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Jun 11, 2019 11:12:08   #
cbjllinda
 
you have to be soooooo carefull any more. when I was reading my posts here a macfee warning came up telling me that I needed to renew and up popped an area to fill in my name credit card info and I started too and then thought wait a minute it has not been that long since I renewed. so I got off this site and went to look at my MacAfee information and it is not due until march of 20 so it was definitely a scam. be carefull out there.
 
Jun 11, 2019 11:15:09   #
janallynbob (a regular here)
 
They, the scams I mean are every where, we all need to be vigilant,

Janallyn
Jun 11, 2019 11:18:02   #
MissNettie (a regular here)
 
You cannot trust anyone any more. MN
Jun 11, 2019 11:20:11   #
GrandmaJeanB (a regular here)
 
The phone calls are so annoying. Getting the one from “Nancy”. Selling braces. 3 yesterday afternoon and 3 this morning within an hour.
Jun 11, 2019 11:44:52   #
Bigitheknitter
 
If I do pick up the phone I always say” who are you, why are you calling, don’t need anything from you. Go away”. Then I hang up. People at the other end are still trying to get their thoughts together, I just hand up and then ignore the phone after that.
Jun 11, 2019 13:49:00   #
seamer45 (a regular here)
 
I got the same one and had no problem seeing it was a scam. I have never had macafee so it was easy.
What’s really funny is that my DD went to Fordham Univ, didn’t graduate, left after freshman year, 26years ago. For the first and only time since she left we got a call for financial donations. Well, they really had to work for our number. Our landline has been changed 7 times since then. It was a scam, they hung up when I questioned the interval.
 
Jun 11, 2019 14:04:11   #
klrober (a regular here)
 
Since getting my new landline phone with "call blocking" feature the scam/nuisance calls are almost zero....I was getting up to 10-20 a day & when I worked for the phone company & Had to answer the phone I certainly don't want to do it at home needlessly....
Jun 11, 2019 14:10:49   #
Knitting in the Rockys (a regular here)
 
Scams have existed probably since cave man times. We used to get them through the mail, door to door con artists but today, scam artists now have progressed with technology. Phone, cell phone and internet users have to stay on their toes, just as past generations did when it came to mail scams and door to door scams.
Jun 11, 2019 15:27:32   #
fergablu2
 
I use a pop up blocker and a vpn.
Jun 11, 2019 15:45:05   #
Bunyip
 
It is coming up to tax time in Aus and someone, it was reported on our news, has already had a threatening phone call telling them to ' pay now before the police come banging on your door'! Phone call was replayed on the news!
Jun 11, 2019 15:47:04   #
tdorminey
 
Bigitheknitter wrote:
If I do pick up the phone I always say” who are you, why are you calling, don’t need anything from you. Go away”. Then I hang up. People at the other end are still trying to get their thoughts together, I just hand up and then ignore the phone after that.

According to an article recently read, this will only increase the volume of robocalls you receive. They say any time you answer, even if you say nothing, your phone number is flagged as a "live" number, meaning it is an active working number and will be answered, and this info will then be sold forward to other robocall systems. #1 Advice: Use your caller ID; if you don't recognize the number/name, don't answer, just ignore. I started doing this and it really made a difference. Down from 15-20 calls a day, to around 5/day or less.
 
Jun 11, 2019 19:22:53   #
JeannineAnne (a regular here)
 
On the phone, I ask who they want and if they say a name I inform them that Dr whoever is with a patient can he call you back. At that point I often get an apology and the name is removed from a list. This only works with folks trying to sell something , or political phoning near elctions though..not overseas scams
Jun 12, 2019 05:38:33   #
janetj54
 
If you have an android phone you can go to the play store and download an app called true caller it let's you know if it is a scam and or spam calling . I have a different ringtone for each person in my contacts so if the ringtone is the default I know that it is not anyone that I know. But the true caller works and you can block unwanted numbers.
Jun 12, 2019 05:47:40   #
gmomgil (a regular here)
 
I don't answer any calls i don't recognize. If it's someone i know their name will pop up with the number. If in doubt i ryn it thru white pages.
Jun 12, 2019 06:04:47   #
YarnCreations
 
I find that these type of calls often start with a gabbled/garbled introduction giving the name of the caller and the firm calling and asking how I am, all without a breath taken. So I then ask them to repeat their name, then spell it, then the name of the company, and spell it, followed by the full address of the company, with spelling. It's rare that the caller even gets that far, they normally hang up, but if they do actually give all that information I then ask for full details of to whom I should address complaints. I've never yet got beyond this before the caller abandons the call!
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