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    New phone scam aimed at conservatives?

    I just got a dubious call from some "Trump-supporting" organization that I've never heard of. The caller just kept asking questions about issues that the President had acted on and that most conservatives would agree with. I suspect he was trying to get a recording of my voice saying "Yes", to use for some nefarious purpose. A similiar scam was reported on the news a few days ago.

    The first question they usually ask is "Can you hear me?" Never say yes.

    Be careful out there.
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    Simple I don't play phone games. If I answers you have less than a split second to say who you are or click. I never answer and survey or poll on the phone. Big reason the poll folks were so far off about Trump.
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    I absolutely don't take any calls from organizations running phone rooms - I'm on the "No Call List" and they are violating the law in most cases - most are nothing but a con ....
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    I have one cell phone and no hardline. If I don't recognize the number or it does not identify as one of my customers I don't answer. They can go to voice mail or hell.
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    Scammers don't give a rodent's rectum if you're conservative or not. They just care if you have money they can steal.
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    If the number is not one on my contact list, I don't answer.
    I get unknown calls every day. If they don't leave a message, then DELETE.
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    Lately I've been watching YT video of scam baiters. Most of the conversations were hilarious with the end result of the scammer getting frustrated and no money. Even found a scam baiters website that gives tips on how to deal with these idiots! Just listening to the conversation is worth a good laugh.
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    Another good reason I NEVER answer my phone. If it's important they'll leave a message.

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