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Old 06-25-2019, 01:18 PM
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Just got one of those "Can you hear me?" calls -

I said "No, can you speak a little louder, please?"

Click - end of call.

(I know - don't answer the phone - but it has been a very slow day here!)
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Old 06-25-2019, 02:39 PM
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I answer my phone too. There aren't that many junk calls, and sometimes they are entertaining. Sometimes I don't recognize the name on the caller ID but it turns out to be someone I do need to talk to.

Today I got a call where a recorded voice told me I was the only one on the conference call. I hung up; end of conference. Yesterday I had one where a man with a very deep voice (they always choose someone with a deep voice) started out by telling me I am harder to reach than the top of Mt. Everest. I didn't laugh or respond. He then said he was from a police group. I told him I didn't believe a thing he said and hung up.
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Old 06-25-2019, 03:20 PM
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I have stopped a lot of useless time wasting calls by lifting receiver for a second or two then hanging up. They never call back.
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Old 06-25-2019, 04:15 PM
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We just un-plugged the home phone today. Every time we tried to ringie-dingie. The important people in our lives have our cell numbers.
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Old 06-25-2019, 05:47 PM
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Have never heard of "can you hear me?" calls ....

Please explain, so I know what is yet to come ............. *sigh*
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Old 06-25-2019, 06:42 PM
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“Can you hear me”. The caller is recording your response and using your voice saying yes to use for their gains
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Old 06-26-2019, 06:57 AM
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Bearisgrey, You are fun! Feel like you are a friend and I look forward to and enjoy your posts. Thank you!
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Old 06-26-2019, 10:13 AM
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Never heard of this either--thanks for the heads up.
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Old 06-26-2019, 10:25 AM
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I just got a notice today, that in my area an older person got took for $100,000!!! I don't have that much to be scamed out of, but WOW! The article went on to say for those of us who answer then "play" with the caller, the caller is recording your voice so they can patch together the answers they need to do whatever mischief they are intent on. I have caller ID and do not answer to any unknown number. This just makes it more important now days.
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Old 06-26-2019, 10:26 AM
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My granddaughter called after an accident. She had a broken nose so she didn't sound like herself.

Not only do I not have grandchildren, but my granddaughter had an Indian accent.

Her brother called me a few weeks later - same accident. Too funny.
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