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Why can't the NSA stop Rachel from Calling me.. ~ Vanity

Posted on 06/16/2014 11:10:16 AM PDT by GraceG

Anyone here who gets the constant calls from "Rachel from Cardmemeber Services" or the Myriad of calls from all the other cell phone robocallers that offer to re-finance your home or credit card and are really just phishing for your credit card number or credit information. These damned fraudsters will call your cell phone with unsolicted calls (which is illegal by the way) and your home phone as well. They always seem to start with a pre-recorded message saying to press 1 which then routes you to a live operator who will take your information if you are gulible to give it to them.

Why the bloody hell can't the NSA put an end to this, instead they would rather record your damned call to your aunt Maybel as if her recipe for pineapple upside down cake is goign to be disclosing some great national security secret.

Why do we pay taxes for the NSA to go listen to us law abiding and they won't even do a damned thing to stop these jerkwads from calling me for the last 2 years????

These "robocallers" are actually breaking the laws unlike us who are being constantly harassed by them...

Come on NSA do you damned duty and track them down and shut them down or put a bullet in Rachel's head or soemthing.... Or just sit there and waste out money trying to glean my granmother's latest recipie for apple pie when I talk to her next time...


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Humor
KEYWORDS: harassment; nsa; thensa
Bunch of incompetent government (blankety Blanks)

Thanks for hearing my rant...

1 posted on 06/16/2014 11:10:17 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: GraceG

They have to use that equipment for something between election cycles.


2 posted on 06/16/2014 11:11:44 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: F15Eagle

mark for reading...


4 posted on 06/16/2014 11:13:41 AM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ( "I didn't leave the Central Oligarchy Party. It left me." - Ronaldus Maximus)
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To: GraceG
Rachel WORKS for the NSA.
5 posted on 06/16/2014 11:14:17 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: GraceG

I am also a receiver of Rachel’s concern, even when I stay on the line long enough to press the button to stop farther calls. There must be enough business generated to justify predatory, dissembling calls, but why that should be the case passes me by.


6 posted on 06/16/2014 11:14:20 AM PDT by Sparklite
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To: GraceG

There’s a really good app called ‘Call Blocker’, at least for Android. It will answer, then hang up on the robocalls immediately. We got rid of our home phone so can’t help you there.


7 posted on 06/16/2014 11:14:25 AM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: GraceG

When they call me, it’s “Bridgett”....just got one. I send complaints to my “do not call” people but so far it has not worked.


8 posted on 06/16/2014 11:15:09 AM PDT by Banjoguy (annual)
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To: GraceG

All in and place your number on a “do not disturb” list.

It won’t stop everything, but it cuts way down on these sorts of calls.


9 posted on 06/16/2014 11:15:15 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: GraceG
recipie for apple pie

Classic.

10 posted on 06/16/2014 11:15:18 AM PDT by Misterioso (Every major horror of history was committed in the name of an altruistic motive. - Ayn Rand)
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To: GraceG

it’s daily and sometimes hourly, now.


11 posted on 06/16/2014 11:15:26 AM PDT by dadfly
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To: Sparklite

I am seriously tempted to start using the NSA hotwords once I get a live person onthe line...

But the NSA would probably arrest me and not these despicable scammers...


12 posted on 06/16/2014 11:15:37 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: tgusa

It also lets you block specific area codes. The robocalls I used to get came from either NYC or Brownsville, TX. Go figure.


13 posted on 06/16/2014 11:17:14 AM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: GraceG
I am seriously tempted to start using the NSA hotwords once I get a live person onthe line...

Now you are starting to hit on something, if enough do this, they will shut them down just to get them out of the equation and stop them from screwing with their equations.

14 posted on 06/16/2014 11:19:47 AM PDT by LowOiL ("Abomination" sure sounds like "ObamaNation" to me.)
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To: Banjoguy
I send complaints to my “do not call” people but so far it has not worked.

I reported a number of violators, but found no way to follow up on the website and find out what action (if any) was taken.

15 posted on 06/16/2014 11:21:54 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: GraceG
When you do get a call from Rachel or some other human solicitor, they most likely first tell you the call is being recorded for training purposes.

Just tell 'em, "I Don't Want To Be Recorded!"

It really throws them for a loop, usually have to tell 'em a couple of times.

After stammering around, they end the call with a thank you.

At work the worst solicitors are stock brokers & bad debt collectors.

Oh, there is another from work, someone will call wanting to set an appointment for their boss to stop by and tell you how to make more money.

There my first question is why is the boss keeping all this information to himself and not sharing with you so you can be a boss too.

16 posted on 06/16/2014 11:24:47 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: GraceG

Y`all are going about this all wrong. Have fun with them. I use a foreign accent and jack around with them. It’s hilarious when they get mad. My kids love it when I get those calls.


17 posted on 06/16/2014 11:29:05 AM PDT by tuffydoodle (Shut up voices, or I'll poke you with a Q-Tip again.)
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To: GraceG

I must have turned Rachel in 50 times for calling. It got so bad that I said that the Colorado no call people were just as bad as she was and were probably working with her. I finally got a reply and they said they were just contractors working for the state of Colorado and had no authority. When she calls just lay down the phone and waste her time or hit #1 and waste a live person’s time. I think she works for ICE.


18 posted on 06/16/2014 11:31:13 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: mountainlion

Next time you get a live person, act like you`re hard of hearing. That one really pisses them off.


19 posted on 06/16/2014 11:33:28 AM PDT by tuffydoodle (Shut up voices, or I'll poke you with a Q-Tip again.)
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To: GraceG

I get their stupid messages on my voicemail, since I don’t answer those calls.


20 posted on 06/16/2014 11:33:28 AM PDT by DLfromthedesert (She accomplished nothing: should have stayed at home and baked cookies)
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To: GraceG

Rachel is an acronym for Really Annoying Chick from HELl...I get her too!


21 posted on 06/16/2014 11:42:22 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: bigbob

I just hang up on Rachel. But Achmed at Microsoft Support gets my full attention.

Last time he called I took him to 15 minutes. Finally he told me to press any key and I told him I don’t have an any key. Haven’t gotten a call since.


22 posted on 06/16/2014 11:53:30 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: GraceG

Out of curiosity, what are the top ten hotwords they look for? I’d like to try using them all in one run-on sentence!


23 posted on 06/16/2014 12:01:01 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: GraceG

When we Time Warner TV/internet and telephone the caller ID would show the telemarketing number. I then could put that number in a log to have it forwarded to a different number. I set it up so the telemarketers were forwarded to DC weather or local movie theater for showings. The forwarding number I liked the most was forwarding to another telemarketer.


24 posted on 06/16/2014 12:03:30 PM PDT by lysie
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To: GraceG

“””They always seem to start with a pre-recorded message saying to press 1 which then routes you...””

You actually pressed 1?


25 posted on 06/16/2014 12:10:14 PM PDT by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!)
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To: tgusa

We kept our home phone, $5 per month using wireless. We use that number everywhere a phone number is required.

The ringer is turned off, and I clean out the voicemails from time to time.

Over time our calls went from 20 or 30 a day to about 3 or 4 a week. I went several weeks already one time between voicemails.

Peace................$5 per month.


26 posted on 06/16/2014 12:24:18 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator.)
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To: GraceG

If you get the recording when you press”1”, then give them the name/number of the local FBI.


27 posted on 06/16/2014 12:28:29 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: GraceG

I called the Attorney General’s office in Raleigh. Basically there is nothing you can do.
I get those calls all the time. They change the phone number often so you can’t report calls coming from the same number.
The part that really frosts me is if a live person was calling that often you would have legal recourse.
What is needed is Call Block by area code. Or allow calls only from selected area codes.
I’m sure it’s doable.

From what I’ve read , most calls emanate through Pacific Bell. They sell these spammers a block of numbers to play with.


28 posted on 06/16/2014 12:47:05 PM PDT by Vinnie
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To: GraceG
Phone calls from Rachel?


29 posted on 06/16/2014 12:55:01 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: tuffydoodle
Next time you get a live person

That is the problem. I'm so sick of the 'final notice to move my credit card, etc...'

30 posted on 06/16/2014 12:57:00 PM PDT by Vinnie
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To: tuffydoodle

Do a sales pitch for Brawndo. Or do an adaptation of the Tom Mabe act.


31 posted on 06/16/2014 1:13:16 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is now the operational arm of the CPUSA)
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To: Vinnie

Dial one and wait for a live person to answer. Act like you’re hard of hearing, or retarded, or from Pakistan or heck, do all three at the same time. If you can’t beat ‘em, play with ‘em.


32 posted on 06/16/2014 1:41:17 PM PDT by tuffydoodle (Shut up voices, or I'll poke you with a Q-Tip again.)
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To: GraceG

Nothing seems to work, except for Call Control on my cell phone. What I usually end up doing is pressing “1” as quickly as possible. Then when I get a live person, I will start by telling them to get a real job. Sometimes that starts a conversation that I can keep wasting their time. A burp in their ear sometimes accidentally happens as well. If they called my cell phone, I report the call as credit card fraud and enter it on the black list. Once I have done this, I never have to deal with a repeat call, until they switch numbers, but I figure that in wasted time, time they can’t be using on other people, and having to pay for new numbers, I am making it less profitable for them.

BTW...Do not call lists are a waste of time.


33 posted on 06/16/2014 7:43:48 PM PDT by smythe
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To: tuffydoodle
Have fun with them. I use a foreign accent and jack around with them.

A breathy "What are you wearing?" usually get them to hang up pretty quick.

34 posted on 06/17/2014 11:46:46 AM PDT by koanhead
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To: koanhead

O M G I cannot wait for the next call! That’s the best one, yet.


35 posted on 06/17/2014 12:09:11 PM PDT by tuffydoodle (Shut up voices, or I'll poke you with a Q-Tip again.)
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To: koanhead

Ha, got one this afternoon, the seller hung up on me as soon as I gave a breathy, “how are you” in my best Marilyn Monroe voice.


36 posted on 06/17/2014 1:35:34 PM PDT by tuffydoodle (Shut up voices, or I'll poke you with a Q-Tip again.)
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To: GraceG
They are also spoofing Caller ID services by cloning local phone numbers in my area associated with healthcare services so I imagine they do the same elsewhere as well. In my east Tennessee county they were cloning UT Hospital Lifestar's phone number at a local helo pad which is a medical helo and they are also cloning SAVA Senior Care with a local number. No area code shows up. It shows up 7 digits with the first three numbers being in my phone exchange. I gave UT a heads up and evidently they had enough clout to stop their number from being used by Card Services. That's when SAVA's number began showing up.

These stinking dogs will not allow you to say please do not call when you connect to a live person. When these stinking dogs hear the words "please", "stop", or "don't", they quickly hang up before you can complete your sentence. Then they call back an hour later I kid you not. I've gotten as many as three calls per day from Card Services alone. Add to that the Home Security Telemarketing Scammers is going to be in my area etc calls and it gets old fast.

I pay AT&T extra money a month not to have my numbers published or made public. I pay AT&T extra for a Ring Master Line. I pay AT& T extra for call block, anonymous call reject, and caller ID services. Is AT&T supplying their phone lines thus the reason they won't crack down on this?

These are indeed ROBO calls. About an hour after my regular number is called my ringmaster number is called as well.

Oh but it gets worse. A Ringmaster number is a non listed number used strictly as an incoming line with a distinct ring. No one but the phone company and possibly 911 operations center should have that info. I have never released my Ringmaster number on any forms public or private which should be released to anyone. I get telemarketing calls on it and they know my name.

Telemarketing companies making unsolicited calls should be required to use an identifiable and blockable national used pre-fix number like 999-***-****. Violations should carry substantial penalties payable to the consumer they are harassing.

I have noticed one thing. I have an extra line for my internet service which is dial up. It has caller ID on it also but no phone connected is connected to it usually. They never call it.

37 posted on 06/18/2014 12:19:34 AM PDT by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: tuffydoodle
Next time you get a live person, act like you`re hard of hearing. That one really pisses them off.

I'm a day sleeper. When they call I am hard of hearing {over 50% loss} that don't bother them. I've also acted like jihad Joe the irate Arab bathing his goat, Pedro the Mexican thinking yelling that he getting free money praise Obama, I've even though about doing the Tom Mabe bit where the telemarketer calls a homicide scene and gets a detective. They just call back several more times that day.

Like I said if they hear please, don't, or stop, they will hang up before you finish and call you back several more times that day. It is flat out harassing phone calls It shouldn't matter a computer program aka auto dialer is used to do it.

Someone has a huge vested interest in giving them some major phone line trunking service. For what they are pulling off I'd say about 1000 lines or so. I would dearly love to have the CEO's home and cell phone numbers for some 3:00am telecommunication payback. Which brings up another point. Cell companies or at least mine seem to enforce the law on calling cell phones for soliciting. If I had more reliable cell service here in the boonies I'd end my land line service.

38 posted on 06/18/2014 12:35:31 AM PDT by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: GraceG

The only thing you can do is waste their time. If you hang up on them, or they hang up on you, they are back to trying to reel in another fish.

You need to act like you’re interested in their scam, but tell them you have to answer the door or turn off the stove. So, you put down the phone and let them wait while you go about your business.


39 posted on 06/18/2014 1:09:07 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: tgusa

That don’t work in my case. My daily cardmember services call comes from a telephone number that is exactly one digit off from my own telephone number. I answer it, and press 1 to get a live operator, and then fart into the receiver when someone picks up and asks me about lowering my interest rates on a credit card that I do not have. My phone in my workshop is extremely aromatic at this point. Sometimes I will just set the phone down, so that when they answer, they can get 15 seconds of Mark Levin.


40 posted on 06/20/2014 3:47:20 PM PDT by Klemper
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