Well, Happy fucking New Year. I thought about 'retiring' from doing this series. But, I just keep getting calls and text from these cock licks. It also keeps me writing and thinking of (hopefully) new was to insult telemarketers. So, I guess this is continue for now. Feel free to share your thoughts on this.
2 January 2018
339-970-5608 Lexington, MA - Here we go with another text message scam. Text came in at 8:08AM, bright and early, great way to start off the day. Assholes!
I did not know shitty 'graphic design' can be translated into text. I mean, look at this shit. I am no graphic designer per se, but let me break it down
- Fonts are all over the place. Look at the "T" in Today, why is it the same height as the "o"? Those circled letters for Adidas and Yeezy are just a fucking eyesore. Why is there no circle around the "O" in Outlets?
- Random icons. Stars? Come on, is this some eight year old girl's diary? What is up with the crown? We are not talking Rolex here, or any kind of head wear. Was there not a shoe icon that could have been used. Oh, the pointy fingers. What year is this? Ye olde Yeezy?
- Total lack of consistency and flow. It looks like a shitty ransome note. How are you supposed to communicate your company with this shitty presentation? Fail!
3 January 2018
310-238-2491 Santa Monica, CA - Another spoofed number. Could be legit, as nothing came up on initial search, but no message was left. But, I have no business in Santa Monica. If I did, I would probably have a parking ticket on my car already. Fuck you!
12 January 2018
323-315-0403 "Debt Collector" Los Angeles, CA - This is new. The Caller ID showed "Debt Collector". I shit you not, check this out:
Let us ignore the fact that I pretty much owe no debt.
Who the fuck enters the name "Debt Collector" as a contact on their phone. If I gave my number to someone I owed money to, it would be under that person's name, like Bill Payee
, or something. I mean, using "Debt Collector" as a contact name is like having "booty call" as a contact name and hoping to hide the phone from my wife/girlfriend every time I get a call from booty call.
So, we have these fucking telemarketers that are not only spoofing numbers, they are somehow spoofing the Caller ID to show "Debt Collector". Why not make it something less 'threatening', like a generic name that I could have on my contact lust. Again, something like Bill Payee. At least with that, I can think, "Who the fuck is Bill? Maybe I should pick up...oh, you got me, it is a cock licking telemarketer". Fuck you up the ass with a coffee maker.
832-564-3248 Houston, TX - What the fuck? At least this one left a message...but not a real message. It was in code. It was also in a thick accent, and I do not mean Texan accent. Instead of Cowboys, think Indians...no, the other Indian. So, code that was cut off (by my long outgoing message) that I could not hear nor understand. Maybe I won the lottery. Nope, pretty sure it was some telemarketer routed from half way around the world. Fuck you!
16 January 2018
206-596-0475 Washington - Oh, so sweet. Call Protect caught this one. Check it out.
It is all there. Fifteen reports of potential fraud and flagged as a severe threat. Fuck you!
18 January 2018
310-849-9946 Beverly Hills, CA - Well, well, well...look who came crawling back. Almost been a month to the day (19 December 2017) since the last call. Well, this makes it the thirteenth call from this spoofed number. You know, maybe is it not a spoofed number, maybe this is a legit telemarketers number. Fuck you!
24 January 2018
310-896-3341 Redondo Beach, CA - Curious. Not your regular spoofed number from Beverly Hills, and nothing came up on initial search. Still, no message left. So, I am guessing this is another spoofed number. Fuck you!
956-815-0153 Laredo, TX - Normally, when I get a call from a not-so-well-known city, I make fun of the name. I will do a little research on the town and, of course, make fun of any information I can find. Usually, the first thing I do is do a quick search of the number and see if it has been flagged as a telemarketers. But this time something pretty awesome happened.
What? The Caller ID came in as "Telemarketer". Obviously, I do not have "Telemarketer" as one of my contacts. There must be some algorithm running in the background, something in the operating system, or perhaps the carrier is running something. Maybe all of the above. Either way, this is some high tech shit! Or, was just a fluke.
Oh, I got so excited, I almost forgot. Fuck you!
31 January 2018
323-306-4043 Los Angeles, CA - Wow! Strong push for the end of the month.
323-306-4043 Los Angeles, CA - This not a mistake.
323-306-4043 Los Angeles, CA - I did not go crazy with the copy/paste.
323-306-4043 Los Angeles, CA - Yeah, I kinda did.
323-306-4043 Los Angeles, CA - We should take a break.
323-306-4043 Los Angeles, CA - How about a picture?
Screen shot of the Call Protect notifications...so many that they all do not fit on the screen.
323-306-4043 Los Angeles, CA - Where were we?
323-306-4043 Los Angeles, CA - Oh yeah. Look at the amount of calls.
323-306-4043 Los Angeles, CA - Heck, here is a screen shot of Call Protect
323-306-4043 Los Angeles, CA - Severe threat with 122 reports logged.
323-306-4043 Los Angeles, CA - If you were counting, that was eleven calls from this number that Call Protect blocked. Seriously? Eleven calls? Fuck you!
503-961-9079 Portland, OR - Score another one for Call Protect.
503-961-9079 Portland, OR - Yep. Two call intercepted by Call Protect.
Funny thing is, it registered as a call from California. But, doing a quick search, the area code is from Portland, Oregon. Has Call Protect tracked down the core origin of the spoofed call? Either way, another severe threat with multiple reports. Fuck you!