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  #2863464 8-Feb-2022 11:38
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Rikkitic:

 

What I don't get is that they are still running that credit card payment scam. Surely that is played out  by now?

 

 

I can't believe they're still calling and saying they're from "New Zealand Telecom".

 

Hasn't ever been called that (but it was Telecom New Zealand once upon a time) and it's not even a business anymore. 

 

 

 

They really need to keep up with the fast-paced scamming industry, if they want to stay relevant. 

 

 





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  #2863513 8-Feb-2022 11:44
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Rikkitic:

 

What I don't get is that they are still running that credit card payment scam. Surely that is played out  by now?

 

 

It really isn't.  We had a customer get hit with it a couple of weeks ago. Had to completely reimage their computer. They are elderly and his wife has dementia and they pretended to be from the bank and in a moment of fear....

 

I felt really bad for them. It's hard to get them to understand what all the fuss was about.

 

 


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  #2863515 8-Feb-2022 11:48
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Rikkitic:

 

I just wasted 15 minutes of a scammer's time. Really enjoyed it. Put on my old people's feeble voice (I really am old), did the helpless technology is way beyond me thing, got the scammer to hold while I put on some relaxing classical music and checked GZ on my laptop as he waited for me to S-l-o-w-l-y (I warned him) go to the other room to switch on the computer. Damn that walking frame!

 

What I don't get is that they are still running that credit card payment scam. Surely that is played out  by now?

 

 

Nice one.

 

I recently got one of these calls (+61 number) and decided to take a different tack to normal.

 

My tack was to ask the young lady if she was religious and then how she could go to temple and pray knowing she had worked to steal from people.

 

Didn't take too long before she told me to 'just feck orf' and hung up - I thought that part was my job.

 

That made me smile.





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  #2863516 8-Feb-2022 11:48
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networkn:

 

It really isn't.  We had a customer get hit with it a couple of weeks ago. Had to completely reimage their computer. They are elderly and his wife has dementia and they pretended to be from the bank and in a moment of fear....

 

I felt really bad for them. It's hard to get them to understand what all the fuss was about.

 

 

 

 

I am not a violent person but those predators really should be taken out and shot. Their actions are reprehensible. I enjoy it when I can give them a hard time but they deserve far, far worse.

 

Edit: And the telecom companies at this end need to be made to do more to filter this kind of crap out. It isn't impossible.

 

 

 

 





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  #2863518 8-Feb-2022 11:52
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Rikkitic:

 

What I don't get is that they are still running that credit card payment scam. Surely that is played out  by now?

 

 

I expect that there's a whole range of scammers -- foot-soldiers who do the cold calling, tier 2 who handle the replies, designers who create the scam templates, bosses who exchange victims and credit cards, and generals who set the strategy. And probably the foot-soldiers run their own independent scams when they're not working for their boss. So some will be up to speed with the latest (I guess there will be some Winter Olympic scams out already) whilst others just repeat the only one that they know. This is why it's important to never give them any information to refine their technique (e.g. saying to them "I know you're a scammer because you misspelt 'Telecom'").

 

But do by all means waste as much of their time as possible. :)

 

 


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  #2863520 8-Feb-2022 11:55
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elpenguino:

 

Rikkitic:

 

I just wasted 15 minutes of a scammer's time. Really enjoyed it. Put on my old people's feeble voice (I really am old), did the helpless technology is way beyond me thing, got the scammer to hold while I put on some relaxing classical music and checked GZ on my laptop as he waited for me to S-l-o-w-l-y (I warned him) go to the other room to switch on the computer. Damn that walking frame!

 

What I don't get is that they are still running that credit card payment scam. Surely that is played out  by now?

 

 

Nice one.

 

I recently got one of these calls (+61 number) and decided to take a different tack to normal.

 

My tack was to ask the young lady if she was religious and then how she could go to temple and pray knowing she had worked to steal from people.

 

Didn't take too long before she told me to 'just feck orf' and hung up - I thought that part was my job.

 

That made me smile.

 

 

I use different tactics according to my mood. I completely knocked a couple of them off their scripts by pressing 2 and insisting that I had made the purchases and I accepted the charges. They didn't know what to do with that. Once I just told the caller that I knew it was a scam and it was a crappy way to live and they really ought to think about what they were doing. There was a long silence before the disconnect.

 

 





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  #2863524 8-Feb-2022 11:58
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Rikkitic:

 

I use different tactics according to my mood. I completely knocked a couple of them off their scripts by pressing 2 and insisting that I had made the purchases and I accepted the charges. They didn't know what to do with that. Once I just told the caller that I knew it was a scam and it was a crappy way to live and they really ought to think about what they were doing. There was a long silence before the disconnect.

 

 

Sounds like you get more practise than me.

 

They're a bit of a novelty here.





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  #2863530 8-Feb-2022 12:04
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elpenguino:

 

Rikkitic:

 

I use different tactics according to my mood. I completely knocked a couple of them off their scripts by pressing 2 and insisting that I had made the purchases and I accepted the charges. They didn't know what to do with that. Once I just told the caller that I knew it was a scam and it was a crappy way to live and they really ought to think about what they were doing. There was a long silence before the disconnect.

 

 

Sounds like you get more practise than me.

 

They're a bit of a novelty here.

 

 

They come in waves. I have had 2 so far today.

 

 





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  #2863538 8-Feb-2022 12:31
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What made me smile this weekend? 

 

This goal from the FA Cup

 

 

 

Stu Armstrong - one of my favourite players from the team I have supported for the last 40-odd years. 

 

 





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  #2863712 8-Feb-2022 19:21
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Watching a blatant case of (sexual  ?) harassment unfolding in next doors garden. They really should get a higher fence. This big fella chasing the smaller female all round the place in complete silence. I'm sure she was trying not to laugh on the inside, playing hard to get while he puffs along (that seems strangely familiar...). And then a plaintive cry from the bushes...

 

Ok , they were two weka, but is that really supposed to make it ok ?





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  #2863722 8-Feb-2022 19:53
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rb99:

 

Ok , they were two weka, but is that really supposed to make it ok ?

 

 

Ducks are worse.

 

 





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  #2863754 8-Feb-2022 22:26
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https://twitter.com/matttomic/status/1490690612672315398

 

"Fun little trick in the Sunday New York Times crossword yesterday: the central theme clue was "The better of two sci-fi franchises", and regardless of whether you put Star Wars or Star Trek, the crossing clues worked"

 


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That is very well done.

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  #2863756 8-Feb-2022 22:31
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Behodar:

https://twitter.com/matttomic/status/1490690612672315398

 

"Fun little trick in the Sunday New York Times crossword yesterday: the central theme clue was "The better of two sci-fi franchises", and regardless of whether you put Star Wars or Star Trek, the crossing clues worked"

 

 

For background info, look up Youtube video interviews with Will Shortz, the guy who creates them.

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  #2863758 8-Feb-2022 22:36
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Ge0rge: That is very well done.

 

It also has a trap in it! If you answer "it's a trap!" then you also need to say that Star Trek is better.

 

neb: For background info, look up Youtube video interviews with Will Shortz, the guy who creates them.

 

I'll probably forget all about this, but I'll try :)


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