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    (000) 000-0000

    So is anyone else getting random calls from (000) 000-0000?

    http://www.google.com/search?q=%2800...ient=firefox-a

    http://sg.answers.yahoo.com/question...9112516AAcRbww

    http://www.vonage-forum.com/ftopic9599.html

    http://archive.tivocommunity.com/tiv.../182257-1.html

    Looks like people have been getting automated calls but mine usually have a real person on the line. Generally phishing scams or political activists from what i've read.

    Boo...

    Usuaully i'll pick up if i catch it in time but i won't say anything.

    I'm going to have to start answering my phone "LA County Coroner, you stab 'em, we slab 'em. How many i help you?"

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    "You kill 'em, we chill 'em."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psydotek
    I'm going to have to start answering my phone "LA County Coroner, you stab 'em, we slab 'em. How many i help you?"
    I used to have a million of these opening phone conversation lines.

    That was one I used....my favorite (and probably my only original one) was:

    "Love Line, You're On The Air".
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    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    I've been getting calls from 867-5309
    In the words of Einstein
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite
    I used to have a million of these opening phone conversation lines.

    That was one I used....my favorite (and probably my only original one) was:

    "Love Line, You're On The Air".
    Corn cob Billy Bob's, you shuck 'em we **** 'em.

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    I get this one number calling my phone every once in a while but I have missed all the calls.

    When I call back the recording says the number's been disconnected, and when I search for it I find that lots of other people keep getting this number calling them with a weird recording.

    Not a big deal, but kinda annoying since I don't know how they got my cell phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite
    I used to have a million of these opening phone conversation lines.

    That was one I used....my favorite (and probably my only original one) was:

    "Love Line, You're On The Air".

    That's a good one! Two that I've found to be very effective:
    1. {In a seductive voice** "So tell me- what are you wearing right now?"
    2. {In an official voice** "CIC, we have an intrusion alert on line 1. Set condition red and man stations." (For you non-Navy types, CIC= Combat Information Center- totally meaningless to 99% of the populaiton, but hey, it sounds official.)

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    I've been known to answer these numbers with "Department of Justice, telemarketing Fraud division". I get some really fast hangups!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe
    I've been known to answer these numbers with "Department of Justice, telemarketing Fraud division". I get some really fast hangups!
    LOL....I guess its time to bring out the big guns.

    www.tommabe.com

    The guy makes a living at screwing with telemarketers and recording them for his albums.
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    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    Sometimes when I get a call like this, I open first with, "Hello, is Joe there?" There is frequently a long pause...
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    i never pick up my phone if there is a strange number. i think i have a phobia or something.

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    Never answer phone calls from numbers you don't know. If everyone follows suit, these problems will disappear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite
    I used to have a million of these opening phone conversation lines.

    That was one I used....my favorite (and probably my only original one) was:

    "Love Line, You're On The Air".

    Hey now...

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    My mortgage company (Countrywide) comes across my cell as all zeroes.
    "I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." - Thomas Jefferson

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite
    LOL....I guess its time to bring out the big guns.

    www.tommabe.com

    The guy makes a living at screwing with telemarketers and recording them for his albums.

    Here's a good example:
    http://video.stumbleupon.com/#p=lwzge004pk

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    Quote Originally Posted by timmhaan
    i never pick up my phone if there is a strange number. i think i have a phobia or something.
    Same

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    Quote Originally Posted by timmhaan
    i never pick up my phone if there is a strange number. i think i have a phobia or something.
    I think caller id is ridiculously high priced on land line phones. What is it, something like $8/mo? That's just an outrageous price for a service that is really already existing.

    Of course, now I have a cell phone which, by default, has caller id, and I don't answer that from numbers I don't know.
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    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rabidchicken
    My mortgage company (Countrywide) comes across my cell as all zeroes.

    Same here. [Countrywide] When this all zero number comes up I know it is their "New Dehli" Office calling.

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    Other direction.
    Have you ever tried blank calling 1-800 numbers? Just pick up the phone and dial any 1-800 number you can think of, you get some really weird places. Give it a try.
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    I've answered one once with "Saul's ***** repair, I'm Saul...would you like to hear our weekly specials?"

    I can be a real jacktard when I'm woken up for this kind of crap.

    ....my friend's work phone always shows 1-888-000-0000 when he calls me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite
    I think caller id is ridiculously high priced on land line phones. What is it, something like $8/mo? That's just an outrageous price for a service that is really already existing.

    Of course, now I have a cell phone which, by default, has caller id, and I don't answer that from numbers I don't know.
    I have broadband phone and caller ID comes with that too! Not to mention I can call North America and Western Europe as a local call!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rabidchicken
    My mortgage company (Countrywide) comes across my cell as all zeroes.
    well at least that lets me know what type of company countrywide is without having to use them. Thanks for being the unfortunate guinnea pig in this experiment
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe
    I have broadband phone and caller ID comes with that too! Not to mention I can call North America and Western Europe as a local call!
    vonage. Althoughy I have yet to ever call overseas
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    Quote Originally Posted by squegeeboo
    I've been getting calls from 867-5309
    Jenny! That bit*ch stalking you too?

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    Re: "Usuaully i'll pick up if i catch it in time but i won't say anything.
    I'm going to have to start answering my phone "LA County Coroner, you stab 'em, we slab 'em. How many i help you?"
    I used to have "Pete's Pizza Parlor and Mortuary; you stab we slab em'. Meat special tonight!" on my answering machine.

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