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I get calls from spammers and scammers (just like everyone else), but (unlike most) I answer them and talk for as long as I can. I figure if they're busy trying to dupe me they're not duping somebody else. I also find the practice despicable so wasting their time gives me some personal satisfaction. I get more calls from people I don't know than from those that I do, granted I have fewer friends than I do opposable thumbs, but still, it's annoying when it's just spam calls, and angrying when it's a scammer - not because they could scam me, but because they are succeeding with other people, usually elderly people, whom hold a special place in my heart. We all get those calls from numbers that we shouldn't get calls from; usually they're trying to sign me up for a credit card or loan, other times they tell me there's an IRS issue or that I have a computer virus. Microsoft, Google, Dell, HP, Apple... whoever - they don't call individuals about viruses. Don't let these people on to your computer. If someone with the FBI, IRS, or other government agency calls you should call that agency's main number and verify them. So, stop it, don't just stop calling me, stop trying to swindle anyone. Until then, I'll answer the call... and record it, and broadcast it! *This podcast is updated very irregularly.*

I get calls from spammers and scammers (just like everyone else), but (unlike most) I answer them and talk for as long as I can. I figure if they're busy trying to dupe me they're not duping somebody else. I also find the practice despicable so wasting their time gives me some personal satisfaction. I get more calls from people I don't know than from those that I do, granted I have fewer friends than I do opposable thumbs, but still, it's annoying when it's just spam calls, and angrying when it's a scammer - not because they could scam me, but because they are succeeding with other people, usually elderly people, whom hold a special place in my heart. We all get those calls from numbers that we shouldn't get calls from; usually they're trying to sign me up for a credit card or loan, other times they tell me there's an IRS issue or that I have a computer virus. Microsoft, Google, Dell, HP, Apple... whoever - they don't call individuals about viruses. Don't let these people on to your computer. If someone with the FBI, IRS, or other government agency calls you should call that agency's main number and verify them. So, stop it, don't just stop calling me, stop trying to swindle anyone. Until then, I'll answer the call... and record it, and broadcast it! *This podcast is updated very irregularly.*
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United States

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I get calls from spammers and scammers (just like everyone else), but (unlike most) I answer them and talk for as long as I can. I figure if they're busy trying to dupe me they're not duping somebody else. I also find the practice despicable so wasting their time gives me some personal satisfaction. I get more calls from people I don't know than from those that I do, granted I have fewer friends than I do opposable thumbs, but still, it's annoying when it's just spam calls, and angrying when it's a scammer - not because they could scam me, but because they are succeeding with other people, usually elderly people, whom hold a special place in my heart. We all get those calls from numbers that we shouldn't get calls from; usually they're trying to sign me up for a credit card or loan, other times they tell me there's an IRS issue or that I have a computer virus. Microsoft, Google, Dell, HP, Apple... whoever - they don't call individuals about viruses. Don't let these people on to your computer. If someone with the FBI, IRS, or other government agency calls you should call that agency's main number and verify them. So, stop it, don't just stop calling me, stop trying to swindle anyone. Until then, I'll answer the call... and record it, and broadcast it! *This podcast is updated very irregularly.*

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English

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Episodes

Fake Refund Message

8/14/2019
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Got a voicemail asking for a call back about a refund... But something is fishy here.

Duration:00:01:27

More Fake Refunds For Microsoft?

3/26/2019
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I got a message saying I need a refund for a tech support package because the company is closing, and it looks like I was too late... https://thetalkinggeek.com https://www.podbean.com/thetalkinggeek

Duration:00:03:13

"David Cooper" from "Not Really Microsoft Support" Called Me Back! (Part 3 of 3)

3/25/2019
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This scammer called me back when we got disconnected! He is not related to any famous Cooper, he is located in both Seattle and Florida, and he knows what I ate for lunch. He. Is. David. Cooper. https://thetalkinggeek.com https://www.podbean.com/thetalkinggeek

Duration:00:41:46

The Nice Scammerman Called Me Back! (Part 2 Of 3)

3/24/2019
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This dude trying to bilk me called me back and left me a voicemail. Apparently, I'm better at this than I thought. Let's waste his time! https://thetalkinggeek.com https://www.podbean.com/thetalkinggeek

Duration:00:03:53

Fake Microsoft Support Refunds (Part 1 of 3)

3/23/2019
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This nice gentleman I'm speaking to simply wants to refund me money, that I didn't pay, for support that I never received, from Microsoft, whom he doesn't work for - all I have to do is give him remote access to my computer. What a nice guy! https://thetalkinggeek.com https://www.podbean.com/thetalkinggeek

Duration:00:24:49

I Have To Call The IRS Before They Issue A Warrant For My Arrest!

3/22/2019
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Unfortunately the IRS's number was disconnected... https://thetalkinggeek.com https://www.podbean.com/thetalkinggeek

Duration:00:02:23

Charles Xavier Wants To Renew My Windows Subscription

10/27/2018
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I ramble a little at the end, but before that you might find entertaining the fact that somebody pretending to be Charles Xavier, head of the X-Men, is calling about whether or not I would like to continue my "protection subscription" with Microsoft Windows. When he realizes he won't be scamming me he hangs up, but I call back a couple times and he answers. He tries explaining to me that "this call isn't for [me]", and I try explaining that Cyclops, Jean, & Wolverine are worried about him....

Duration:00:10:02

The IRS Is Suing Me?

9/11/2018
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I called the "claim and fraud" department of the fake IRS a few times, then they hung up on me when I wasn't the mark that they wanted, and then they had the audacity to block my number - as if I'm a nuisance TO THEM! Which, I guess I technically am...

Duration:00:06:12

A Hacker Hacked A Scammers Scam Number

9/8/2018
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I got another scam call, but when I called back a Good Samaritan had hacked the line and was redirecting the calls to a recorded message warning people and giving a short political message.

Duration:00:03:21

I Try Calling The Fake IRS, But Its Too Late

9/5/2018
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I missed a call from the IRS about a warrant for my arrest, unfortunately when I called back their numb that been disconnected.

Duration:00:02:23

A Call From The Criminal Department Of The IRS

9/4/2018
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I got a call from the "criminal department" of the IRS. so I called the scammer back and wasted about 20 to 25 minutes of their time.

Duration:00:28:28

What This Show Is

9/2/2018
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Ever gotten a message that the IRS is going g to issue a warrant for your arrest because you filled wrong? Those are fake. I call them back and waste their time.

Duration:00:03:33