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Old 05-03-2018, 01:05 PM   #1
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Canada New Astrology Scam ?

just got a call from a girl [in my case 514 area code ] ..
and all she wanted was to give me a phone number for a time limited free astrology call ... sounded good, perhaps too good, lol
any ways, the number was to a 1 900 number [can't remember it now], but she said it was free, not a regular 1 900 chargeable number ... i didn't call ...
she called back, saying the 'time was reserved' for me, and i should call right away ..
about a half hour later, i got another call, this time from a 'supervisor', asking how come didn't call?? i explained that i wasn't going to call a 900 number, no matter who said they are free, they hung up .

i -assume- this was a scam,
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Old 05-03-2018, 01:14 PM   #2
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Looks like it wasn't in the stars...you did right...
If you don't know the caller, it's likely
a scam...and 900s are not free.

I had one of the 'Microsoft' scam callers call back
when I told 'him' I wasn't interested. I Hung
up.

Some are persistent.

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Old 05-03-2018, 06:15 PM   #3
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I had a 'technician' call me once (in a heavily Indian accent, sounded just like Apu Nahasapeemapetilon from the Simpson's): "Hello, sir. I am calling from Windows. I would like to let you be knowing that we have detected a problem with your computer. If you could be giving me online access to your computer we can fix this problem for you."
I told him I had a Mac and hung up on him.
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Old 05-03-2018, 06:26 PM   #4
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I get the "I'm calling from Windows and we've detected a problem with your computer" calls from time to time. I recently let the kid go on for a bit then I said "How can this be. I don't have a computer". Silence, then "You're kidding". Then he hang up.

I once told one that I knew where he lived and I was going to kill his mother. He asked why I would want to kill his mother. It was then I realized he didn't know he was making a scam call. He was no doubt led to believe he was performing a service by making the call. He was being scammed also.
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Old 05-03-2018, 07:36 PM   #5
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Who believes in Astrology?
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Old 05-03-2018, 08:39 PM   #6
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Who believes in Astrology?
Madam Zora?
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Old 05-03-2018, 11:45 PM   #7
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The same millions who insist the world really is flat and that the mercury in your fillings is rotting your liver. Oh, and that vaccinations are GWB's plot extension for the Twin Towers.

They believe that the top 1% are paying their share of personal taxes, and that if we'd just beg them for another 1% our national debt would be erased within one tax year. Better, if we legislate them to pay 2% we'd all have free housing.
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Old 05-04-2018, 05:50 AM   #8
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Well, the top 1% pay the taxes the forms say to pay. But back to astrology for a moment. Many people believe in it, and of course, Madam Zora found out the hard way what happened when you ignore what the stars tell you.
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Old 05-04-2018, 05:56 AM   #9
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I got a call from NYC,(212) prefix, and the caller only spoke Chinese. After about 10 seconds of this, in my best Chinese accent, I yelled f+++= +++!
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This ties into the previous threads on phone calls and my policy is unchanged, if I don't recognize the caller ID, I don't answer.
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