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Thu Sep 24, 2020, 07:59 PM

Weird robo-call just now, are they faking calls?

Supposedly for "Biden-Harris". Male voice, talking about "Biden-Harris". Never said "Joe Biden:, which is unusual, and said "Biden-Harris need a Democrat Senate". Really? Usually we say "Democratic". The overall tone just felt wrong.

So, now I'm wondering, and maybe it's just paranoia, would that donation button lead to a faek GOP fund-raising site? I don't trust those bastards as far as I can throw them.

Call was made from a Farmington, Maine number, according to Spokeo, but who knows what they spoofed, if it is fake.

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Reply Weird robo-call just now, are they faking calls? (Original post)
relayerbob Sep 24 OP
SharonClark Sep 24 #1
relayerbob Sep 24 #2
Ms. Toad Sep 24 #3
relayerbob Sep 24 #6
DeeDeeNY Sep 24 #4
relayerbob Sep 24 #9
Leghorn21 Sep 24 #12
DeeDeeNY Sep 24 #13
mitch96 Sep 24 #20
coti Sep 24 #5
relayerbob Sep 24 #7
Laelth Sep 24 #8
relayerbob Sep 24 #10
Laelth Sep 24 #11
FakeNoose Sep 24 #14
relayerbob Sep 24 #15
The Genealogist Sep 24 #16
relayerbob Sep 24 #17
Sugarcoated Sep 24 #18
DSandra Sep 24 #19

Response to relayerbob (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 08:04 PM

1. You're right to question this.

Did they ask for money?

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Response to SharonClark (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 08:05 PM

2. Yes, a robo-call, "Press 1 to donate as much as can now"

I didn't press 1

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Response to relayerbob (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 08:05 PM

3. Personally - I NEVER donate in response to an unsolicited call.

If they want my money, they can send me information. I'll review it on my own time, vetting the organization, and then - if I decide it is warranted - I will make a donation.

The content of the conversaton doesn't set off any more warning bells than any other unsolicited call seeking a donation would.

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 08:11 PM

6. Oh, I don't either

Had no intention, but I do answer the phone, as some of the calls have been from pollsters and many from local candidates ... but they are always good about understanding that I NEVER give money to a caller.

However, if they are fishing, they only need a few to bite.

I've been working with te campaign enough to have the language set off alarm bells

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Response to relayerbob (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 08:10 PM

4. The term Democrat Senate is a tipoff

Definitely a fake call. Right-wingers always say Democrat instead of Democratic.

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Response to DeeDeeNY (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 08:14 PM

9. Yep

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Response to DeeDeeNY (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 08:19 PM

12. 100%, yep

the little ratfkrs

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #12)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 08:25 PM

13. They say it that way so the end of the word sounds like "rat"

Very sick.

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Response to DeeDeeNY (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 10:28 PM

20. +1

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Response to relayerbob (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 08:11 PM

5. Yeah, sounds like a scam, and the number was indeed likely spoofed.

I'm getting 5 or 6 scam calls, of different sorts, per day now. They've been awful for several weeks.

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Response to relayerbob (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 08:13 PM

7. Note, I have reported this to the campaign

Whether they'll see the note in the deluge of input is questionable. If anyone here has a direct link to someone specific I can send the info to, please PM me here. The legal team needs to know about these attempts

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Response to relayerbob (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 08:14 PM

8. I think that you are right to be wary.

You can always donate directly if you want to. That sounds awfully suspicious to me.

-Laelth

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Response to Laelth (Reply #8)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 08:14 PM

10. Oh, I have been donating and texting and postcarding, etc.

This was not right

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Response to relayerbob (Reply #10)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 08:15 PM

11. I think that your instincts were spot on. n/t

-Laelth

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Response to relayerbob (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 08:28 PM

14. Any real call from a Democratic campaign

... would use a correct caller ID , not a fake one.

Whenever I receive a call and there's no Caller ID - I never answer because I know it's SPAM.
So many calls - so much SPAM!

Never answer them - if you do answer you'll go on their "confirmed" list.


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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #14)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 08:32 PM

15. There was a caller ID

I'm very experienced in high-tech and security. But good advice to those who don't know what and how to respond

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Response to relayerbob (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 08:40 PM

16. I hate this kind of crap

Due to the nature of my job, I have to answer incoming calls to my cell phone. Most numbers I don't recognize are robocalls offering to lower the interest on my credit card. Good luck with that, as I don't have any credit cards. Or they are from a litany of creditors calling a woman who apparently goes around giving out my number and not paying her bills. I'm not surprised people are running scams pretending to be from presidential campaigns. I'd guess they are running Trump ones as well.

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Response to The Genealogist (Reply #16)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 09:13 PM

17. Yep, some people try to say...

"Well, I just don't answer it unless I know them". That's fine, if you don't need to answer the phone from calls that you don't always have (or want to have) on your contacts list. If I can tell they are fake, I don't answer.

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Response to relayerbob (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 10:05 PM

18. I got one a couple of weeks ago

the guy had a jewish New York accent, or someone trying to sound Jewish, kind of Woody Allen...it was very weird and transparently bullshit

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Response to relayerbob (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 10:07 PM

19. Anything, and I mean ANYTHING, is possible with these ******s

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