04 December 2021

FUCK YOU, STOP CALLING ME - December 2021

Here we go, heading into the last month of the year.  Surprised it took three days into the month to get our first call.  But, at least they made up for it by give us a few calls.

3 December 2021

   888-889-1193  -  Of course, we have no idea what this is.  Interesting results from a quick search, as some of them where blocked for being suspicious.  Nice work with getting an 888 number to make it look legit, at first glance.  Fuck you!

  804-737-2352  Sandston, VA -  Who the fuck in Sandston, VA is calling?  According to Wikipedia, Sandston is a 'census-designed space'.  Uh, okay.  Without diving any deeper, we are just going to assume that is some sort of government experiment...like the nuclear bomb testing sights.  Speaking of that, how about nuking telemarketers.  Fuck you!

4 December 2021

  903-871-4119  Whitehouse, TX - We highly doubt a 77 year old man from Whitehouse, TX...formerly from Fontana, CA...would be calling us on a Saturday. This is a spoofed number.  Fuck you!

5 December 2021

  657-384-6554  Santa Ana, CA - And, we are back to this clever little scam:

657-384-6554

Be careful out there.  Good timing, good layout of text. This was very convincing...except for the link.  We are not going to fall for the banana in the tailpipe trick. Fuck you!


05 November 2021

Traveling For The First Time Since Pandemic

 Like most of us, many have not traveled in almost two years.  The last time I was on a plane was the Winter of 2019, just before things were shut down.  That was just a domestic flight, so no big deal.  The last international flight for me was late 2018.

I just got back from a quick business trip from US to UK, then to Switzerland, and back.  That is four plane trips in three countries over five days.  This worked out to be over 11,800 miles and almost 24 hours sitting in a plane. Fun times!

Because of all that has happened the last two years, things have changed.  There are many forms to fill out, and many apps to download to make your travel experience a lot...easier...and stressful.  You pretty much need to be vaccinated in order to travel and/or enter another country.  If you happen to be one of the 'red flagged' countries...good luck with that. 

Side note:  Plane tickets are relatively cheap, it is the taxes that make it seem expensive.  The itemized breakdown of the tickets show that about half the cost is just in taxes.  Yikes!

Here is a fun tip.  If you happen to have 'special dietary needs', remember to request that when booking your tickets.  I usually go with vegetarian, just to be safe, since I am a picky eater.  No meat for me, but I can go with seafood.  I doubt they would serve seafood on a plane.  

While the plane will usually have a selection of meals, options like vegetarian meals may run out, depending on how far back in coach you are sitting.  When you pre-order a meal, you get served first.  Yeah, while everyone is waiting for the cart to roll to them and hope for some good choices, you are already munching down on some sweet plane food.  I actually like the food that is served on the plane.  Maybe because, the special meals are better prepared...or just easier not to mess up.

Also, this is a good time to travel, since not everyone is traveling.  You, like me will mostly get a whole row to yourself.  It seems like the airlines are assigning seats with an empty seat in between, then filling those when/if needed.  I was lucky to have the whole row on three of the four flights, and on both long haul flights.  Yay!

Traveling to UK

Going to visit the Queen?  You will need to complete a Passenger Locator Form.  Whether you are transferring at a UK airport, or staying for a bit, you need this form.  This form is a little tricky to fill out, as there are many questions regarding your heath status.  One thing you will need is a Booking Number.

What is a Booking Number?  The UK wants you to be tested to really make sure you do not have the cooties.  So, you will need to book a testing either in person or by self via mail.  How do they know you are going to be tested?  Well...this is open to debate.  You are required to have that booking number, but it really does not say that it is required to actually take the test.  Hmm...loop holes.

But!  But, you will need a negative test, within 3 days of travel, to return to the US. So, you should take that test.  Oh, me?  Yeah, I took the home version and mailed it.  It has been about three weeks, I still have not received results from them.

Pro tip:  If you are flying British Airways, download the VeriFly app, as it will help you through security.

Traveling to Switzerland

I traveled to Switzerland from the UK, so things might be different depending on where you are arriving from.  There where no special forms to fill out or yet another app to download.  

But!  But, you will need a special form, proof of vaccination, to enter certain facilities, like restaurants.  Out of all the forms and QR codes printed and saved on my phone, this was the only one that was actually scanned.  Most of the time, they just do a quick glance at your form to make sure you have it filled out, then send you on your way.

Since I was heading back to US in two days, I needed to take a COVID-19 test, and needed fast results.  There are stations at airports that will provide this service.  Very quick, very easy...but not cheap.  Cost was $75.  Yikes!  Results are emailed to you within the hour.

Of course, you will need these results to fill out more forms before you are allowed to fly into the US.  Still waiting on those results from the test I took in the UK.  Okay, this is probably my fault...I may have forgotten to fill out the information on the test tube.  Hey, there were a lot of steps to register the kit, and after partying for a few days until 4AM, I missed an important step.  Or, maybe the people I left it with, did not put it in the post for me.

So, there you have it.  A quick reference to international travel.  Check with the airline and local government for up to date requirements before traveling.  There is a lot more to do, but relatively easy.  Heck, if I was able to do it, anyone can.  Good luck and have a fun and safe trip.

01 November 2021

FUCK YOU, STOP CALLING ME - November 2021

 Here we go, another month of telemarketing calls and texts.  What creative scams will we see this month?

1 November 2021

  alessandra-ashely-1761@outlook.com - Finally, a scam we can get excited about.  

Normally, we break down little details of the text itself or the address or number/location of the sender.  Heck, sometimes we go deep into misspellings and analysis of the link.  We really want to nitpick that link, as it looks like a cat walked on the center of the keyboard.  Although, we are intrigued by the repeating pattern of letters. Heck, if  the cat walked just a little to the left, and only walked on the D, F, and G...it could be notes to a song.  See, that H throws it all out of whack.

That extra space and lack of a comma after 'Now' is begging for us to poke fun at.  And, that is not the only grammatical issues we see.  So many flags being raised...among other things being raised.

alessandra-ashely-1761@outlook.com

  We are also not going to do talk about these matters, and we are not going to talk about the time of the incoming text. Because, we are really, for the lack of a better word, excited about this.

No way this is a scam, right?  Random chick just pick one special person to text and offer up their genitals to be tongue lashed.  Sure, it happens all the time. The name Alessandra Ashely totally does not sound like a made up stripper name to get the blood rushing to our credentials.  

Maybe tonight is the night we finally get lucky.  Normally, we end these things by saying fuck you, but in this case, we think it is appropriate to say, lick you!

2 November 2021

halanabegum774@gmail.com - Could this be the month of texts by email.  

halanabegum774@gmail.com

No offers to stroll down Petticoat Lane, just a link.  A questionable link send at 5:21AM.  Fuck you!

310-849-9130  Beverly Hills, CA - Welcome back!  Good to see a semi-familiar number.  We know what to do in situations like this. But, slight twist, they left a voicemail, at 7:51AM.  All the bot was able to get through, after our long outgoing message...was just "goodbye"

310-849-9130
Goodbye, indeed.  Better yet, fuck you!

310-436-8400  Gardena, CA - Meh, could be a wrong number.  Nothing came up on a search, so we will just classify this under telemarketer as default. Fuck you!

 3 November 2021

  +95 18185504  Myanmar (Burma) - Either this is a really wrong number...who would misdial a long distance number?  Or, they are not spoofing numbers anymore and car just calling straight from Myanmar.  Fuck you!

615-450-3396  Hartsville, TN - This is interesting.  While this could be legit, there are signs pointing to another scam. Join us, as we break this down.  First, let us take a look at the text:

615-450-3396
The origin of the text comes from a number located in Hartsville, TN.  This claims to be from Walgreens/Kroger.  Walgreens has their headquarters in Deerfield, IL, while Kroger has their headquarters in Cincinnati, OH.  Yes, there is a possibility that William F Prince has an office in Hartsville.

Speaking of William F Prince...we looked him up.  There is no HR Manager named William F Prince that works for either Walgreens or Kroger.  You would think that someone up top like that would at least have some sort of professional listing.  Nope. We even looked up HR Managers for both businesses and none of them were named William F Prince.  Again, there could be a chance that a William F Prince is a regional or local HR Manager...maybe.

Some grammatical issues we see.  The ® should be placed after Kroger, not after 'stores'...and if you are going to have that ®, you should have it after Walgreens, as well.  There should be a period after F, in the middle initial of the name.  Why is Manager in parentheses?  There should be no parentheses in a job title.

The link, of course, is questionable...we have been through this part.  Also, why contact us for these 'tasks'.  Seriously, $350-$450 is good money to chill at a store for 20-30 minutes...but that is 20-30 minutes at a Walgreens and/or Kroger.  Fuck that, and fuck you!

5 November 2021

  615-572-3860  Tennessee  - Another text from Tennessee.  What is up with that large blank space?

615-572-3860

Wait, is $100 credit for evaluating a Walgreens/Kroger?  Honestly, we have not left the house...you know, Global Pandemic and all.  Did just doing the research on William F Prince, looking up Walgreens and Kroger, earn us $100?

Maybe we should click on that link.  Maybe you go fuck yourself.

  424-209-5396  Culver City, CA - Tha' fuck is this shit?  Fuck you!

10 November 2021
  310-849-2963 Beverly Hills, CA - Ah, good old Beverly Hills numbers.  We know what to do with that.  Well, pretty much the same thing with all telemarketer calls, we just ignore it.  But, with these Beverly Hills numbers, we do not need to do a search to see if they might be legit.  

Maybe someday we will meet Jed and his family and see what this is all about. Until then, fuck you!

  615-450-3396  Hartsville, TN - This the same message as above from Kroger/Walgreens HR (Manager), William F Prince.

615-450-3396

Wait, could this be legit?  Does not matter, fuck you!

  310-526-3714  Santa Monica, CA - Labeled as Spam Risk and caught by Call Protect.  That means you really fucked up in life, and you are working as a telemarketer.  Fuck you!

12 November 2021

  209-739-3641 Manteca, CA - Whoa, Manteca!  Back in the day, there was a water park in Manteca. In a time before 8:00AM telemarketing call, that water park was the crown jewel of Manteca.  Fuck you!

Update:  We got a voicemail

209-739-3641

Student loans?  Ha!  You assume that we are educated and have student loans.  

We also looked up that 1-800 number, and it came up as a (possible) scam.  We looked up Student Loan Forgiveness Center.  Basically, it does not really exist.  There are complaints about this company being a telemarketing scam. Fuck you!

16 November 2021

  albinatimeayevf@outlook.com - So, this came in late at night, at 10:34 PM.  We were getting our beauty sleep when this came in.  If you know what we look like, you know we need our beauty sleep.  Writing this the next day, times and dates of this post are correct.

This is our favourite part...breaking it down.

First, the name.  Well, first...this was sent via email, from what looks suspiciously like a fake account.  It starts out like it could be some hot name from a hot chick.  But then, it just ends in a bunch of mangled letters.  

albinatimeayevf@outlook.com

We continue.  So, is "Sexy Girl" your name?  Why would it be capitalized?  Did you mean "I'm a sexy girl"?  That makes more sense and sounds kinda hot.  Wait, did your parents name you "Sexy Girl".  Shit, going through life like that must have been hard with people making gun of your name.  Heck, with a name like that, the only career path would be some sort of erotic performer...like a stripper.  Oh wait, is that just your stripper name?  I like it, it gets right to the point. Nothing confusing like "SanDeE*".

Next line.  "I love fucking".  Cool, got it.  Again, straight to the point.  Not wasting time or characters.  Then, we have to call the Grammar Police, again.  Why is "Favorite Style" capitalized? and why is "Doggy" in parentheses?  This is so Confusing To (US).

Last line.  "Hit me its my personal link::"  Working backwards, you only need one set of colons.  Wait, are we talking about anal whilst in doggy?  Moving on..."its"?  You mean "it's", it is...as in , it is my personal link.   There should also be a comma after "Hit me".  For your consideration:  "Hit me, it's my personal link:". 

Again we have another link that looks way too suspicious.  That first part is just some intern taping on the three keys in the middle of a keyboard.  "Oh, look at me I am coding...ghjghjuhjfh".

Would it be inappropriate if we sent back a random dick pic?  Fuck you!

17 November 2021

  +33 3 60 35 71 62 Creil, Picardy, France - There is a 'Picardy' in France?  Is this where the Picard family is originally from?  Totally plausible that the Picard's migrated 500km Southeast to Le Barre, and one day Jean-Luc Picard was born.  Maybe they were on holiday.

Yes, totally going to gloss over the fact that this call cam all the way from France.  Make it so!

19 November 2021

  310-322-8706 El Segundo, CA - No message, no results after a quick search. Could be a  wrong number.  Very doubtful. Fuck you!

20 November 2021

  310-849-7359 Beverly Hills, CA - We can always count on Beverly Hills to call.  

310-849-7359
Ha ha! Thanks to our  long and annoying outgoing message, all the robot was able to get was 'goodbye'.  Fuck you!

  asyatkhadzhiyevf@outlook.com - This is the same email text as previous.  Note the  time this was received.  Exactly the same time at 10:34PM, this is a pattern.  One more and we get a free gift.

asyatkhadzhiyevf@outlook.com

However, the email address on this one is your typical 'cat walking on keyboard' name.  Clearly a fake address.  No need to send dick pic, as they will never receive it.

The link is slightly different.  Same random use of the letter at the center of a keyboard, just different configuration.  Basically, same cat.  Fuck you!

22 November 2021

  805-527-6940  Simi Valley, CA - Based on initial search results, this is very likely a spoofed number.  This might be our first call from Simi Valley, so we are exited about that.  But, not as excited to say, fuck you!

26 November 2021

  209-954-5655  Stockton, CA - We know the AHL affiliate of the Calgary Flames are in Stockton. But we doubt they would be calling us.  We are not season ticket holders to either the Flames or the Heat.  

209-954-5655
No need for a search.  They left a message...and automated one.  You can see that it was cut off, and obviously not a human.  

Well, it is good to see that even robots are taking time off for Thanksgiving, but you fuckers are back at work for Black Friday.  Fuck you!

29 November 2021

  monaolagacerr4084@hotmail.com - Note the time.  Coming in at 1:51 AM.

monaolagacerr4084@hotmail.com

We were hoping for some sort of message.  Maybe something about a Sexy Girl.  This is just to vague for us to randomly click.  Will probably click on link...maybe not.  Fuck you!


04 October 2021

FUCK YOU, STOP CALLING ME - October 2021

 We are hoping to get more 'gift' offers this month.  It was a new trend that started last month and we received no less than eight of these text scams. 

4 October 2021

  279-399-2047  Sacramento, CA - We start off the month with a late evening call.  Based on search results, this looks like a spoofed number.  As usual, our theory is based on the fact that no one in the Sacramento area would be calling us.  Heck, no one at all would be calling us.  Fuck you!

9 October 2021

  201-713-7459  New Jersey - Here we go!  The first 'free gift' text of the month. 


201-713-7459

We got nine of these last month.  Can we get 10 of this month?  

And, look what time this came in.  A little late to be in the day to be sending out notifications like this.  Do you think AT&T would contact anyone during non-business hours? Fuck you!

13 October 2021

510-210-1275  Richmond, CA - And so, it begins...fuck you!

650-456-1282  Pescadero, CA -  We got simultaneous calls and messages:

650-456-1282
No, not back to back...at the same time.  There is no call record from this number, yet we have a voicemail.  Fuck you!

707-420-1470  Suisun City, CA - Same message, same duration, same time.

707-210-1470

Fuck you!

19 October 2021

  1410100005 - What kind of number is that?  We already smell scam.  Spoiler Alert...and another red flag...we have not ordered anything nor are we expecting any shipments. 

1410100005

Spelling counts.  Misspelling your company name is a huge red flag.  Most communication from corporate is automated and checked.  You mean to tell us that a shit load of these went out to customers with the company name misspelled...twice?  Fuck you!

20 October 2021

  310-849-5771  Beverly Hills, CA - Here we go!  Abandoning the 'free gift campaign and back to those Beverly Hills numbers. Fuck you!

  310-849-4254  Beverly Hills, CA - Strong move to call twice, trying different 'origin numbers'.  Fuck you!

24 October 2021

  susan.ssusansa52117@gmail.com -  Mass text via email, coming in at 23 minutes after midnight.  we assure you that there are more than the '20 people' received this text.   As with many of these, there are so many questions.


susan.ssusansa52117@gmail.com 

Why just the link?  It is customary to give a little intro.  Maybe something like, "free gift".  And, why the repeat of the link?  Obviously, character count was not an issue...it was wasted on repeating the link, instead of giving a little info to what this may be about.  Come on, tease me a little.  Make me want to click your link and fall for your scam.

The email address.  At first we thought it was random letters or some Eastern European name.  We have susan, then ss, usa, nsa.  "SS", like a ship?  "USA and NSA"...what is this, some sort of government organization?  Oh, gmail...nevermind.  Fuck you!

01 September 2021

FUCK YOU, STOP CALLING ME - September 2021

 Here we go, two thirds of the year is over, and we are heading into the home stretch.  August was a pretty packed month of calls.  Typical.  

1 September 2021

  310-846-2715  Inglewood, CA - Whoa!  New number, what happened to the old stand by?  Do we have a new location and numbers for this month?   Been a while since we had a call from Inglewood.  

Anyway, first day of the month and these guys are already working on scamming folks.  To that, we say, fuck you!

2 September 2021

  310-504-8748  Redondo Beach, CA - Oh, here we go!  310-504-XXXX has entered the chat.  Back to basics with old number.  Fuck you!

8 September 2021

  310-504-8084  Redondo Beach, CA - Wow, long break.  It seems that robocallers have holidays, too.  Fuck you!

9 September 2021

  310-504-5960  Redondo Beach, CA - These guys just slowly creep up on you like a predator.  Fuck you!

10 September 2021

  800-347-9700  -  This could be Citibank, but it could also be a spoofed number claiming to be Citibank.  Do we have an account with Citibank?  Maybe.  We have lots of accounts with various banks around the world, most of them are legit.  We usually let our 'accountants' deal with our financial issues.  Then, we have other 'associates' deal with people like telemarketers.  Fuck you!

11 September 2021

  310-795-5057  Los Angeles, CA - We have no clue what this is.  Somewhere between telemarketer and wrong number.  By default, we lean towards telemarketer.  Obviously, we did a quick search, nothing came up.  But, maybe if you look it up now, you will see this post.  Congratulations, fuck you!

14 September 2021

  870-663-5286  Arkansas -  This is sneaky.  This is a straight up scam!

870-663-5286

This number does not come up as an AT&T number.  Searching AT&T and this number give negative results.  This also means, this not not a 'free msg'. We are half way through the month and now last month's bill is finally processed?  No.  AT&T generally has their shit together, bills get processed early in the month.  Oh, little gift?  Most likely a fucking virus.  And, that link looks highly questionable.  Fuck you!

   347-604-0527  New York - Awesome, we get two of these on the same day.  This pretty much backs up our theory that this a scam.  You screwed up by not talking to corporate about who you were targeting.  We may have fallen for the first one...no really...but this second one was a rookie move. Now, we all know what to look for, and anyone ready this, all 5 of you, now know about this scam.


347-604-0527

Sure, they changed the words a little and the link is different.  But we know that link will lead to some shady places.  Time to come up with something else.  Fuck you!

15 September 2021

  347-610-8856  New York - This is what we call a trend.


347-610-8856

Fuck you!

  310-504-6908  Redondo Beach, CA - What, no "little freebie" from "AT&T", this time?  

Those paying attention will recognize the area code and prefix.  Yep, back to the old cold call.  Darn, we were hoping for more free shit.  Fuck you!

  469-981-2010  Royse City, TX - We get a little excited when we get a call from some random or new location.  So, of course we had to do a search and see what this place has to offer.  

Royse City is located North East of Dallas with a population on about 15,000.  For comparison, the American Airlines Center seats about 20,000, depending on the event.  You can basically hold a town meeting for Royse City in the AA center.

Anyway, fuck you!

  281-845-6211  Arcola, TX - Another small town in Texas.  We know they say to not mess with Texas, but y'all got telemarketers there.  Plus, Arcola has a population of less than 3000 people.  Fuck you!

16 September 2021

 800-347-9700  -  Is Citibank really trying to reach us?  Or, is this a spoofed call?  If it is Citibank, we are guessing that we have an account with them...so, what are the odds that this is an attempt to upsell some package.  We consider that classic telemarketing.  Fuck you!

17 September 2021

  310-504-5788  Redondo Beach, CA - Here we go, again.  Fuck you!

  310-504-5788  Redondo Beach, CA - Round too.  Fuck you, two!

  jeaninegsiemeringsp0266@hotmail.com - So, we back to this shit, again?

jeaninegsiemeringsp0266@hotmail.com

Where do we start?  Email address.  jeaninegsiemeringsp0266.  Do you really need the 0266 at the end?  All that mess in the beginning is hard enough to fit on a resume or business card, and what are the chances that others have taken the name jeaninegsiemeringsp...which would require you to add your birthday?

Come on, who is emailing people at (almost) 10PM?  Surely, this could wait until morning.

What the fuck kind of link is that?  No message, just a link.  Anybody clicking some random text from some shit ass email address, at 10PM?  Fuck you!

18 September 2021

  714-732-9199  Newport Coast, CA - We got another one:

714-732-9199

This is the fourth one, this week.  Any guess as to how many we can get by the end of the month?  Think we can reach ten?  Fuck you!

  347-861-5632  New York - This is our second of the day, fifth one, overall.  

347-861-5632

Most of these are coming in from the New York area with the 347 area code.  In our best, or worst New York accent...Eh, fuck you!

21 September 2021
  310-504-6002  Redondo Beach, CA - Are we just going to go back and forth with these 310-504 numbers and free gifts from AT&T?  Fuck you!

  929-215-7942  New York - Oh, we got another one.  Okay, ignore the fact that appologies is misspelled.  This one is a little sneaky, but we all know the game by now.


929-215-7642

Hmm..."down time on September 16"?  How would we even notice this?  

But, get this.  Look at the dates in this post.  Note that we first started receiving these types of text on the 14th.  Then, as expected, on the 15th.   Then, what?  A break!  No text for 'free gift' on the 16th.  Is this due to "signal down time"?  Well...we did receive at least one attempted phone call, ignored, of course. So, there was no real down time in signal.  Fuck you!

22 September 2021

  209-630-4642  California - Another Silenced Call.  We were kind of  hoping for another free gift.  Fuck you!

23 September 2021

  917-860-8864  New York - We get a little exited when we get these kind of texts.  This is the seventh one.  This means we have about a week to get to ten.  

914-860-8864

Fun to see the different wording to say the same thing.  At the end, the goal is to scam people.  Fuck you!

  862-225-1181  New Jersey - Meh, average call blocked by Call Protect and flagged by the phone.  Fuck you!

27 September 2021

  747-666-2435  Agoura Hills, CA - Interesting number.  Would be awesome if it was the devil.  Makes since, living in hell and making telemarketer calls all day.  Fuck you!

  559-394-9475 Reedly, CA - What is this?  We want our free gift from AT&T.  Fuck you!

  419-863-1455 Delphos, OH - All the way from Ohio, and we just ignored the call.  Fuck you!

28 September 2021

  909-304-2174  Chino, CA - Ugh, Spam Risk.  We know.  What happened to all those cool gifts from AT&T?  There is only two days left to get.  We want ten of these by the end of the month.  Fuck you!

  332-228-9423  New York - Hell yeah!  This is what we want.  Check out the clever wordage:

332-228-9423

Oh wait, did you say "symbolic gift"?  Well, shit!  Sign me up.  Do I just click on that totally legit looking link you provided?  Fuck you!

29 September 2021
  503-334-4732  Portland, OR - Where is our 'gift'?  Fuck you!

30 September 2021
  310-354-0256  Gardena, CA - Uh, guys...this is the last day of the month.  We need some more 'free gift' texts.  Fuck you!

  973-394-2729  Boonton, NJ - What is this shit?  This is what we want:
  • A thank you for paying our bill
  • Some sort of apology for an apparent down time
  • Most of all, we want some sort of freebie, a little something, or a symbolic gift.
Fuck you!

  929-319-6894  Queens, NY - Finally!  We have our ninth scam text.  Check out new clever wording:

929-319-6894

See, they switched it up.  Pretty genius.  Okay, we need one more to hit ten for the month.  Hurry, only a few hours left.  Fuck you!

02 August 2021

FUCK YOU, STOP CALLING ME - August 2021

 Starting off August strong with this soon to be classic.  Jumping right to it...

2 August 2021

  1-410-100-004 - Yeah that was the number.  No effort at all, not even trying to spoof any number.  You think that was lazy, check out the message

1410100004

Company name is misspelled.  Format is questionable.  Is this a text or fax?  Hey, there is a number that you call all crank call.  Oh, and the message?  Uh yeah.  The very obviously, rookie response, would be "did your cat walk on your keyboard right before you sent this? 

Anyway, message received, loud an clear.  We have a message for you.  Can you guess what it is?  FUCKYOU!

  310-504-8045  Redondo Beach, CA - Who are these 504 people coming out of nowhere?  Random thought:  Why is 'nowhere' an accepted word, when it can be confused with 'now here'?  No where, no here.  Interesting.  Anyway, back to our regularly scheduled program.  Fuck you! 

3 August 2021

  itdudfyexg@gmail.com - Should have saved the 'cat walking on keyboard' joke for this one.  Seriously, how are going to give that as your email in an application or job interview?  As if the email address is not stupid enough, look at the text.  The fuck is that?

itdudfyexg@gmail.com

We know that this was a mass text to well over 20 people.  Perhaps it is time to start sending these email, and text, accounts some dick pics.  Did we mention this text came in before 7:30 in the morning?  Fuck you!

  917-428-7652 New York -  That is now how we spell Jamal. Also, not how one spells AirPods.

917-428-7652
You fail, and fuck you!

  855-987-4336  - Thanks phone, for saving us the trouble of looking up this number.  But we all know that 855 numbers have a great chance of being a telemarketer.


Busy day, today.  You may all proceed to fuck yourselves!

4 August 2021

  786-586-3554  Miami-Dade County, FL - Did we order something...two of something?  So, this could be legit, but highly unlikely.  Pretty sure we did not order anything from Florida. 


786-583-3554

The website looks suspicious, so we did a little search.  It seems that this website was created in April, of these year.  Less than four months old.  Did we really order something less than four months ago, from a suspicious site, and totally forgot about it?  Possibly, buy again, highly unlikely.  

Therefore, fuck you!

5 August 2021

  855-978-4336 -  Another 855 number.  We know that means, even without it being flagged by the phone and Call Protect.  Fuck you!

  559-593-9913  Clovis, CA - This is going to be a busy month.  We are barely a week in and averaging a call a day.  Fuck you!

9 August 2021

  310-452-7338  Santa Monica, CA - Considered a late call, coming in around 8:30PM.  no immediate results from search.  Could be a wrong number, but we are going with spoofed number.  Keeping August active.  Fuck you!

10 August 2021

  708-948-4695  Chicago, IL -  Well, we kinda asked for this.

Step 1.  Complain about a call coming in at 8:41PM

Step 2.  Receive text at 1:41 AM

708-948-4695

Apparently, we are "friend 2514".  Wow, over 2500 friends.  Do you text all your 2500+ friends in the middle of the night?

Fuck you!

  855-987-4336 - Hey, we recognize this number.  Here is something else you should recognize.  FUCK YOU!

  714-831-0897  Brea, CA - Interesting.  Results from a quick search shows that this number has been linked to many telemarketing/scam calls way back in August/September of 2019.  Have they sat on this number for two years, and bringing it out now for another quick run?  

There are other reports on this number, but they all come to basically the same conclusion.  Robocaller, telemarketer, scammer.  So, we will conclude with this:  Fuck you!

11 August 2021

  707-832-4518  Eureka, CA - Ah, the advantages of having an annoyingly long outgoing message.  They tried, they really tried to leave a message. But only last half of their last sentence got through. 

707-832-4518
 Clearly a robocall with a recording.  Wait, an option to opt out, and be on a do not call list?  And, all we have to do is press two now?  Shit, sign us up.  Fuck you!

12 August 2021

  855-987-4336 -  Call us once, shame on you.  Call us twice, shame on us.  Call us like five, six times, then maybe we should be blocking you.  

So, we blocked this number in the Call Protect app.  Yet, we still get notifications that this number called...but it is a 'Blocked Call'.  Yeah, we know.  This is why we blocked it. We do not give a flying fuck if and when they call.  Well, it is good info that these guys are still calling, despite being blocked.  Tune in tomorrow as they will surely try to call again, like a desperate ex.  Fuck you!

13 August 2021

  410-200-501 - These are getting boring.  

410-200-501

What the hell is Wells Banking?  Is that even a real bank?  For sure, this is not a bank that we do business with.  Besides, there is an app for this kind of thing.  Should we mention that the link is a little sketchy?  Fuck you!

16 August 2021

  855-987-4336 - Still calling?  Fuck you!

17 August 2021

    530-652-2305  Auburn, CA - Pretty sure the warranty on our car is well beyond expired and not eligible for any warranty extension.

530-652-2305

This is typical cold call. Typical fuck you!

  310-504-7455  Redondo Beach - Another 504 number.  Another fuck you!

18 August 2021

  310-504-7427  Redondo Beach, CA - Guessing they are trying every number in the 310-504-XXXX until they reach us.

310-504-7427

Surprise, bitch.  We got Call Protect and auto silenced calls.  Fuck you!

  626-604-4115  Alhambra, CA - Chalk up another one for Call Protect.  Also, the results from a quick search shows that this is a robocall.  Fuck you!

  855-987-4336  They just keep on calling.  Fuck you!

20 August 2021

  855-987-4336  And...fuck you!

23 August 2021

  310-504-7594  Redondo Beach, CA - Whittling down the numbers.  Here is another one for the books.  Fuck you!

25 August 2021

  877-603-0254 - Guess there was a break yesterday.  But coming in early and strong to make up for lost work.  Fuck you!

  310-504-7482  Redondo Beach, CA - Not once...

  310-504-7482  Redondo Beach, CA - Not twice...

  310-504-7482  Redondo Beach, CA - But three times within a minute.  Same old 310-504 numbers. Fuck you!


    310-504-8866  Redondo Beach, CA - Oh, mixing it up?  Those first three calls were not enough?  This was only one call, so far.  Fuck you!

  213-556-7886  Los Angeles, CA -  Gonna give you credit for a number that rolls off the tongue easily and smoothly.  Good number to have, easy to memorize.  But, too bad you are a telemarketer.  That suck to be you. Fuck you!

26 August 2021
  501-749-5970  Little Rock, AR - Interesting.  As usual, we did a little search on this number and it seems to originate from the Little Rock Air Force Base.  What business would an Air Force Base have with us?

501-749-5970

Oh!  We were totally clueless to the fact that AT&T works out of an Air Force Base.  There is no way that this can be a scam.  Like, no way.  Sure, they misspelled our name.  Also, if they did over charged me, there is absolutely no way they can credit the account with the overcharge.  Yeah, totally need to click on that very questionable link to get compensation.  Yep, legit.  Fuck you!

27 August 2021
  310-504-6962  Redondo Beach, CA -  Another one?  Wow, just going through all the variations with this 310-504 prefix.  Amazed that new numbers just pop up daily.  Plenty left to use for more calls, cannot wait.  Fuck you!

  707-773-5499 Petaluma, CA - Nothing on initial search, could be a 'legit' wrong number. But, you know we always lean towards these being from telemarketers and scammers.  Fuck you!

30 August 2021
  310-504-7056  Redondo Beach, CA - Well, they did take the weekend off.  But back at it on Monday morning. Fuck you!

  310-504-6031  Redondo Beach, CA - Okay, this one was flagged by Call Protect and the phone.  While the previous call, was not. Does this mean it was legit! Fuck no, and fuck you!

03 July 2021

Building the Back to the Future Time Machine - Issues 156-158

This is it, that last issues...well, not really.  More on that later.

Issues 156-158

Issues 156-158 complete the train segments of the build. So hang in there one last time as we build these same parts for the last time.

Issue 156 - Railroad Ties

Contents of Issue 156

Not going to miss building these parts

Issue 157 - Rail

Contents of Issue 157

Huh, just realised that I am building a railroad.  History repeats itself

Issue 158- Train Wheel

Contents of Issue 158

Finally!  The fourth and final wheel.  We do have a new screw to help secure the wheels, the TM.  

I hope there is not a spare like there was for the stock wheels.  Refer to Issue 110.  I mean that is one way for Eaglemoss to milk this. 

Ah, but there is another way to milk this build.  Apparently, there is one more shipment to come.  Spoiler Alert.  The final (hopefully) shipment will be a car cover to protect the build from getting dust and dirt.  But, as you recall, this thing came with a display case.  No real need for a car cover under a plexi case.  Oh well, may as well complete it, would be a shame to cancel now.

Since the car cover should not have any screws, we present you with the final screw count after 158 issues:

114-AP, 25-BP, 3-CP, 26-AM, 13-BM, 4-EM, 4-CM, 38-DM, 3-DP, 1-FM, 3-GM, 3-HM, 2-IM, 36-EP, 22-FP, 2-JM, 5-HP, 4-GP, 16-NM, 3-MM, 9-KM, 2-LM, 23-IP, 1-OM, 1-PM, 4-JP, 2-KP, 3-QM, 2-LP, 6-MP 1-RM, 8-NP, 6-QP, 1-RP, 2-OP, 1-TM

Bonus content, here are all the extra screws, with the little dime bags and screw labels.  Yes, I kept all of it.

Screwed

to be concluded...


01 July 2021

FUCK YOU, STOP CALLING ME - July 2021

 Oh, here we go.  Coming in hot from last month, or yesterday, we just got our first call.

1 July 2021

  310-504-8578  Redondo Beach, CA - Again with the 310-504-XXXX.  We have long figured out that these were telemarketer/scam calls.  But, we now have confirmation from the phone and Call Protect

310-504-8578

So, be on the look out for these 'new' batch of numbers.  We have received a few, only about 9,995 numbers left to block.  Fuck you!

  978-775-6393  Andover, MA - This is the same call we got a few days ago.  Same message, left by automated system, with call back numbers not matching.

978-755-6393

And, what in the blue hell is "Express Scripts"?  We were hoping that Hollywood was calling regarding our submitted treatment to a sequel of a very popular movie franchise.  But no, something about pharmacy.  So, a drug deal?  Fuck you!

5 July 2021

  619-411-6541  San Diego, CA - This one is easy.  While they left a message, the long outgoing message only allowed the last four words of their long winded, pre-recorded message.

619-411-6541

Sounds cryptic.  Obviously, this is a robo call with a robo message.  A human would have waited until my long outgoing message was finished before going on with their sales pitch.  Robos are not that smart, yet.  So, fuck you!

6 July 2021

Normally, we are just hanging out, just waiting for calls to come in, like a desperate teen waiting to be asked to prom.  Today, we were out and about...perhaps hunting telemarketers.  Anyway, during our excursion, we got three calls.  Oh, we wish we were around, not to receive the calls, but just give 'live' updates to this blog.

  310-849-3622  Beverly Hills, CA - So we are back to those Beverly Hills numbers.  Perhaps there are more numbers left to block.  Fuck you!

  310-849-3266  Beverly Hills, CA - They thought this number was so good, they used it twice to call us, about a minute later.  As if!  Oh, was the first one a mistake, perhaps not a telemarketer?  Then, the second one would be legit, right?  No way someone would dial the wrong number twice...this must be a 'real' call.  Nah!  Of course it is a telemarketer/scam call.  Fuck you!

  310-504-8517  Redondo Beach, CA - Okay, we are back to the Redondo Beach numbers, now?  First two tries with one number did not work for you, so trying again with a 'new' number.  We get it.  Fuck you!

6 July 2021

Who is desperate now?  Looks like we are not that freshman hopelessly waiting for that senior to ask us to the prom.  Come on, three calls in less than an hour?  Get a grip on yourself.  Better yet, grip that robocall machine and fuck yourself with it!

7 July 2021
  510-851-8851  Oakland, CA - Oh, switching it up?  Also, coming in at 8:20AM.  Early call.  But you gotta get up pretty early to get one past Call Protect, and the phone automatically labeled you as a telemarketer.   For shame!

510-851-8851

But, we do gotta hand it to you on the 'fun' number, as it rolls of the tongue nicely.  Imagine meeting someone at a bar and throwing out this number.  Five one oh, eight five one, eight eight five one.  You know you are hooking up with a number like that.  Hey babe, here is my number.  Then they reply, fuck you!

8 July 2021

  424-255-3949  Hawthorne, CA - Is this a telemarketer or a scam.  Eh, could be. This might even be a wrong number, but we are leaning towards typical cold calling...which is an early form of telemarketing.  Here is a long-winded message Mike Taylor left.  

424-255-3949

Who is Mike Taylor?  We have no idea.  We have no business with him nor have we had previous conversations about whatever he is talking about.  We kinda tuned out after the first 10-15 seconds.

Also, what is this practice of calling from one number, then leaving a message to call you back at another number?  Scam?  Wrong number?  Telemarketing?  Cold call...and fuck you!

11 July 2021

  cruickshankdrfrank@gmail.com - Oh, these email texts are coming in hot!  This one coming in at 1:00AM!  Who the fuck is up at that hour emailing/texting people?  We know this is not a booty call, or is it?  

cruickshankdrfrank@gmail.com

We just found out something about these mass texts.  Although it says that there are 20 recipients, there are more, way more.  We were curious what numbers received this message and looking at the list of 20 numbers, we were not on the list. In fact judging by the list our number is a few thousand from the listed numbers.  

The list of numbers basically started with XXX-XXX-X101, and went up sequentially to XXX-XXX-X119.  That would be the twenty numbers.  But, there is a 'hidden' list of sequential numbers up until it at least to our number, most likely well beyond.  

So, thousands may have received this and many other of these kinds of texts.

And, what really was this about?  Looks like a cat walked on the keyboard. Is that some link to a scam site?  Promo code for some insomnia medication?  Launch codes for some secret telemarketer mission? Perhaps a reminder that there are free Slurpee's at 7-11, today.

Since there is no direct 'click on link to get scammed', we can speculate that replying with 'remove me from this listing' will get your number on many telemarketer/scam lists.

Again, gotta hand it to the creators of these accounts, love the name.  Maybe we will send them a dick pic, or goatse.  Fuck you!

12 July 2021

  310-504-8306  Redondo Beach, CA - Going back to the old 504.  Okay.  But still, fuck you!

14 July 2021

  jackydebid@gmail.com - Same old routine as above.  But, this time we may get lucky

jackydebid@gmail.com

Look at this message and tell us this does not get you hard.  Yeah, we are totally in, along with twenty other...wait, as we last time, this message went out to way more people than that.  Heck, it may even got back to other telemarketers/scammers.  Imagine that.  Fuck you!

15 July 2021

  615-307-5615  Clarksville, TN - Wait, Clarksville?  As in that Monkee's song, Last Train to Clarksville?  Oh, that brings back memories of watching The Monkees and singing along to those catchy tunes.  I never knew were Clarksville was until this call.  But still, fuck you!

16 July 2021

  310-504-9087  Redondo Beach, CA - We got some Call Protect action, in addition to being labeled "Spam Risk" by the phone.  Not once...



  310-504-6788  Redondo Beach, CA - ...but twice!  Using two slightly different numbers.  These numbers from Redondo Beach have been coming in that last few months, almost replacing those Beverly Hills numbers.  Fuck you...and fuck you, again!

18 July 2021

  russellmshultsfa9020@hotmail.com - What kind of message is this?  First, we get a cold call...or cold text...or is it cold email?  Anyway, it just says "Hi" and very questionable link.  This is not how you get someone to randomly click on that link.  At least give a little detail with poor grammar and misspelled words.

Maybe we do need to set up a fake email address, like 'russell' here, and just start sending these emailmarketers dick pics.

 russellmshultsfa9020@hotmail.com

Also, this came in at 2:38AM.  Fuck you!


21 July 2021
  +31 3626632726  Netherlands - Uh, this might be a wrong number.  But at the time of call, it would be kinda late at night in Netherlands.  Well past regular business hours.

+31 3626632726

So, who knows.  Are we going international with telemarketers?  Outsourcing?  Probably.  Fuck you!  Definitely!

22 July 2021
  650-628-5756  San Carlos, CA - Not one...

  650-628-5756  San Carlos, CA - Not two...

  650-628-5756  San Carlos, CA - But, three calls from this number

650-628-5756

Oh, but they left a voicemail:

650-628-5756 voicemail

Uh, renew our 'auto warranty'?  Do you have any idea what kind of car we drive, or if we even have a car?  This is an obvious bot since it requests us to press five...in a voicemail.  So, if we pressed five during playback of the voicemail, are you going to honor the warranty?  What if we press nine whilst listening the voicemail?  Would be get removed from your list...only to be added to other scam lists?  Fuck you!

23 July 2021
  310-504-5343  Redondo Beach, CA - Fuck you!

  775-591-6533  Ely, NV - Such and interesting name, we had to look up Ely.  
Ely is the largest city and county seat of White Pine County, Nevada, United States. Ely was founded as a stagecoach station along the Pony Express and Central Overland Route. In 1906 copper was discovered. Ely's mining boom came later than the other towns along US 50.
Ah, small town with just over 4000 people.  Great place to hide if you are a telemarketer. With an elevation of  6437 feet.  You automatically join the mile high club when you...go fuck yourself!

26 July 2021
  310-504-8124  Redondo Beach, CA - Here we go to start off the week.  How many of these 310-504-XXXX number will we get this week to close out the month?  Fuck you!

28 July 2021
  213-319-6501 - Los Angeles, CA - Love these Silenced Calls that are labeled Spam Risk. Saves us the trouble of looking up the numbers and coming up with some stupid thing to say.  We will just leave it at that.  Fuck you!

29 July 2021
  916-567-9867  Arcade, CA -  Perhaps there is a bitchin arcade in Arcade.  This is an automated call.  How do we know?  They called twice within a minute...

  916-567-9867  Arcade, CA -  ...the second time, they left an automated message.  Yep, same old message from other numbers.  

916-567-9867
This is most likely another spoofed number as most automated telemarketer calls are.  Fuck you!

30 July 2021
  310-504-6943  Redondo Beach, CA - Not that it makes a difference, but we might start blocking these numbers. Is there a way to block area code and prefix?  That would be ideal, blocking a 10,000 numbers in one swoop.  We will look into that.  Fuck you!