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    I frequently receive calls from "you were involved in an accident recently". I answer......was I ...oh my lord.....was I injured am I going to recover ok. Mostly they hang up by now, but a couple have gone on for a while and I start asking how much compensation am I going to receive and what shall I spend it on. I do pretty much the same with the PPI cold callers. Don't get mad with them, have a bit fun, and if you are in company, put it on speaker phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    I'm sure they must fool some people but as with most crime it's actually harder work and more aggravation and stress than just getting an honest job. I mean if we were talking about a big robbery or something, like tunnelling into a bank vault, then fair enough. If it works then you're on a beach earning ten percent for the rest of your life. But these petty bunco scams, what a huge waste of time and effort for such little potential reward.
    A few years ago there was a news report of a robbery at a building society or something, where they tunnelled into the place. The tunnelling took several weeks, and when they finally got to the loot, it was later estimated that for these three blokes digging for all those man hours, they were on less than minimum wage.
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    That's quite amusing, keeping the criminal fraternity below minimum wage

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    Quote Originally Posted by InThe Sticks View Post
    And to add, I had a text from (so called) HMRC last week saying i needed to call them urgently as it was time sensitive.
    So i called HMRC and they do not send texts, so called back the number from text and wasted their time for half an hour.
    The guy ended up threatening me and my family and a lot worse after the time i kept him on the phone.
    Fcuking idiots
    Hahaha... A man after my own heart, Gary!

    Can't stand those waste of space SCUM.

    Wish I'd had the chance to 'speak' with him, as I'd have gone to town with him in a way he'd NEVER have forgotten, and left the bastard mentally scarred for life... Verbally abusing people who seriously deserve it (and fucking with their heads) in the cruelest, most hurtful, distressing and distasteful way imaginable, is a particular talent of mine

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    Around here of late, we’ve had a rash of calls saying that our car warranty has expired. And at the same time, Other calls that the car insurance has lapsed. So when we see a number we don’t know we don’t answer. But they just keep calling!

    So, I answer the phone, some women who’s English is so bad I can barely understand her, is going on and on about how my warranty has expired, and I am shouting over her, “I do not own a car!”, and she then asks, “well, if I could just get your information”, and I ask what information?, I have no car!” She hangs up. I do this with about 4 other daily callers, same conversation each time. And I’m happy to say it’s been a month, and I have not had one such call. Until they dream up the next scam!

    I wish I had a button that I could push and make their phone blow up! Why the phone company and the law allow this to continue is telling. They are not some far off gangsters in India, they are working in cahoots with the phone company!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Hahaha... A man after my own heart, Gary!

    Can't stand those waste of space SCUM.

    Wish I'd had the chance to 'speak' with him, as I'd have gone to town with him in a way he'd NEVER have forgotten, and left the bastard mentally scarred for life... Verbally abusing people who seriously deserve it (and fucking with their heads) in the cruelest, most hurtful, distressing and distasteful way imaginable, is a particular talent of mine

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    If you lose my number now that'll be the end of it. But if you don't I will look for you, I will find you, I will eat a large Madras, then call round and ruin your toilet. And I won't flush it afterwards".

    We get it, you're a scary dude!
    Excuse me, are you the Judean People's Front?

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    Tee-hee, and I'd leave it there to solidify too, and turn into a rancid, human cowpat... Let's just say that the fucker would rue the day he made the mistake of dialling my number

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    I've said it before, and I'll say it again. Call blocker. Stops them all. The phone doesn't even ring. If I had nothing else to do I guess I might have 'fun' stringing someone along (who probably lives thousands of miles away), but I prefer the silence.

    A bloke I used to work with (I'll call hime Dave, because that was his name) had a particular 'line to take' with salespeople who rang him at home. He'd let them say their piece, then say 'I'm too busy to talk right now. Give me your home number and I'll call you back'. They'd invariably say they didn't want to be contacted at home, to which he'd reply 'Neither do I. Now fuck off and don't call me again.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe View Post
    A bloke I used to work with (I'll call hime Dave, because that was his name) had a particular 'line to take' with salespeople who rang him at home. He'd let them say their piece, then say 'I'm too busy to talk right now. Give me your home number and I'll call you back'. They'd invariably say they didn't want to be contacted at home, to which he'd reply 'Neither do I. Now fuck off and don't call me again.'
    That's brilliant - be like Dave!
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