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  • My recent scams (last 3-4 months)

    * More than 30 calls from CRA, telling me I haven't paid taxes for the year 2014, 2015 and so on, and police are on their way to arrest me. Most of the times they know my home address, passport name and the name of my businesses. It was very annoying.
    I believe they took me off their list (as I had a lot of calls within 2-3 months, and then I had a long conversation with them, making it look that I'm a journalist recording them for youtube. In the last month, I received only 1 call like that.

    * Calls from Mariott/Air Canada/other places and hotels that offer me a "free voucher for a 500$", trying to get my information.

    * Someone calling me to tell me "my home computer is sending porn" (I know it doesn't, it's just downloading :-)))

    * My relative is in trouble, need to save them from something

    * Lots of emails that are usually in the spam folder, I never look there. Probably some guys from Somalia telling me that they received a 1000000$ inheritance and they will give me half if I help them get it.

    This month only got 1 call from CRA and 1 call from Air Canada, like 20 minutes ago. Decided to write this here.

    It's so strange, to know that we are in 2020, and we still receive all these scam calls, all this crap, that so many people are after what I've earned, it's the way they live, to get me out of my money.
    Last edited by JennyT; 03-14-2019, 10:53 PM.

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    Forgot to add numerous messages on my phone saying that my credit card was permanently blocked and to unblock it I need to call somewhere. Unblock a permanently blocked card that is in a bank that I don't even have an account at... Perfect.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by JennyT View Post
      * More than 30 calls from CRA, telling me I haven't paid taxes for the year 2014, 2015 and so on, and police are on their way to arrest me. Most of the times they know my home address, passport name and the name of my businesses. It was very annoying.
      I believe they took me off their list (as I had a lot of calls within 2-3 months, and then I had a long conversation with them, making it look that I'm a journalist recording them for youtube. In the last month, I received only 1 call like that.

      * Calls from Mariott/Air Canada/other places and hotels that offer me a "free voucher for a 500$", trying to get my information.

      * Someone calling me to tell me "my home computer is sending porn" (I know it doesn't, it's just downloading =))))

      * My relative is in trouble, need to save them from something

      * Lots of emails that are usually in the spam folder, I never look there. Probably some guys from Somalia telling me that they received a 1000000$ inheritance and they will give me half if I help them get it.

      This month only got 1 call from CRA and 1 call from Air Canada, like 20 minutes ago. Decided to write this here.

      It's so strange, to know that we are in 2020, and we still receive all these scam calls, all this crap, that so many people are after what I've earned, it's the way they live, to get me out of my money.
      I have had all of those calls especially the CRA calls!
      and I also get calls at my home on a Sunday morning from Duct Cleaning companies.
      I find it amazing that the Department of Agriculture can find One mad cow on a farm in a part of the world yet we can't locate phone scammers!

      DILLIGAF

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      • #4
        Do not answer ncalls or text not in your contact list;. Easy enough?.

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        • #5
          My work makes me get calls from people out of my contact list...can’t do that

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          • #6
            I just got a "you were chosen for a week cruise at Caribbean" call.

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            • #7
              A call from "Hilton hotel" - 3 scams in 1, I think.

              Scam#1 - "You have received a reward, free nights stay". If I start getting any further they would ask for my details and I will have to give small deposit in or give some of my personal details (breast size, for example)

              Scam#2 - in the beginning they ask "press 0 if you want to find out". I read that it's a famous scam - they would ask something innocent, but by pressing anything they ask, you agree to something completely different - for example, adding myself to some sort of list (of suckers, I guess, and I see that I have already done it somewhere if they keep calling :-)

              Scam #3 - they say "if you wish not to receive anything from us press 2". This is brilliant. I get annoyed, I want to get rid of them and I would press "2" without thinking and get into another scam like that, adding myself to some other list and agreeing to another thing.

              Oh...

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              • #8
                Don't reply to any emails or texts that is not in your contact list. Simple as that.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Manwithnoname View Post
                  Don't reply to any emails or texts that is not in your contact list. Simple as that.
                  :-)
                  “Don’t reply” doesn’t work if I want to see anyone other than regulars.

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                  • #10
                    My Samsung phone is pretty good at identifying Scam calls. I have S7

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by GaryB410 View Post
                      My Samsung phone is pretty good at identifying Scam calls. I have S7
                      Can it identify mine too? Also can it make me coffee?

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                      • #12
                        The worse is the " I am stuck in a foreign country and lost my wallet. Please send western union but don't tell my family. Don't want to alarm them lol.

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