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Old Jan 17, 2009, 05:22 PM   #1
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So starting about a month ago I get a call from some number I don't recognize. I thought it was weird right away because it only had 8 digits, (1-xxx-xxx-xx) (anyone know what that could mean?) I say hello, and he says "hello" in a heavy accent. I say wrong number and he mutters something in what sounds like a different language maybe spanish or indian, doesn't hang up. Happens again the same night another 2 or 3 times. So I dont think too much about it until it starts happening every 2 or 3 days or so continuously. The same exchange happens and it always sounds like the same person. I say hello, he just says Hello, i'll say hello and he just says hello again. Sometimes I think I can hear someone in the background. It sort of died down until today, about a month since he called at first, I get the call around 730 in the morning, i didn't answer. Today hes called about 20+ times, and the piece of **** has begun to piss me off. I haven't answered today at all. Police said they couldn't do anything, phone company said they can't block the number, only change mine which I dont want to do. Any ideas? What does an 8 digit number mean? Anyone have anything similar happen? I'm surprised he didn't call while I was typing this post.
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Old Jan 17, 2009, 05:25 PM   #2
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Engage him in conversation about trivial matters any time he calls. Keep him on as long as possible, he calls you, screw up his phone bill.
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Old Jan 17, 2009, 05:29 PM   #3
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I don't think he speaks english, I've tried asking who he is, told him he has the wrong number, but he just responds in a different language. and btw I've tried dialing the number back, but not surprisingly it didn't work since it's only 8 digits.
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Old Jan 17, 2009, 05:30 PM   #4
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Get some porn going and hold the phone up to your speakers.
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Old Jan 17, 2009, 05:31 PM   #5
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Get some porn going and hold the phone up to your speakers.


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Old Jan 17, 2009, 05:34 PM   #6
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say: "toma el telefono y metetelo por el culo"
if he speaks spanish hell understand
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Old Jan 17, 2009, 05:42 PM   #7
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say: "toma el telefono y metetelo por el culo"
if he speaks spanish hell understand
rofl... I translated that on some website and got - it takes the telefono and you put it to you for the bum which is enough for me to easily understand the meaning. Anyway, I'm not really sure if I wanna say anything to him anymore, in case it's some ****er pulling **** who wants me to engage him. I'm hoping he'll stop if I stop answering.
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phone company said they can't block the number.
That sounds like bullcrap.
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Old Jan 17, 2009, 06:19 PM   #9
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Could it be a VoIP number?
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well I'd say goodbye to your loved ones as you will soon be killed.
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Could it be a VoIP number?
yah I heard that is a possibility.
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Old Jan 17, 2009, 07:27 PM   #12
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Google the number the next time they call.

Every time I get calls like that, a google search shows me that other people have experienced the same thing. In the phone number lookup, it often lists a number that you can call to get taken off the list.
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Old Jan 18, 2009, 12:51 AM   #13
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If you thought that was annoying..

My bro used to be a manager of a FPC (flexible printed circuit) manufacturing factory in Shenzhen, China. He lives in Hong Kong, so he only visited the plant once a week. What are the chances? He bumped into a stalker. Mainland Chinese, porkchop, and practically insane, she managed to get hold of my bro's cell # by posing as a customer when she called the receptionist. For over 3 years, she'd continue to call my bro non-stop (say day in to day out), speaking to him in a tone that seems to suggest they've been together for long. My bro would hang up on her, ask her to not call again, and threaten that he'd call the police, even yell at her at the top of his voice - nada, she'd not stop no matter what. Once my bro's girlfriend picked up the phone asked who she was, oh my was the lunatic pissed. Yelled at my bro on the phone the very next for having "another girl". If that wasn't crazy enough... one day she came over to my bro's Hong Kong office (have no idea how she got the address in the first place) with nothing on but a bath robe. Asked the receptionist if she can speak with him; the receptionist obviously refused seeing how much of a nutball she is. Then she took out a knife and threatened to kill herself. My bro came out and asked her to go ahead and do it; she freaked out and ran away before the police came (DAMN!). To dodge the insane SOAB, my bro would then proceed to change his cell # three times, each time to no avail - as the continues to call to this day.

So yeah man, consider yourself lucky.
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Record all of the calls. Nail the **** for harrasment.
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Old Jan 18, 2009, 05:29 AM   #16
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You could always do what I did once.

Had someone stupid local kid prank calling me at home. So, I hooked up an old rotary phone with the handset you could unscrew apart, unscrewed the mouthpiece and hooked up the microphone wires directly to the headphone output of a radio, dialed it into the harshest static I could find, and cranked the volume 100%.

Got call, answered, was kid, got the number ID, dialled back, switched on radio. As long as my phone was off the hook and dialled into their number, they couldn't call anyone else; everytime they picked up their phone, all they would hear is screaming static. (I had a second line that people could still call me on).

I left it like that for 3 days.

No more calls after that.
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So starting about a month ago I get a call from some number I don't recognize. I thought it was weird right away because it only had 8 digits, (1-xxx-xxx-xx) (anyone know what that could mean?) I say hello, and he says "hello" in a heavy accent. I say wrong number and he mutters something in what sounds like a different language maybe spanish or indian, doesn't hang up. Happens again the same night another 2 or 3 times. So I dont think too much about it until it starts happening every 2 or 3 days or so continuously. The same exchange happens and it always sounds like the same person. I say hello, he just says Hello, i'll say hello and he just says hello again. Sometimes I think I can hear someone in the background. It sort of died down until today, about a month since he called at first, I get the call around 730 in the morning, i didn't answer. Today hes called about 20+ times, and the piece of **** has begun to piss me off. I haven't answered today at all. Police said they couldn't do anything, phone company said they can't block the number, only change mine which I dont want to do. Any ideas? What does an 8 digit number mean? Anyone have anything similar happen? I'm surprised he didn't call while I was typing this post.
you can't tell "spanish" from "indian"?


anyway, try recording it and posting here, maybe its a man from nigeria trying to make you rich COULD BE THE MOST IMPORTANT CALL OF YOUR LIFE
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If you thought that was annoying..

My bro used to be a manager of a FPC (flexible printed circuit) manufacturing factory in Shenzhen, China. He lives in Hong Kong, so he only visited the plant once a week. What are the chances? He bumped into a stalker. Mainland Chinese, porkchop, and practically insane, she managed to get hold of my bro's cell # by posing as a customer when she called the receptionist. For over 3 years, she'd continue to call my bro non-stop (say day in to day out), speaking to him in a tone that seems to suggest they've been together for long. My bro would hang up on her, ask her to not call again, and threaten that he'd call the police, even yell at her at the top of his voice - nada, she'd not stop no matter what. Once my bro's girlfriend picked up the phone asked who she was, oh my was the lunatic pissed. Yelled at my bro on the phone the very next for having "another girl". If that wasn't crazy enough... one day she came over to my bro's Hong Kong office (have no idea how she got the address in the first place) with nothing on but a bath robe. Asked the receptionist if she can speak with him; the receptionist obviously refused seeing how much of a nutball she is. Then she took out a knife and threatened to kill herself. My bro came out and asked her to go ahead and do it; she freaked out and ran away before the police came (DAMN!). To dodge the insane SOAB, my bro would then proceed to change his cell # three times, each time to no avail - as the continues to call to this day.

So yeah man, consider yourself lucky.
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If you thought that was annoying..

My bro used to be a manager of a FPC (flexible printed circuit) manufacturing factory in Shenzhen, China. He lives in Hong Kong, so he only visited the plant once a week. What are the chances? He bumped into a stalker. Mainland Chinese, porkchop, and practically insane, she managed to get hold of my bro's cell # by posing as a customer when she called the receptionist. For over 3 years, she'd continue to call my bro non-stop (say day in to day out), speaking to him in a tone that seems to suggest they've been together for long. My bro would hang up on her, ask her to not call again, and threaten that he'd call the police, even yell at her at the top of his voice - nada, she'd not stop no matter what. Once my bro's girlfriend picked up the phone asked who she was, oh my was the lunatic pissed. Yelled at my bro on the phone the very next for having "another girl". If that wasn't crazy enough... one day she came over to my bro's Hong Kong office (have no idea how she got the address in the first place) with nothing on but a bath robe. Asked the receptionist if she can speak with him; the receptionist obviously refused seeing how much of a nutball she is. Then she took out a knife and threatened to kill herself. My bro came out and asked her to go ahead and do it; she freaked out and ran away before the police came (DAMN!). To dodge the insane SOAB, my bro would then proceed to change his cell # three times, each time to no avail - as the continues to call to this day.

So yeah man, consider yourself lucky.
Was she hot?
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Was she hot?
Did you read the "porkchop" description? Wait, maybe I didn't use the word right.

Ugly as sin, as cheap looking as a common street whore. Lucky for my bro too, otherwise people would've thought he slept with her.
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