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Old 05-06-2021, 08:12 AM   #1
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So they called me again yesterday.
I pressed 1.
Guy answers, ask me if I'm calling about my car warranty expiring soon? Sure I reply
1934 Packard Bell I say. He says oh ok and hangs up.

FYI a Packard Bell was a computer in the 90's.

Next call I think I'm going to have a 2019 Ford Chevette. Yes Chevette NOT Chevelle.

What do you guys do?
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Old 05-06-2021, 08:14 AM   #2
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Copy the accent and chase rabbits if i have the time
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Old 05-06-2021, 08:25 AM   #3
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I do the same but mine go to car is a 1971 Vega I proceed to tell them how it won car of the year in 1971. By then they have already hung up. I am all excited and tell them I was hoping they would call soon so I can get my warranty updated.
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Old 05-06-2021, 08:38 AM   #4
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They should already know what kind of car you have. After all, they have a warranty on it, right?

The fish are biting, and there's hogs to be kill-t. Gotta go!
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Old 05-06-2021, 08:53 AM   #5
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They should already know what kind of car you have. After all, they have a warranty on it, right?

The fish are biting, and there's hogs to be kill-t. Gotta go!

I started off using this tactic. It wasn't that much fun for ME. So I changed it up
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Old 05-06-2021, 08:55 AM   #6
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Your going to be paying for that for a long long time, your goin to be still receiving calls in 2032 for that lol
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Old 05-06-2021, 08:57 AM   #7
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I tell them that their timing couldn't be better as mine is in the shop right now.
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Old 05-06-2021, 09:19 AM   #8
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I always ask for help slaughtering hogs. The Amazon scam calls stopped immediately.
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Old 05-06-2021, 09:20 AM   #9
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I don’t even answer my phone anymore unless it’s on my contact list or I’m expecting a call from a certain area code.
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Old 05-06-2021, 09:37 AM   #10
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I donít even answer my phone anymore unless itís on my contact list or Iím expecting a call from a certain area code.
I am the same way but they are cloning numbers all the time. If I don't recognize the number I will text it to call them later. I'd say, once a week I get a reply that "I didn't call you" and it starts a whole conversation of how they just called me. It's crazy. They have started cloning a lot of numbers from once of the plants I deal with and it gets very frustrating. They have about 1100 employees on site so it's never ending.
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Old 05-06-2021, 11:55 AM   #11
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I am the same way but they are cloning numbers all the time. If I don't recognize the number I will text it to call them later. I'd say, once a week I get a reply that "I didn't call you" and it starts a whole conversation of how they just called me. It's crazy. They have started cloning a lot of numbers from once of the plants I deal with and it gets very frustrating. They have about 1100 employees on site so it's never ending.
I hear ya, Iíve received at least 5 spam calls from my own phone number.
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Old 05-06-2021, 12:27 PM   #12
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I donít even answer my phone anymore unless itís on my contact list or Iím expecting a call from a certain area code.
Same here
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Old 05-06-2021, 01:16 PM   #13
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A few times when I have to time to jack with them, I tell them the story about how my wife ran off with the neighbor and she was the one paying for the car. I am afraid its about to get repo'd. They dont stay on the phone long after that
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Old 05-06-2021, 01:20 PM   #14
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So they called me again yesterday.
I pressed 1.

What do you guys do?
Depending on my mood, I play along just to waste their time and make them think they have an easy target. After I have had my fun, I tell them to kiss my arse.
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Old 05-06-2021, 01:31 PM   #15
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Some good youtube videos where fed up people with time and money have flown out to Qatar and Bangladesh to confront the scammer. I know thats kinda extreme but haven't we all had daydreams of getting to be face to face with one of those turds?
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Old 05-06-2021, 01:31 PM   #16
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I usually don’t answer calls that I don’t have in my contact list. But, if it’s a local number I kinda have to answer in my line of work. If it happens to be a telemarketer, I always start the conversation with “what are you wearing”? If they don’t hang up I proceed to play along until they do hang up. I do lots of driving and sometimes get bored. It helps pass the time.
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Old 05-06-2021, 01:45 PM   #17
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I ask them how their mom is doing. I figure I won if they get mad.
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Old 05-06-2021, 02:22 PM   #18
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Best reaction I got was telling a guy my car had 350k miles and was a year old. Told him I made regular deliveries across the boarder.
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Old 05-06-2021, 02:23 PM   #19
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I always say "this is the camel jockey express how many goats do you need today?"
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Old 05-06-2021, 02:45 PM   #20
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"How's the weather in Pakistan?"
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Old 05-06-2021, 03:00 PM   #21
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I usually tell them
Their mom is horrible in bed. They hung up
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Old 05-06-2021, 03:04 PM   #22
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what are you wearing " Jake " from state farm .....?
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Old 05-06-2021, 04:17 PM   #23
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I have played along a few times and on other times when the phone rings at inopportune moments...I tell them things I heard about their mother with a midget football team.
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Old 05-06-2021, 04:59 PM   #24
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I told the last one that called me the actual truck I own and he hung up on me. Apparently driving an 18 yr old truck isn't believable either. LOL Funny thing is it actual still has an extended warranty on it.
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Old 05-06-2021, 06:43 PM   #25
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As a business owner, I have to answer the phone. I hang up and block every one.
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Old 05-06-2021, 09:20 PM   #26
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I have a 215 F350 King Ranch. They used to call pretty regular.
I tell them it has 325,000 miles on it and they hang up.

I call them back and tell them we got disconnected, they go through the questions again about what kind of vehicle and how many miles. They hang up again.

I call back, go through this same routine. Normally after the third time they put me on their “Do Not Call” list.
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Old 05-06-2021, 09:31 PM   #27
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I have a 215 F350 King Ranch. They used to call pretty regular.
I tell them it has 325,000 miles on it and they hang up.

I call them back and tell them we got disconnected, they go through the questions again about what kind of vehicle and how many miles. They hang up again.

I call back, go through this same routine. Normally after the third time they put me on their ďDo Not CallĒ list.

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Old 05-06-2021, 09:35 PM   #28
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I pressed one once and they asked me what kind of car I drive. I said "I don't have a car, but what kinda insurance you got for a classic 3 wheeled Schwinn?"
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Old 05-06-2021, 10:05 PM   #29
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i have on occasion answered by acting like im 90+ years old start calling them bobby and ask them why they stole my teeth, then tell them if they had just asked i would have loaned them to them, but they probably should brush them before they use them,,,,, by this time they have usually hung up,,, but if i can ever get one to stay on long enough i'm going to follow that line up with "because my dog may have been the last one to use them, but i'm not sure,,,,
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Old 05-08-2021, 09:06 AM   #30
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I like to talk dirty to them. Especially the guys. I cant tell you how many times ive been cussed out. I try to get the company name and number first and their name and ive called to complain about them cussing at me
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Old 05-08-2021, 09:12 AM   #31
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486,312 miles gets them to hang up .
You want to a word how many miles your vehicle has until after you've asked all kind of questions about what the warranty covers
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