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The Longbranch / Re: SCAMS
« Last post by Professor Marvel on October 13, 2021, 12:53:43 AM »
Answering machine on main number.  Leave your name and we'll get back to you, if we wish to.  If we don't know who's calling, we don't answer. Very few annoying calls.

Used to do exactly that until this last month, getting 10 to 15 calls without messages A DAY.
That's when I started picking up.....

If a person is sufficiently motivated, with enough free time, there are marvelous ways one can find satisfaction against such scalawags. Patience is the key, however.....
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The Longbranch / Re: SCAMS
« Last post by 38OVI on October 12, 2021, 10:26:25 PM »
Answering machine on main number.  Leave your name and we'll get back to you, if we wish to.  If we don't know who's calling, we don't answer. Very few annoying calls.
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The Longbranch / Re: SCAMS
« Last post by Dave T on October 12, 2021, 10:11:31 PM »
We get so many of these my wife and I have gotten in the habit of listening just long enough to identify if the caller has a thick accent and if we hear other voices in the background (call center sounds) then we simply hang up without saying a word.  Since they just keep calling perhaps we should engage like the Prof.  Anyway it's a great pain in the neither region.

Dave
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NCOWS / Re: kvc buffalo shoot
« Last post by bear tooth billy on October 12, 2021, 08:07:35 PM »
Glad you all had a good time, just too much for me going on. The herd
is moving north, 33 at the Milan rifle club this weekend, 3 herds of 11
160-280 yds.

              BTB
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The Longbranch / SCAMS
« Last post by Professor Marvel on October 12, 2021, 03:58:02 PM »
Well my dear netizens,

It that season... Gotta be alert!

it is the pick your Medicare provider season,
So all the many scams and bait and switch artists and gypsies are out in full force.

Robocalls ( even tho banned) are swamping our phones, with obfuscated spoofed Caller ID numbers
Made to look like a local call, or something else.

Others are more blatant, especially those trying to look official ( some even scraped your data so they
Have your correct name) like one pretending to be from a mail-order pharmacy "about your prescription order" to get you to call them back.... Then their game is to try to get you to say "yes" on their recorded line, and they spoof it to sound like you agreed and they switch your Medicare provider.

I am hot about this right now, because I have been getting maybe 6 to 10 calls a DAY from spoofed numbers...

Leaving no message.

That is quite a few, so in my spare time I starting picking up and engaging them. Often while in the "outhouse" ...

Most all were asking for George Malone, then went into a spiel. This particular one was actually trying to do high-pressure cold calls to sell solar panels! I did string them along long enough to get sufficient data
To investigate their web presence then report them to the BBB, the FTC,. And the DONOTCALL folks.
The principle of this org has a tiny hole in the wall office in hicksburg Utah, fronting for over a dozen low rent companies selling lists of people's data. We will see how this pans out. I warned the last fellow that
I am recording all calls and if they continue will open a case with the FBI white collar internet crime unit.
It pays to have aquantences. Acquaintances, buddies...

In the meantime, I am now answering all calls with "Sherrif's Office, this call is recorded" .
Getting quite a few immediate "hung ups" now, and the call volume is reducing.

Then there are the email spammers.  The worst you are the ones that either do not offer "unsubscribe"
Or use that button to verify a live email .. 🥵

So...
Be careful,
stay safe,
don't let the hooligans scam you
Watch your topknot
Keep the shiny side up and the dirty side down
Don't trust the Dark Side ( they lied! No cookies ...)
Kevlar is your friend
Adopt a pet from your shelter
Count your shots
And Everything in Moderation

Yhs
Prof grumbles
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The Leather Shop / Re: "LONE STAR" HOLSTERS C.A.S by SLYE
« Last post by Marshal Will Wingam on October 12, 2021, 01:05:25 PM »
Another high quality rig, Slye. I do like the color. Good work.
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The Leather Shop / Re: "LONE STAR" HOLSTERS C.A.S by SLYE
« Last post by Slye on October 12, 2021, 10:43:25 AM »

Exclusive manufacturing technique "la Sellerie du Thymerais" (FRANCE)
SASS rig for a Danish gunfighter, 2 holsters "LONE STAR like a box" for 4p 3/4, in straight angle, right-left,
metal reinforcement, safety,
tapered belt in 70mm width, front or rear buckle
rig in full grain French leather 3/3,5mm lined with full grain leather, brown tan dipped, 
with shotgun belt "tapered" also for cal 12, solid brass buckle















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NCOWS / Re: kvc buffalo shoot
« Last post by Tascosa Joe on October 12, 2021, 10:03:42 AM »
Had a great time.  Didn't hit much but had time to visit a lot of old friends.  Trap and his helpers did a great job.
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The Darksider's Den / Re: Okay, brass shotshell reloading question
« Last post by wildman1 on October 11, 2021, 08:13:20 PM »
All of that work is then undone with a primer. Just like last weekend in Wartrace.
 :o
wM1
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The Leather Shop / Re: Pooler & Jones Shotshell Belt Restoration
« Last post by Rube Burrows on October 11, 2021, 01:30:39 PM »
Nice work on both the restauration & the recreation!   8)

Mr. Ebay currently has a similar canvas belt on offer for the slim-waisted & affluent cowpoke...:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/254848205346?hash=item3b56230222:g:n4sAAOSw691gEuGT


Thank you and yes, I looked at that one. A beautiful example no doubt.
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