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[–] middle_path 0 points 52 points (+52|-0) ago 

Yes. It's nuts. And they all (or most) appear to be local numbers.

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[–] auto_turret 0 points 23 points (+23|-0) ago 

I got one the other day from a number similar to mine.. same area code, same prefix. Turns out to be a sand nigger on the other end with a thick accent trying to scam me with ye old internal revenue service schtick. Ended up in a pissin' match with the guy in front of my coworkers, who instead of looking at me like I'm insane, gave me the "you too, huh" nod.

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[–] NoviceApproach 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

That is the most popular spoofing they do now. First 6 digits of your number, because people are more likely to answer a number that is close to theirs if they don't know it. Now, I know to immediately block anyone with the same 6 digits

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[–] IPleadThe2nd 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I get those all the time. I fuck with those assholes and tie up their number until they shut their phone down and switch to a new number.

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[–] CantBuySkills 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

I feel like this is not as simple as spoofing. I have received phone calls with local area codes and same prefixes as my own, but the real kicker is that it also sometimes looks like numbers of people that I speak to daily. My s.o. has a different area code than me, and several of the scam calls have had the same area code and prefix that he has. I feel like the cell phone companies are up to something... be it selling our information to 3rd parties, or as my sometimes paranoid self thinks maybe they're behind all of the phone scams, who knows 🤔

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[–] sir_andy_of_bad 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Ever used Facebook from your phone, or any phone with that number? How about Twitter? This is how this information gets out there. When they make you "verify" your identity they're just putting another data point in the online dossier that makes this all so worthwhile to them.

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[–] AmaleksHairyAss 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I feel like the cell phone companies are up to something... be it selling our information to 3rd parties

They are.

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[–] facepaint 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

You don't need the cell phone companies to be in on this. Scammers can call random numbers and pull this same shtick. Hell there are existing databases of which number are held by cell phone companies.

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[–] F_Scott 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

My guess is that, when you answer, it gives the caller your location.

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[–] mean_dot 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

They are spoofed numbers. I got an angry call from a pissed off nigger telling me he was going to hunt me down for trying to scam him. I called him back to explain his stupidity.

Check this shit out: https://www.spoofcard.com

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[–] Goys-R-Us 1 points 12 points (+13|-1) ago 

Don't you mean try to explain his stupidity? No way he understood the concept of spoofing. It involves numbers and abstract thinking.

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[–] TheWorstImaginable 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

"come then nigger" click clack "I'm ready"

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[–] FuckshitMcDickTits 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

The numbers are spoofed to your area code.

They're picking an area code, generating a random to and from number and calling.

It's automated spam.

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[–] sir_andy_of_bad 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

There are apps one can download that allow you to choose any number you want. In this age of digital information exchange, it's amazing to me that people don't realize how little safeguard is inherent in these systems.

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[–] The_Prophets_Profit 0 points 26 points (+26|-0) ago 

I don't answer unknown numbers.

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[–] dontmindthemess 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Same here. Leave a message and I’ll call you back.

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[–] BB-3 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Sorry I'm not home right now. I'm walking through a spiderweb so leave a message and I'll call you back.

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[–] AmericanJew2 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Exactly. I block all of them and then delete. I have not received a single legit call from an unknown number in years.

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[–] BurqaFart 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I don't even listen to voice mails anymore. You want a reply, text.

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[–] GoatDay 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

It's the apps, folks. You can hoard your phone number and not ever give it out to any other entity other than family and guess what: most of the people you trust to have your number are clueless that facebook, candy crush, accuweather, and just about every other goddamn app is leaking contacts data that gets sold to telemarketers.

You are fucked no matter what.

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[–] FemaleVet4Trump 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

I love the transcript option for voicemail. My phone has been slammed with this one lately: “regarding your tax filings from the headquarters which will get expired 24 working hours and once again expired after that you will be taken under custody by the local cops as there are four serious allegations pressed on your name at this moment we would request you to get back to us so that we can discuss about this case before taking any legal action against you the number to reach us is 321-396-5174 I repeat 321-396-5174 thank you…”

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[–] kevdude 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

I fucking hate pajeets so much.

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[–] yourmomgay 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Fucking shitskins can't even develop their country despite all the aid we send to them, useless race.

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[–] prairie 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

And when you get a "new" number, it's just some previous person's number they got rid of.

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[–] prairie 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I use Google Voice. It has great junk call blocking. And as a bonus, they record and transcribe all phone calls and share with the appropriate alphabet agencies.

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[–] mean_dot 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Multiple types, multiple times per day. 1) business financing 2) joogle listings 3) car warranty

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[–] oddlike777 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I keep getting the car warranty calls. At least 20 in the past month.

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[–] SIayfire122 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I kept getting student loans one as well. I never went to college, my truck is long out of warranty, my taxes are paid automatically through my employer, my debt is minimal, etc.

I just blocked any unknown number from my area code. It's been peaceful ever since.

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[–] TheWorstImaginable 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

All you have to do is tell them you don't own your business, they stop calling. or tell them to remove you from the list. they will. or if you have a business, set up a business listing. It's free and reaches hundreds of people a week.

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[–] Whitemail 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I tell the machines to remove me but they don't listen.

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[–] mean_dot 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I have told them to remove me... About 500 times.

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[–] TheKobold 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Do not answer them. Do not even end the call early. Thats how they track active numbers by a response of any kind. So after a month of not answering phone numbers that you don't recognize you should be mostly free of them.

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[–] i_scream_trucks 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

yep. its almost as if government funded schemes get to ignore the fact that im on the do not call list.

in fact its almost as if anyone that wants to call me gets to ignore the fact that im on the do not call list.

and considering ive never signed up for anything and given them permission to use my details from telemarketing that would imply to me.....

that saying 'no, do not use my details for telemarketing' only means the company i said no to cant use them so they just get someone else to do it for them.

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[–] TigerCatcher 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

This is an area where the NSA's tools could actually benefit the American people - find out where the spam calls are originating and shut them down. That would mean the government works for the people, what am I thinking

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[–] 14449070? 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

It was a pleasant thought

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[–] PaulNeriAustralia 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

yep! Where is our Government when we need it!

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[–] AmaleksHairyAss 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Through the magic of parallel construction the FBI is actually doing this.

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[–] ketoll 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

This is what pisses me off the most. Imagine all the economic impact this is having when millions of Americans are being interrupted and scammed several times per day. We're just being played by all these foreign scammers and nobody cares to stop it.

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