A Story of a Man Who Finds Pleasure Messing With Scammers January 2015

I got a call from 832-727-4840 but left no message. I returned the call using my Magic Jack as I figured it to be bogus. It SOUNDED like a Verizon automated system but they kept referencing having your credit card handy, so I knew it was a scam. I went through the menus several times and finally was connected to a live person via the tech support option.

A Story of a Man Who Finds Pleasure Messing With Scammers January 2015

"Vanessa" with Verizon customer service, at first sounded legit as she has most of the Verizon phone etiquette down. That is until I asked for her call back number. She fumbled around, I could tell she was not at a desk or wearing a headset, and finally gave me 800-922-0240. She also gave me attitude when I wanted to inform "Verizon" of a possible phishing scam.

I was in a playful mood so I hung up with "Vanessa" and attempted to call her back. The number "Vanessa" gave me was for "USA rebates" and I could get a free medical alert bracelet if over 50 OR 100 rebate card all for giving them my credit card / debit card information to pay the "processing fee" of $1.95.

I spoke with a "Michelle" who took my bogus name and address of 123 Sesame st, Sunnyside PA. I tried to convince her to just spot me the $2, that I was good for it. She adamantly refused and eventually hung up on me. So... I call back. Got a different person who then put me on hold to get manager, he hung up.

I waited a few minutes and call back. Finally got "Michelle" again and she still refused. I asked what city she was in, she said Virginia Beach. I replied, "OH that's cool what street, I am also in Virginia Beach." The response was please hold for manager and once again hung up. I figure I'll wait until 2 AM then try again.

Is it wrong that I find pleasure in screwing with scammers????

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  • January 16, 2015 at 7:30 PM by an anonymous user from: Gatineau, Quebec, Canada

    Na, its pretty amusing. They deserve it and maybe it sends them a message they shouldn't be doing what they're doing and they feel some much deserved shame. Hopefully anyway... they literally think everyone is gullible and therefore take advantage of. Get a life.

  • January 16, 2015 at 12:37 AM by an anonymous user from: Tallahassee, Florida, United States

    I have done this as well. Not just to p*ss them off but for my own enjoyment.

    LOL, I absolutely love it! Call it pay back. Call it karma.

    It is what it is and it is what they deserve. Dial on my fellow funnyman! :D

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A Story of a Man Who Finds Pleasure Messing With Scammers January 2015