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    Just DON'T Say "Yes"....

    ...and then HANG UP!!

    Just adding to the talk about recent scamming news and some posts here:
    http://www.ausphotography.net.au/for...42#post1407642
    and
    http://www.ausphotography.net.au/for...72#post1407672

    I got a community newsletter devoted to the same thing today. It had TWO useful items in it:

    1. A "Say YES" scam, where the trickster asks if you can hear him/her/it and tries to get you to say "yes". Your voice
    is recorded for possible use in voice-activated authorisations.

    2. A link to the ACCC's "Little Black Book of Scams"
    for some interesting reading.
    Last edited by ameerat42; 15-05-2017 at 3:22pm.
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    All good advice, Am, thanks.

    Good to see that the ACCC has done at least one useful thing ... .

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    Oh no, another thing to try and remember not to do. I imagine it would be very easy to get most people to say yes.
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    They are very trying...just imagine how useful they would be to the general community if they devoted the same amount of time and effort into something productive?
    If you replace the 'W' with 'T' in When, Where and What, you get the answer for each question.
    CC more than welcome. Remember, I can't be offended so go for it. Feel free to post your ideas with an edit if you have time. Thanks in advance.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazza View Post
    They are very trying...just imagine how useful they would be to the general community if they devoted the same amount of time and effort into something productive?
    I agree. I'm thinking of lemming emulation

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    ---And another thing...

    Don't you just like it when you get a call from "Joe Blow" at "XYZ" who immediately
    launches in to asking you to verify your name, address, DOB, etc?!!

    I just told the last one I wouldn't and it was ridiculous, then hung up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ameerat42 View Post
    I agree. I'm thinking of lemming emulation

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    ---And another thing...

    Don't you just like it when you get a call from "Joe Blow" at "XYZ" who immediately
    launches in to asking you to verify your name, address, DOB, etc?!!

    I just told the last one I wouldn't and it was ridiculous, then hung up.
    Agree, "you rang me!"..."what's your bloody name, DOB and address?"...things normally get really quiet after that
    Last edited by Gazza; 16-05-2017 at 11:01am. Reason: When you go into court, you are putting yourself in the hands of twelve people, who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazza View Post
    They are very trying...just imagine how useful they would be to the general community if they devoted the same amount of time and effort into something productive?
    Maxwell Smart said the same thing slightly differently, ' if only they would use it for goodness and niceness instead of evil '
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    I like to take a different approach and lead them on. Yes I'm logged on to the computer blah blah blah. Or "hang on a second I have got something on the stove" and don't go back to the phone. Friends know your mobile.
    You used to be able to leave your phone with them hanging on and they would not be able to use that line until you hung up. I suppose technology has changed since then
    Cheers Brian.

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