Weird phone call from "TTR"

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  1. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    I've never called any TTR member and no one on TTR has my phone number.
    I don't have a personal phone; my wife has one and one of my sons has one, but I don't.
    She gets upset because when I leave the house, I refuse to take her phone so she can reach me. Sometimes she forces the phone into my hand, so I leave it in the garage. I hate phones.
     
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  3. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    That's correct. Also, I don't have a foreign accent, but do have a Tennessee southern drawl.
    Does a number show when those calls are made? Shouldn't a number show as to where the call is from?
     
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  4. Badmon

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    This made me laugh out loud. I appreciate it
     
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  5. Chinatown

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    It was the same when we lived in China. Met a guy there from Rochester, NY and he and I would go motorcycle riding. She'd shove the phone at me, so I would leave it in the garage also. My buddy would put a dead battery in his phone so his wife couldn't pester him.
    One time they were trying to track us down and they heard a phone ringing and traced the ringing to our garage. So, yeah, this has been a headache for years.
     
  6. Badmon

    Badmon Medium Load Member

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    :biggrin_2559: youre dropping gems i need to take notes
     
  7. Corn-Fed

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    @Chinatown you are a never ending source of wisdom. Accidently leave the phone in the garage. I love it.
     
  8. Jenn72

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    I haven't. The number that called me was 682-267-3005.

    It was on 28 Dec @ 0714 & 0716.
     
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  9. Sirscrapntruckalot

    Sirscrapntruckalot Road Train Member

    Far as the phone number shown....it's easy to spoof. A ton of free apps and pay for ones that allow you to do it. I can be in the same room, call you from my phone with you watching and it'll show up as whatever location I set it to.

    It's very easy and comes built in to a lot of cell phones. You can do the same with emails but it's easier to see the "spoof" in a email if you know where to look, etc etc.

    I don't answer calls from numbers I don't know. Sure, I miss some calls but the smart ones know how to send a text, or leave a voicemail. The dumb ones just get blocked. My life will continue on if I miss your call.

    :)

    Sirscrapntruckalot - Unsolicited calls are the worse, but it can be fun to mess with them back.
     
  10. Happily Retired

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    Doesn't surprise me. Just another gimmick to get a driver, and what kind of moron would say, "why yes, I AM looking for a job, how did you know"? And the scary part? These people get results from offers like this.
     
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