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We Need A Do-Not-Scam List

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 by | Filed Under: Quick Tips, Security Help
 
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In response to our Beware Of Fake Cleanup article, Roy writes:  “Keep up the good work! It is a good feeling to get something over on those jerks. It appears that you have come upon the answer! Now, if there was a way to get them to remove your name from their calling list, that would be great. If you do find a way to do so, please post it for the rest of us unlucky beings. This is great!”

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Thanks Roy! We do what we can. But as far as a do-not-call list for scammers, you might as well have a do-not-break-in list for burglars. These people are criminals, they don’t really care who they call. And most of them are calling from overseas, so our government has no authority over them.

And they really don’t have a list to call. They just call every number out there until someone falls for it. Now, if you fall for it once, you can expect to hear from more scammers.  Your best bet is to stay well-informed and to keep up-to-date virus protection.

~ Cynthia

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5 Responses to “We Need A Do-Not-Scam List”

  1. Randi Harry says:

    A friend of mine was scammed on Facebook by a crook who wanted her to apply for a government grant for free money, then sent it to all her friends! She must have had fun by messaging these people back to tell them that she had applied for the grant, gotten it, and now needed to pay the people who messengered her back – she claimed to have the $10,000 she owed them in cash, and if they would just come by her office she would give it to them. Then she told them that she no longer worked at the xxx County courthouse but now worked at the police department!! Needless to say, she never heard from them again! She then closed her Facebook account!

  2. Jadesqr says:

    Hey Cynthia, The one thing we can do is ‘REPORT; REPORT; REPORT’…
    http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx
    https://www.fbi.gov/scams-safety/fraud/internet_fraud/internet_fraud

    Outlook.com has a ‘Phishing scam’ report, but its like a ‘black hole'; never hear anything back.

  3. Daniel L Kinzly says:

    There is a new website http://www.nomorobo.com This site gets rid of 99% of telemarketer, robo and political calls. It is great not receiving these type of calls. You also have the ability to report a number that was not blocked. The site is free.

  4. Norma Werner says:

    I just do not answer the phone if I do not recognize the number. They never leave a message so I figure it was not important. If they leave a message I may listen to it unless it is the same number over and over. I do receive a lot of phone calls but just look to see who it is. I have my phone set to ring four times before the message comes up for them to leave a message. I used to have to answer the phone and made a fellow mad that was overseas somewhere and hung up on him. He called right back and asked me why I hung up and I said because I didn’t want to talk to him and I hung up again. He called back a few more times and finally gave up when I did not answer the phone.

  5. James J Sr. says:

    Just like Norma, if I do no recognize the number it goes unanswered. Usually the numbers come far from your house. If they are calling from NY or CA I know it is nobody I care to speak with.

    Again like Norma, if it is important they will leave a message. The only one that leaves a message is a scam supposedly from the IRS and they are suing me. They actually leave a call back number in the message and if I knew where to report that number I would do so. But who takes care of these kinds of things? Who do you report this type of abuse to?

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