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    Angry OT - phone scam call - never say Yes

    Phone rings this morning...
    Me: Hello?
    Voice on phone: Hello, this is Brooke, calling on a recorded line, can you hear me OK?
    Me: ... I... can hear you very clearly.
    Voice on phone: Oooooooooo......[click]

    Me:HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Heard about this scam where they record you saying "Yes" and then dub your answer onto a question asking for your approval to purchase something. Thought I read about it on this BBS, but couldn't find the thread.
    Weston Bye - Author, The Mechatronist column, Digital Machinist magazine
    ~Practitioner of the Electromechanical Arts~

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    I had not heard about this one. Thanks for the warning.

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    It was on the news yesterday or day before. They were warning people not to answer "Yes" to any questions asked by an unknown caller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCWKen View Post
    It was on the news yesterday or day before. They were warning people not to answer "Yes" to any questions asked by an unknown caller.
    Wow, you guys need to get faster news feeds. We got that on the evening news 2 weeks ago.

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    That's probably when it was. I may have been thinking of a more recent segment were they had an example of a robotic call that sounded human. A reporter tried to get the robot to say; "I'm not a robot" but couldn't. It kept saying "I am a human". Edit: Or "I am a real person" or something like that. And I think they repeated the warning about saying "Yes" to questions.
    Last edited by CCWKen; 02-15-2017 at 01:05 PM. Reason: update

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    Weston,

    Thanks for the heads up. I hadn't heard of this before now.

    Thanks again

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    I usually say can you hear me then into a 5 minute or when I hear the phone click tyrant of screaming all the curse words I know. Turns an irritation into a fun time
    At work someome told me I had a call from my wife so I answered as I never have saying I bet you can't wait till I'm home & we get naked, it was my 4th grade teacher wanting to order a door.
    Never did that again!
    You can lead people to knowledge but you can't make them think.
    "Lead, follow, or get out of the way."-Thomas Paine

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    Guess she heard about the scam, too ?
    Cue up Vera Lynn and let the credits roll ...

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    When these scumbags call, sound really enthusiastic, and say. Hold on please, I've got someone at the door. Put the phone down, and let them wait a minute or two to work it out.

    By all means play with them for half an hour if you have the time, but doing the above takes almost no effort on your part and slows them down a little. It might save someone from getting scammed.

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    Okay, let's say they have a recording of you saying 'yes,' and are claiming you agreed to purchase something. How are they going to force you pay for it?

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