identified himself as an "officer", I told him he has called a crime scene and I started interrogating him. He hung up after some stuttering and stammering. Anyone who did not see my last post, here it is again with some more creative ideas on how to deal with these idiots:
"OK, first off, everyone CALM DOWN and don?t freak out about these guys. No matter what they say or what they threaten, they CAN?T do anything to you. I know every one of us has tried filing reports with law enforcement, FTC, FBI, ic3, etc. It doesn?t seem to work, because these guys aren?t even in the USA. So take a deep breath, relax and don?t let them ruffle your feathers.
Now, I started getting these calls about a year ago. I have personally used all of the tactics below, and they do stop calling me for about 6 months?so the way I figure it, a little time out of my day to give them back a taste of their own medicine is worth it for 6 months of peace and quiet. Keep in mind, as well, every minute you spend screwing with them on the phone is a minute they are NOT able to scam someone else. (And the only way they will ever stop is if nobody pays them any money ever again!) And now for the fun part?how to screw with them back. I will start with the easiest and move up the line with the more time consuming:
If you have no time to mess with them:
a. Just don?t pick up the line. Let it go to voicemail and delete the message.
b. Pick up the line and immediately hang up. Keep doing it until they stop.
c. Pick up the line and use an air horn or police whistle blown straight into the mouthpiece of the phone. (I personally like the canned airhorn the best.)
d. If they call while you are driving, turn the radio up as loud as possible and answer the line on speakerphone. Don?t say anything, just let them listen to the blasting music. Heavy metal music works best, but I personally have a CD with Star Spangled Banner on it, so I play that as loud as I can. Just leave the line open with the music blasting until they hang up.
If you have a little more time to mess with them:
a. Ask if they are related to the deceased (insert your name here as the ?deceased?) or just a family friend, because ?the viewing of the body if for family only, but the memorial service is open to everyone.? Ask if they would like directions to the funeral.
b. Simply tell them that you have read all about their scam on the internet & seen it on the news on TV, so you aren?t paying anything. Don?t listen to any response, just hang up on them after saying this.
c. Use this one only if you are willing to be as crude as they are: Using the name they gave you (i.e., ?Officer Mike Taylor? was the last one I got), say, ?Is the this THE Officer Mike Taylor I read about on the internet? Is it true what the posts online say, that you have such a small d**k that even camels won?t have sex with you?? Then hang up on them.
d. (For this one, I must first apologize to PETA and all vegans, but it highly offends the scammers because they consider cows to be divine beings.) Tell them you don?t have time to speak with them, because you work at a slaughter house and you have over 100 cattle you need to ?kill off? before the end off the day. Then hang up on them.
e. Are you good with theatrics? Then try this one?it was actually highly effective for me: Put on your deepest, scariest, growliest voice and just whisper into the phone over and over, ?I command the demons to come for you, I command the demons to come for you, I command the demons to come for you??. Just keep whispering it over and over until they hang up. I think this one worked well because they are quite superstitious.
f. If you know a foreign language, answer the phone in it and just keep talking in unintelligible phrases. The more obscure the language, the better. Don?t know a foreign language? Pig Latin seems to work just as effectively.
g. Ask if they are calling from the convenience store, and can they give you last night?s winning lottery numbers, because you are sure you have won. For any response they give to it, just keep yelling over and over, ?I won! I won!?
h. When you answer the phone, ask them where your pizza is and tell them because they didn?t get it to you in the ?30 minutes?, you?re not paying for it. Hang up.
i. Tell them you are at work right now, but to call you back on your ?home? phone, and give them this number: 202-835-0778. (This is the scam and fraud reporting division number at the FBI.) Hang up.
If you are REALLY p***ed off, and have plenty of time to screw with them:
a. Go on to Craig?s List and post an ad in the wanted section or services section saying you are looking for a payday loan company because you need a loan. Ask they call you right away. List the scammer?s name and phone number as the contact information. (This sends the scum-sucking bottom feeders off to call the other scum sucking bottom feeders?LOL)
b. Go online and look for every free daily horoscope, free insurance quote, free mortgage lending, etc., and click on the ?have an agent contact me? link. Type in the scammer?s name and phone number. Viola! Now they will get flooded with telemarketers as well.
c. If you would like to blow off steam, and have no problem with swearing, just keep calling them over and over pretending you have Tourette?s Syndrome by just screaming obscenities in the phone until they hang up. This works pretty good in the car, because no one else can hear you and it is a good tension reliever.
d. Log onto these payday loan sites and enter all of the scammers? information on it. This way they might even wind up on their own list!
e. (Do NOT attempt this one unless you have state of the art spyware & virus protection, and even then, you still are taking a risk): Go into your spam folder on your computer. Find every email you can about ?you won millions of dollars? or ?the Nigerian lottery? or something to that effect. Send it back with all of the scammers? contact information.
f. Research for the phone numbers to both local and national TV news stations ?breaking news desk?. Again, tell the scammer on the phone to call you at your ?work number? and give the number to the news station?s phone number. (Hopefully, if the news stations get enough of these calls, they will start airing more stories about it, reaching more people and reduce the number of victims that fall for this.)
Again, before sending money to ANYONE, stop. Think. Do you have any paperwork showing you owe money? If not, ask for paperwork. If they refuse to send it, they are scammers. A real collection agency will always: 1. provide paperwork; 2. never yell or cuss at you; 3. never require you to pay first before receiving paperwork; 4. never identify themselves as an officer of law enforcement; 5. never threaten you with jail, arrest or physical harm.
I was called but did not answer. They left a message.
I received THREE calls from this number today 27 January 2014. These guys are still at it, when I answer they just hang up. Annoying
Keep getting calls from these people, Please there has to be a way to stop them!
Hang ups and a million calls today also call today from 1818136121 Australian shindig dude asking for Alexei
Tire of gettting these call
This phone number continuously keeps call and is cussing at me and saying they want money.
The DNC can't stop the scammers, illegal telemarketers, extortionist and other scams from calling you! Its only going to keep honest business's honest.
What you can do:
Report these calls appropriately:
https://complaints.donotcall.gov/complaint/complaintcheck.aspx?panel=2 <telemarketers only, sales & service>
Consider buying a call blocking phone or device.. Devices hold more numbers then phones do. IE: The T-lock Incoming PRO Call Blocker sells for under 60 bucks on Amazon and can block up to 1500 numbers.
Received 26 calls from this number from 6am to 2pm today. Only beeps on the line when answered
16 calls today. It is insane. What about the do not call list that we are signed up?
if u have caller id and dont know the caller no pick up the receiver and hang up on them or let the answering machine pick up the call it will stop after awhile
Keeps calling, about a personal loan for me
A couple of days ago, I clicked on a link from the Weather Channel website to receive insurance quotes on line. It requested my phone number which I unwittingly gave. I am retired and have limited minutes on my phone but since connecting to this link, I have been inundated with phone calls on my cell from insurance companies everywhere. I do not want to receive phone quotes (I gave my email address) from any company and am tired of having minutes deducted from my cell phone for every call that is made. Looks like I'll have to change email addresses as well as phone numbers to get away from these annoying calls.
I have gotten 4 calls total so far...spoke to the first one, told not interested and to take me off their list...have sent the rest to vm or just ignored their calls
646-784-2566 - They call but no one talks - first call woke us up at 6am, second call at 8:30am - total nuisance.
LB in Ohio
I have received five calls from this number in the last hour. They said I was approved for up to $10,000. I called the number to see if I got the Verizon message--I did. As someone mentioned before, if you don't recognize the number, let it go to voicemail. I wish I could turn the ringer off and not have it disturb me; however, I have elderly parents and need to be available should they need to contact me. Someone should put these people out of business.
Tild the so called David and now Michael to take me off of their list but they didn't. so today I told Michael I will Google their business name and number,there's no American Finance but a American Financing for mortages. so now I will be blocking all . telemarketers numbers.
I received a phone call from this number. No one answered on the other line and just hung up. This is a scam phone call.
people who do not speak clear english. it is a scam
Tired of these idiots
They kept calling my cell. knew my info and tried to convince us for wifes. Dont know how they got my info to start. In either case there is a great app (i dont own it) that I just downloaded from google playstore called "calls blacklist" and everytime they call with a different non working number I just add it to the block list and one by one the calls stopped. Great app!
Receives a call from them at 6:49 AM this morning.
I don't know it is because I cannot understand him at all.
They call me all day and leavemultiply voice messages