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Re: ATTENTION: Your IP Address has been compromised

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@Icegoddess wrote:

They don't even want money now; they want prepaid cards or gift cards which should be a huge red flag.  The IP address and Microsoft people want access to your computer.  Never click on a like.  I also got a text from "Wells Fargo", but I don't have an acount with them.  The IRS never calls.  We have dealt with them before and it's all done by mail.  Locally, we keep getting the Utility company calling to say you have to pay or they're going to cut your power off immediately.  I guess people still fall for it even though it's been on the news several times.


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And you can add student loans to that list of scam calls--(either forgiving or renegotiating the interest rate)..Although its been a "few" years since I graduated from college, I've must have asked for a million dollar loan if that thing is still ongoing....LOL....

 

..I guess the crooks are now trying to reach the millennial audience with these student loan scams...

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Re: ATTENTION: Your IP Address has been compromised

@SPURT I paid mine off many many years ago.

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@SPURT I paid mine off many many years ago.


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Never underestimate these scammers...If they have your number they STILL might be relentless and hound you with their recorded messages like they did me and I dont pick up the phone, just delete their messages and block and report their calls to the FTC......

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@SPURT wrote:

@Icegoddess wrote:

@SPURT I paid mine off many many years ago.


@Icegoddess 

 

Never underestimate these scammers...If they have your number they STILL might be relentless and hound you with their recorded messages like they did me and I dont pick up the phone, just delete their messages and block and report their calls to the FTC......


I don't answer calls I don't recognize either.  They can leave a message if they want.  I'll just delete it.

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I used to enjoy playing games with those scammers before the calls became robo.I would answer if bored and then have some fun at their expense.I once thanked a guy profusely for calling as I told him that I was bored and stuck at home with explosive diarrhea and not even family would visit...he hung up.Rude.

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@Whatnow wrote:

I used to enjoy playing games with those scammers before the calls became robo.I would answer if bored and then have some fun at their expense.I once thanked a guy profusely for calling as I told him that I was bored and stuck at home with explosive diarrhea and not even family would visit...he hung up.Rude.


@Whatnow LOL!

I used to do this too.

A man would call daily and ask me to buy some green energy product.

I said I prefer the blue kind and asked him is green better than blue and which should I get and why?🤣

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@Pqfan That’s funny....I once listened to a long spiel and then asked for an answer to my question..do you think I am too old for pink sparkle uggs?

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@Whatnow wrote:

@Pqfan That’s funny....I once listened to a long spiel and then asked for an answer to my question..do you think I am too old for pink sparkle uggs?


LOL!🤣

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@Icegoddess wrote:

@SPURT wrote:

@Icegoddess wrote:

@SPURT I paid mine off many many years ago.


@Icegoddess 

 

Never underestimate these scammers...If they have your number they STILL might be relentless and hound you with their recorded messages like they did me and I dont pick up the phone, just delete their messages and block and report their calls to the FTC......


I don't answer calls I don't recognize either.  They can leave a message if they want.  I'll just delete it.

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       My phone answer tells people to leave a message or their number will be blocked! Most of my unknown 'callers' don't leave a message!!  I figure if some unknown really wanted to talk to me, they would leave a message and then I decide whether to follow up or not.

      But these people are getting to be quite clever! What I have noticed lately though is that sometimes caller ID just says 'phone call'....no number.  I don't answer those either!! 

 

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I get the Microsoft calls all the time.  Also, student loans, "your credit account will be closed", "we are sending the back brace your ordered", IRS,  you won a raffle, etc.