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Norman Kling
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I got a phone call

Post by Norman Kling » Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:09 pm

I got a phone call saying my warrantee on my car had expired and I needed to renew. They asked me what car did I need to renew and I said my 1922 Model T Runabout. He hung up!
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Re: I got a phone call

Post by CudaMan » Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:11 pm

LOL! You would think that if it was a scam, they wouldn't care what kind or year of car you had as long as you sent them the money. :)
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Re: I got a phone call

Post by Dan McEachern » Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:58 pm

I told them 1914 and they asked me to hold. Another person came on the line and wanted to confirm that the year of my car was 2014 and I told him no, it was 1914. He argued that I told the other person 2014- he finally hung up on me. I was looking forward to renewing my warranty!


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Re: I got a phone call

Post by Loftfield » Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:49 am

There have been Forum entries previously telling how to have fun with the expired warranty scammers. When I have time I string them along by ignoring their first question, which is always what make and year is my car. Instead, I ask them all sorts of related questions, such as "do you cover Ford?", "Does your warranty cover engine, transmission", etc, trying to burn up as much of their time as possible. When I do get around to telling them the car in question is a 1912 Ford Model T they do always just hang up, but by then I have had the satisfaction of bugging them as much or more than they bug me, turnabout always being fair game.

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Re: I got a phone call

Post by DLodge » Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:36 am

Loftfield wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:49 am
... but by then I have had the satisfaction of bugging them as much or more than they bug me, turnabout always being fair game.
And the longer you keep them on the phone, the less time they have to bother others. On behalf of the Mercifully Unbothered Multitude, thank you.... :D

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Re: I got a phone call

Post by Steve Jelf » Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:09 am

All calls on my land line go to an answering machine which gives the bum's rush to politicians, preachers, and other scammers. Sometimes I find a recorded robo call to delete. Often it begins with "We tried to reach you several times by mail..." Yeah, right. If you really did, thanks for the free kindling. :D
The inevitable often happens.
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Re: I got a phone call

Post by RustyFords » Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:19 am

When I'm bored (not often....I have three kids), I'll keep a scammer on the line and have my kids run around and make barnyard noises or make noises like one of them is being tortured. Or I'll scream something absurd, like "Billy....I swear, if you don't quit dressing that goat up in women's underwear, I swear I'm gonna sell your other kidney!!"

It's good clean fun.
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