Indian call center employees posing as the IRS may have bilked Americans out of millions

sorry, changed it back - I did not see your reply before I edited

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Watching it go back and forth made me laugh. I love how the internet is both forever and a memory hole at the same time.

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Many, but not all, scammers use autodialers, but how do the scammers who have a taxpayer name to go with the phone number receive that data? Who sells it to them?

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He’s probably just a massive fan of The Young Ones.

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Dammit, you got there first.

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They should’ve applied to Wells Fargo.

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Yet still they find time to curl up with a good book:

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As with the 419ers, it’s entirely likely that the seeming incompetence merely weeds out those call recipients who aren’t rubes.

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I’m surprised people spend so much time reading. The average American reads 49 minutes a day every day? I am beyond surprised.

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It doesn’t say what they read

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I’m kind of surprised that so many people still answer random calls from strangers. Caller ID and voicemail have been around for a long time now. More than that, most people I know never answer the phone unless a call was pre-planned/scheduled (unless it’s from one of those few family members who don’t text or use messaging apps and therefore can’t schedule it).

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ah, the looking-at-dissolving-blue-dots counter. it’s so mesmerizing and relaxing

Now I know my future daughter’s name. Barbara Connery Bruce Transistor Mariachi. I can’t wait to meet her.

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If your number is listed, they get your name from the phone company, same as regular telemarketers.

If it isn’t listed?

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Obviously they’re mining (probably in violation of the TOS) some other database that has your name and number in it, no idea which one, sorry.

Which is probably the way… I mean if you are gonna scam call someone in the first place what more is a creatively acquired list of names/numbers?

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