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Old Aug 28th 2019, 10:30 pm
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Just got a call from Canada Revenue informing me that they are taking me to court for failure to pay taxes owed. Failure to appear in court will result in a prison sentence. I should immediately call this number if I wish to avoid prison.

I really had no idea Canada Revenue had employees in Vietnam.

I got one of those from the IRS office in Texas Apparently the police were on their way to my house even as he spoke and the only way to call them off was going to be an immediate over-the-phone payment. When I asked him why his area code was from Pennsylvania if he was with the IRS in Texas, he seemed annoyed.
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Old Aug 28th 2019, 10:32 pm
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I got one of those from the IRS office in Texas Apparently the police were on their way to my house even as he spoke and the only way to call them off was going to be an immediate over-the-phone payment. When I asked him why his area code was from Pennsylvania if he was with the IRS in Texas, he seemed annoyed.
I can understand how old folk get frightened and pay up or give bank account details etc.
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Old Aug 28th 2019, 10:38 pm
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I can understand how old folk get frightened and pay up or give bank account details etc.

Yes, for sure.

I quote often call them back, sometimes repeatedly, and tell them that their location has been traced, they have been identified, and fraud has been reported. They get really angry and hang up on me. Then I call them again. It passes the time while I'm sitting on the train or something.
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Old Aug 28th 2019, 11:43 pm
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Yes, for sure.

I quote often call them back, sometimes repeatedly, and tell them that their location has been traced, they have been identified, and fraud has been reported. They get really angry and hang up on me. Then I call them again. It passes the time while I'm sitting on the train or something.



I am not paying for calls to Vietnam.
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Old Aug 29th 2019, 12:08 am
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I am not paying for calls to Vietnam.
Yeah, no, that's probably a bit much even for the joy of annoying the scammers.
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Old Aug 29th 2019, 12:11 am
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Yeah, no, that's probably a bit much even for the joy of annoying the scammers.
I do lead admit leading those Indian folk on, the ones who call saying I have a computer problem.
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I do lead admit leading those Indian folk on, the ones who call saying I have a computer problem.

I haven't had that one. I have had the ones who pretend that I have some outstanding credit card debt somewhere that I haven't paid. I think they are home grown US though.
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I haven't had that one. I have had the ones who pretend that I have some outstanding credit card debt somewhere that I haven't paid. I think they are home grown US though.
I thought everyone got those calls from ‘Microsoft’ in India.
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Just got a call from Canada Revenue informing me that they are taking me to court for failure to pay taxes owed. Failure to appear in court will result in a prison sentence. I should immediately call this number if I wish to avoid prison.

I really had no idea Canada Revenue had employees in Vietnam.
Their arm is long and their vengeance total....
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Old Aug 29th 2019, 9:00 am
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I thought everyone got those calls from ‘Microsoft’ in India.
yes we do too, very regular i use my very limited Spanish on them they usually hangup
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Old Aug 29th 2019, 10:53 am
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I do admit leading those Indian folk on, the ones who call saying I have a computer problem.
Yeah, some of them used to get really frustrated when I couldn't find the Windows icon (on my Linux desktop).

Now, I ask them if their parents are proud that their son has become a criminal.

Some hang up immediately, some still try to persuade me that they're genuine, some treat me to a volley of abuse.

The last one I had though, just last month, responded with a long silence, then said: "Sir, you are right", and I had a very reasonable conversation with him.
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Yeah, some of them used to get really frustrated when I couldn't find the Windows icon (on my Linux desktop).

Now, I ask them if their parents are proud that their son has become a criminal.

Some hang up immediately, some still try to persuade me that they're genuine, some treat me to a volley of abuse.

The last one I had though, just last month, responded with a long silence, then said: "Sir, you are right", and I had a very reasonable conversation with him.
I just call them a benchod and hang up.
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I just call them a benchod and hang up.
The last one I had was years ago, though it was a fairly regular thing until then. I let the lady explain how they had detected a virus on my computer (no internet service in this house) and then proceeded to give her the whip for a few minutes. I told her that she was condemned to burn in the fires of hell for all eternity because she was a thief targeting seniors and attempting to rob them, and there was no salvation for her. I think I almost had her crying. The CRA scam recordings still show up occasionally, but not the computer virus one.
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I just call them a benchod and hang up.
  1. ask them to listen carefully & say you're going to count to 3 - but only go to 2
  2. blow school playground whistle down the 'phone at full volume
Works every time 'cos they've never called back ... What???
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I just call them a benchod and hang up.
scamp benchod ??? is that a pompey word
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