Category Archives: Scams

Scam number fun

If anyone wants to call an IRS scam line… “We (the IRS) are suing you. You must call this number.”

Here you go!

1-267-517-1546

Have fun!

New number for today since they so kindly woke me up…1-386-748-2861.

Please, if you call them and harass them, let me know, I want to enjoy it.

amuse me

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Die scammer die!

Six cups of coffee.

Two five-hour energy drinks.

And I am still falling asleep at the keyboard.

All thanks to our old fiend the Microsoft scammer. (No, I didn’t misspell it he is a fiend.)

This Microsoft scam caller woke me at 8:30 a.m. (I went to bed after 4 a.m.)

Please make his day eventful!!!!

1-541-826-3174

patience is at FU

Call a telephone scammer today!

Don’t you just hate telephone scammers?

I sure do.

I have taken it upon myself to publish a list of their numbers so you can have some fun and call a scammer and prank them today.

Here goes! Starting from the newest numbers to the oldest:

1-701-843-8854

1-210-249-0540

1-701-843-8808

1-845-217-2038

1-202-394-7532

1-918-100-8015

Have fun!

a fool

Quiet phone yesterday

Our phone didn’t ring a single time yesterday. The peace and quiet was amazing. Could it be that you all managed to drive them crazy?

*Applause*

Take a bow if you called a scammer.

I think I’ll publish scammer phone numbers on a regular basis.

What better thing to do when you’re bored than to call a scammer and ask them if their computer has Windows…or tell them you are from the IRS and you’re suing them?

You all have a good one!

I’m hoping for another quiet one.

amuse me

Some idiot hacked my computer.

I have to take my computer in for repair. The Curmudgeon let a hacker in, how fun…NOT.

Not smart to piss me off so completely. I delved into all the ways one can curse someone. He (the hacker) has been cursed in all the ways I could find. Some were very interesting, they start small and grow.

Can you feel it now?

thinking_of_you_voodoo_doll_zip_hoodie

voodooyou

the last word

voodoo cookies

Verizon does a bait and switch

     Don’t be fooled when you get a letter in the mail from them that tells you since they are switching everyone over to Fios You really should go and change your bundle.  Hey, we’ll give it to you for 59.99!

     Liars!  When it comes up 74.99 that is not 59.99 am I right?  I questioned this and suddenly was on chat with someone from customer service.  They tried to convince me that I should go ahead and order it and then call the company on Monday about the price difference.

     I wasn’t born yesterday.  I did NOT ‘buy’ the bundle change, instead I backed out of the page, told the customer service person what I thought of the company and their bait and switch tactics, and left the chat.

     I am now going to begin shopping for another internet and phone service–I might even go through my Cable company and to heck with the phone companies altogether.

And again!

 

     I retrieved the mail from the mailbox yesterday afternoon and found a bill from the nursing home.  They sent us a bill for $912.00.  What?!  Yes, they are attempting to double-bill us for the last six days of my MIL’s life.  The life that their negligent (lack of) care ended. 

     I sputtered, I ranted, and I raved.  Once I calmed down, I went over there.  I was loaded for bear and made a lovely scene in front of patients and visitors alike.  I don’t care.  I don’t care how much I raise my voice, I don’t care who hears.  I demanded they call their superiors and wreck their day as they had wrecked mine.  Not one of those so called ‘skilled nurses’ was brave enough to do it.

     That’s okay because I made my point.  I will make my point again on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday…you get the idea.  I hope they are ready for a picket sign, bad publicity, and any number of things I can think of that might keep other people from placing a patient there.  I have all the free time in the world.  Who knows, after the conference, I may just camp out in their parking lot.

     I have the email address for the CEO of the parent company along with his staff’s email addresses.  They will get sick of hearing from me.  I also have the name of a great attorney who really loves to go after places like this. 

Painvanish problem settled quickly

            The company must be handling many complaints from people because when Dear Hubby called them today he was quickly able to resolve his mother’s billing problem with them.  It paid for him to be patient while going through their auto-attends maze.  At least that’s one more thing we don’t have to deal with for the time being.  I only hope that this is truly the end of it.

            Don’t forget people; do not let those sneaky charges or bills get past you.  Do check your statements carefully.  Don’t give out any personal information over the phone or on the computer.  Stand up for yourselves and make noise if you think someone is taking advantage of you.

            If you have elderly parents, keep an eye on their bank statements.  Usually these scammers begin with a small charge on their account.  If that makes it past them, they go for more money.  Question, question, question any and all charges or bills that come in that you are certain you/or your parent haven’t made or (as in the phony bills) haven’t requested the products.

            The only way these scammers can be put out of business is by raising awareness.  Pass this information on to others.  Put these vermin out of business!

‘Painvanish’ another scam hits home

    We thought we had everything taken care of. We’re not that lucky. We have another company demanding a payment of $19.95 from my mother-in-law for a product she didn’t order, didn’t want, and never received. Tomorrow Dear Hubby will spend a great quantity of time on the phone AGAIN. This time he’ll be trying to deal with Painvanish, our newest scammer. His opening line of, “After a career in law enforcement…” usually gets their attention.

    Are these swindling companies passing around a list of names and addresses of potential victims? Are they connected? Could it be that each one is a different pocket of the same pair of pants?

    The scammers who prey on the elderly, sick, and poor must be put out of business. They hide behind their auto-attends systems to prevent one from actually speaking to a human. They offer you many ways to pay their bill that to some people is simpler than dealing with a dispute. Some people will think it’s only $19.95 to get them off their back. It’s not that simple my friends.

    I tell you now, if these companies are going to be brought to light, put out of business, prosecuted, and punished, it will only be by people not taking the easy way out. Don’t pay them! Fight them! WORDS COST NOTHING. Call the toll free numbers, raise some hell, and dispute the bill. Do not let them control the conversation. Stay calm and tell them you are reporting them to the better business bureau and your State Attorney General and follow through.

    This is fraud and attempted theft. If the company has already lightened your bank account, then what they are doing is a more serious crime. When they take money from your account without your authorization, the crime is theft and is a fraudulent business practice.

    Call or write your State Attorney General’s office. Tell them! Report the theft perpetrated on you.

    You must be meticulous when going over your monthly statement. Examine all charges no matter how small and make sure that you know what each one was for, if you find one you don’t know, call your bank ASAP! You have only 30 days after you receive your statement in which to report unauthorized transactions.

    Betterman/Betterwoman has returned some of my mother-in-law’s money although she’s out quite a bit more since they’ve been stealing from her account for months. On the other front, one phone call to the finance company (I mentioned them in an earlier post) working for Bottom Line books already took care of those problems.

*See my earlier posts: Bottom line books scam and Bottom line Books scam part 2

*also Painvanish problem settled

Bottom Line books scam part 2

     On December 12, 2008 I posted about Bottom Line Books’ attempt to defraud my mother-in-law.  My statistics show there have been a great number of people reading it daily.  This leads me to believe that at least twice that number of people have had the same experience.

     If you are reading this because you are in the same boat, I must explain that Dear Hubby never talked to Bottom Line Books because they’d already sent the bill to collection.  He called the collection agency and explained the situation.  (She never ordered, received, and didn’t want any books.)  They were very helpful in resolving the issue.

     At present, we are in the process of filing a dispute for two more illegal transactions we found.  It seems that both Betterman/Betterwoman and American Leisure helped themselves to my mother-in-law’s checking account.  I looked online and couldn’t find out anything about Betterman/Betterwoman other than they sell vitamins that she doesn’t take, want, and didn’t order.  However, there are a vast number of complaints against American Leisure.

     Of course, we’ve changed her account and alerted her bank about these illegal withdrawals and they’ve red flagged any new transactions on that card number.

*See my earlier post Bottom line books scam

**See also Painvanish another scam and Painvanish problem settled

Bottom Line Books scam

     My mother in law is eighty-one years old.  Her vision is poor and she doesn’t read.  She’s never read more than a few books.  This is a great sorrow for me, a writer. 

     However, Bottom Line Books has relentlessly billed her for books that she never ordered, never received, and didn’t want.  They’ve even sent her to collection through the North Shore Agency, Inc. 

     Dear Hubby spent three days on the phone calling North Shore trying to get through their maze.  After bouncing from one number to another and spending hours at a time in the phone, he at last talked to a human.  He told the person that he was a retired Police Officer.  His mother hadn’t ordered the books.  She didn’t receive or want them, and was being fraudulently billed.  He explained that he’d researched both their company and client and that he understood that they provide a service that some people don’t like.  He added that as a Police Officer, he was often disliked and unappreciated.  The person passed his call to her manager.  Dear Hubby suggested to the manager that they check into their clients’ background before they accept a job.  The collection they were doing on his mother was bogus.  The manager told him they’d take care of it and deleted my MIL from their list.

     The manager did a search for any more collections from Bottom Line Books listed at my MIL’s address.  A few seconds later, she said, “here’s another collection for Bottom Line at that residence it has a different first name.” 

     Dear Hubby chuckled and told them, “I’m sure he’d be glad to pay the bill but it will be hard to reach him.  The delivery charge might be a bit steep and his current residence has no zip code, unless it’s the dead letter office.  He’s been deceased for over ten years.”  The collection agency manager weakly replied, “No problem we’ll take care of that one as well.”

*See my post:  Bottom line books scam part 2

**See also: Painvanish another scam and Painvanish problem settled