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    Default Re: Phone calls from "Spark Networks"

    Quote Originally Posted by Zippity View Post
    Buy a whistle and give the ignorant sods the loudest blast possible.

    They won't call back
    That's no fun - you need to play with the victim a bit first.
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    Default Re: Phone calls from "Spark Networks"

    This exact same scam is going around the UK too friends have informed me.

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    Damn I'm on a mobile phone only now,so I suppose they will never call me (higher call charges?)
    I now have a bit of time where I could follow Wainuitechs advice and string them along a bit.
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    If the Indian police take as much notice of scammers as they do of rapists, I wouldn't hold out a lot of hope.

    A couple of years ago, I let the guy waffle on for about 30 seconds and told him that I had something for him. Pregnant pause. Then I told him I was cursing him and his entire family to a horrible fatal disease for trying to scam me. A horrified gasp and a disconnecting click. It seems that some of those people are very superstitious. I never got another call for about 18 months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Druid View Post
    If the Indian police take as much notice of scammers as they do of rapists, I wouldn't hold out a lot of hope.

    A couple of years ago, I let the guy waffle on for about 30 seconds and told him that I had something for him. Pregnant pause. Then I told him I was cursing him and his entire family to a horrible fatal disease for trying to scam me. A horrified gasp and a disconnecting click. It seems that some of those people are very superstitious. I never got another call for about 18 months.
    Good one, I might try that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony View Post
    We're looking for a volunteer to "press 2". Any takers?
    OK.
    Alas my brother tends to get to phone first though. But I'll try, I'll ask him to let me have a go next time.
    (I suspect it just encourages the scammers though so hmm...)
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    "A couple of years ago, I let the guy waffle on for about 30 seconds and told him that I had something for him. Pregnant pause. Then I told him I was cursing him and his entire family to a horrible fatal disease for trying to scam me. A horrified gasp and a disconnecting click. It seems that some of those people are very superstitious. I never got another call for about 18 months."

    All primitive people are superstitious. What you are essentially dealing with is a stone age man with a few trappings of the 21st century.

    It's the same with modern man ie most of us, except that we are surrounded from birth with material goods of high complexity and are in quality interactions with high level information, a lot of us anyway, like we get on PressF1 LOL.

    I mean, look at the information we got from prefect yesterday about the Corolla starter motor and a hands-on story as well, sheer solid gold. Amazing, bet you wouldn't get that from many/if any other places.
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    I didn't really want his wife and kids to croak. I don't mind if he chooses to, though.

    His kids will probably emigrate to NZ on student visas and run the corner dairy in your street.

    And his wife will become a public prosecutor in Mumbai. Everybody happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by piroska View Post
    OK.
    Alas my brother tends to get to phone first though. But I'll try, I'll ask him to let me have a go next time.
    (I suspect it just encourages the scammers though so hmm...)
    Great! Can't wait for the report back.
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    Default Re: Phone calls from "Spark Networks"

    Had another one this morning, tried new tactic - "Does your mother know you are a thief ? "

    Silence for about 5 seconds then disconnect tone.

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