01 June 2018

FUCK YOU, STOP CALLING ME - June 2018

Well, that did not take long at all.  First day of the month and these guys are on it.

8:24 AM
1 June 2018
  209-766-9324  Modesto, CA - Bright and early, first thing in the morning.  At 8:24 AM, most people are not even up yet.  I know, because some slackers do not get to work until around 10...and we are supposed to start at 8.  Oh no, not the telemarketers, they are not slackers.  Fuck you!

  813-320-0432  Sun City Center, FL - Second call of the day, also marked as Telemarketer. No big deal, no surprise.  But, the name Sun City Center.  I had to look that up.  That cannot be a real name for a city, sounds like a shopping mall.  Oh, it gets better.  Living up to the Florida stereotype, Sun City Center is a Retirement Community.  Actually, they claim to be "America's Premiere 55+ Community".  They have a whole city devoted to retirees.  Classic telemarketer cold calling, hoping to take advantage of our elderly citizens.  Fuck you!

4 June 2018
  310-849-2081  Beverly Hills, CA - From Susan Tomper, via the Detroit Free Press (May 10, 2018):

American were blasted by 3.36 billion robocalls in April - up 6.5% from a record set in  March...It amounted to about 1,297 robocalls every second...robocalls are being sent by fraudsters to make it look like the call is coming directly from the IRS, FBI, utility companies, banks, etc...Unwanted calls - including illegal robocalls used by criminals pretending to be from the IRS and elsewhere, spoofed calls, and telemarketing - are a major source of complaints for regulators.  The FTC estimate that fraud from unwanted calls costs consumers about $9.5 billion annually...scammers increasingly know how to manipulate caller ID information to make it seem that the call is from a local area...scammers use such spoofing to increase the likelihood that consumers pick up the phone and increase the consumer's trust in the call.

It goes on and on.  Basically, it is good article that I can pretty much sum up into two words. Fuck you!

6 June 2018
   310-974-8105  Torrance, CA - D-Day!  While remember the brave soldiers that stormed the beaches of Normandy...I get a call from cowardly telemarketers, probably from Normandie Ave in Torrance.  Yeah, not the same.   Fuck you!

7 June 2018
  310-589-4924  Los Angeles, CA - This was blocked by Call Protect.  I did a search for it anyway, just to see where the number originates from.  Look what I found:

310-589-4924 = robocaller
Yep.  So, a big robo fuck you!

   310-849-6506  Beverly Hills, CA - No need to look this one up.  We all recognize this area code and prefix.  Fuck you!

13 June 2018
  310-849-5317  Beverly Hills, CA - Oh look at this shit:

310-849-5317
A 6:51 AM call.  Fuck you!

14 June 2018
  310-849-8143  Beverly Hills, CA - Okay, a little better.  This one came in at 8:24 AM.  Still.  Fuck you!

18 June 2018
  310-849-9252  Beverly Hills, CA - I wish I kept count of how many calls I have received from 310-849-XXXX.  Out of 10,000 numbers, how many do you think are left that have been spoofed and called?  Fuck you!

   323-515-7370  Los Angeles, CA - What is up with Call Protect?  It seems the app is not intercepting calls.  No big deal, the phone marked this as 'Telemarketer'.  So, fuck you!

22 June 2018
  310-843-6231  Beverly Hills, CA - This is one of those rare searches where nothing really comes up.  So, this could be a legit number, like a genuine wrong number.  Or, as usual, this is spoofed number and we are dealing with a telemarketer. After all, the call did originate from Beverly Hills.  Fuck you!

25 June 2018
  310-849-4126  Beverly Hills, CA - Nothing came up on a search.  But, this from Beverly Hills...and we all know that 310-849-XXXX number is being spoofed.

310-849-4126
And, the call came in just before 8AM.  Why would anyone call before 8AM?  Fuck you!

  310-409-0793  Beverly Hills, CA - Again, no search necessary.  The phone marked this as "Telemarketer".   Phone...thank you.  Telemarketer...fuck you!

26 June 2018
  310-448-1424  California - One

  310-448-1424  California - Two

  310-448-1424  California - Three

  310-448-1424  California - Four.  Four calls. Not only that, these were intercepted by Call Protect app.  Just when I thought the app was on hiatus, it bounces back like Mario Lemieux after radiation treatment.

310-448-1424
 I should add that, to no surprise, all four calls were made within a minute.  I wonder if Call Protect counts each ring as a call or if they actually made four attempts within a minute. Either way, thank you Call Protect for stepping up.  As for the telemarketer, you get the usual:  Fuck you!

27 June 2018
  310-846-1380  Beverly Hills, CA - Yeah...you know...I know.  Fuck you!

 

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