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Old 01-30-2020, 10:15 AM
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I know we all get them, and at least I don't get them as much to my cell phone as I once did but the ones to my house phone and those to relatives are not only annoying but can be destructive, most are "to" my husband.

Not long after his arrest in May of 2018 they started and you could already tell they were scams.... It was a recorded message but when they would say his name and alleged case number it was a totally different computer voice. Those would say that there was something "pending" in their office and he needed to call. Well, he was on house arrest at the time so we ignored them because if there was anything legal against him (which there was no basis for anything besides what he was already facing) he would have known through his PO or his lawyer. They were even contacting our children through their phones and we told them the same. A new one is circulating that only picks up part on the machines and mentions something about a "bank draft" and says the word "dismissed." Well my stepdaughter got one of those calls and emailed my husband saying she got a call that his case was "dismissed." There is nothing worse than to tell an inmate this in my opinion. So my husband emails me and tells me that he told her if she got anymore to send them to me so I can determine what is going on. I had to point out to him what the calls are, what I suspect she got and that he's been sentenced and serving his time. He does not have any sort of pending appeal.

I just feel bad for him because being in the federal system there are only two options for earning extra good time and he does not qualify for either of them so it just gets his hopes up for nothing!!!
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Old 01-30-2020, 10:24 AM
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Oh just wait. It will get *better*


I get calls all the time on the house phone. I dont pick up, unless it looks legit. Usually its a number from my local area and they hang up after 4 rings and leave no message. Other times I get a partial message about my student loans (I have none and neither does anyone else in the house)
Well yesterday......I got one that I think they said something about our power bill (cant recall at this point if they said PGE who is our power company)
Said they would be cutting our power off if we didnt contact them, gave a number.


I KNOW I paid the bill. Usually pay a bit over what is due, just to be safe. So I go fish out the last bill, and call billing.
I have a credit on the bill.

I only called because I use a bill pay program and was just checking to be sure the check got sent out.


I wish to hell we could put a stop to it.
I dont have my cell phone voice mail set up, and almost NEVER get calls on it. If its not from my hub or son or sisters.....I dont pick up and they cant leave a message on that.
Yes Im on do not call lists. Does no good.
Ive even got calls from my house phone, TO my house phone. lol.
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I got one of those calls to my cell... from my cell a few weeks ago too..
I hear you on the Do Not Call lists!

I just hope by the time he gets out they get them at least a little under control I can only imagine every time the house phone rings and he hears a message about some legal action he'll be losing it!! Ugh...
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Well yesterday, I got one on the house phone from the Library of Congress! lol. They didnt leave a message.


I also got two on the cell phone a few days apart from Jalisco Mexico. I know no one in Mexico.
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Again today.
Got one claiming to be from social security. (caller id say something like ssa md)
Message left to the effect of.......you have a legal action pending and you need to contact us.
bull crap.
No legal action. No certified letters in the mail.
SCAM.
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The IRS is also warning of an increase in tax scams too.
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I almost felt like calling back and playing along with it. But not worth my time.
Folks......if the IRS has an issue with you, you will be contacted via US mail, possibly sent certified. (probably)
They dont just call you up.
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Record this onto something, mini cassette recorder, a second cell phone if you have one. Anything that you can keep close to the phone.

When you get a call from some unknown or suspicious number, start this playing as you answer the phone.

SAY NOTHING! Let this play until they hang up. After a few weeks, they will not call for a while.

It may take a few months, but they will start calling back, since phone numbers get recycled after a period of dormancy.
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As far as I know, they do not have the right to call relatives, friends, or acquaintances. They can only call you and remind you of unpaid bills. If you are threatened, then this is telephone terrorism, and you can contact the police. Usually, after this, the calls end. There were no such situations with me, but my brother took a loan from an unknown company that illegally demanded money.
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I finally got one of these that made me lol.
Caller id showed the name as.........Hacker King.
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