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03-09-2014, 11:02 PM
Strange Phone Call
I got this strange phone call this afternoon. Normally I hang up quickly when I get telemarketing calls but this one was weird and I kind of enjoyed it. The caller had some strange accent and I didn't get his name.

Of course this is not verbatim. Just the gist of it.

ME: Hello.

HE: Hello. This is **********. Do you have any idea why I call you?

ME: You want to sell me something.

HE: What?

ME: You want to sell me something.

HE: I need data from you. (Right. Like my Visa card number.)

ME: What kind of data?

HE: Numbers.

ME: Zero.

HE: What?

ME: Zero.

HE: I not understand.

ME: You asked for a number. I gave you one. Zero.

HE: I want go into business with you.

ME: I don't want to go into business.

HE: Why not?

ME: I'm retired and I don't want to work. (I'm starting to enjoy this.)

HE: If some give you $1000 you give me $500.

ME: Why would anyone give me $1000?

HE: Do you know what it means to scam? (Does he mean scan?)

ME: Yes, I do.

HE: I want to scam you.

ME: I bet you do.

HE: Is it alright if I scam you?

ME: No.

HE: Well, goodbye.

ME: Goodbye.Laugh out load

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03-09-2014, 11:04 PM
RE: Strange Phone Call
Well... I suppose you can at least give him brownie points for being honest Laugh out load what a weird call

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03-09-2014, 11:05 PM
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You sure showed him. Laughat
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03-09-2014, 11:05 PM
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(03-09-2014 11:04 PM)Smercury44 Wrote:  Well... I suppose you can at least give him brownie points for being honest Laugh out load what a weird call
I think he needs a new line of work.Laugh out load

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04-09-2014, 12:55 AM
RE: Strange Phone Call
Laugh out load

Asking permission to scam someone... That's new!

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04-09-2014, 01:07 AM
RE: Strange Phone Call
Ah, yes. I recall my first day on the job in that Nigerian call centre.

I doesn't take long to get the hang of it, though.

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04-09-2014, 06:08 AM
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(03-09-2014 11:04 PM)Smercury44 Wrote:  Well... I suppose you can at least give him brownie points for being honest Laugh out load what a weird call

Yeah, maybe he's just new at this, or something. He's trying to set up one of those Nigerian Prince scams, and he hasn't figured out that he needs to lie to pull it off.

"Good morning sir. I am going to tell you that I am a Nigerian prince, when I am not, so I can trick you into giving me your bank account number so I can steal all of your money. May I have your account number sir? It's okay: I'm pretending to be a prince."
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04-09-2014, 06:41 AM
RE: Strange Phone Call
http://www.419eater.com/html/trophy_room.htm

Yeah - some of these guys ain't too bright...


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04-09-2014, 09:14 PM
RE: Strange Phone Call
(03-09-2014 11:02 PM)f stop Wrote:  I got this strange phone call this afternoon. Normally I hang up quickly when I get telemarketing calls but this one was weird and I kind of enjoyed it. The caller had some strange accent and I didn't get his name.

Of course this is not verbatim. Just the gist of it.

ME: Hello.

HE: Hello. This is **********. Do you have any idea why I call you?

ME: You want to sell me something.

HE: What?

ME: You want to sell me something.

HE: I need data from you. (Right. Like my Visa card number.)

ME: What kind of data?

HE: Numbers.

ME: Zero.

HE: What?

ME: Zero.

HE: I not understand.

ME: You asked for a number. I gave you one. Zero.

HE: I want go into business with you.

ME: I don't want to go into business.

HE: Why not?

ME: I'm retired and I don't want to work. (I'm starting to enjoy this.)

HE: If some give you $1000 you give me $500.

ME: Why would anyone give me $1000?

HE: Do you know what it means to scam? (Does he mean scan?)

ME: Yes, I do.

HE: I want to scam you.

ME: I bet you do.

HE: Is it alright if I scam you?

ME: No.

HE: Well, goodbye.

ME: Goodbye.Laugh out load

Laugh out loadLaugh out loadLaugh out load Sounds more like a prankster than a scammer! If he was trying to scam you, he wasn't serious. Laugh out load
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04-09-2014, 09:19 PM
RE: Strange Phone Call
How about you give that caller a dose of his own medicine? Report him to http://www.callercenter.com and share his phone number there. You do not only warn others about this caller but with about 50 000 visitors on the website daily,let's see how that caller would feel when he gets a surge of anonymous prank calls, too. Big GrinBig Grin
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