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September 26, 2022

1990s Commercials

Featured on this week's media are some commercials that I found on some VHS tapes that I have. These were from VHS recordings that were filmed in the early 1990s, so I don't know the exact dates since they were from various sources.

  • 0:00 Introductions
  • 0:09 KFC
  • 0:42 McDonalds - First Pay Check
  • 1:38 Bathroom Duck
  • 2:12 McCain - Crank up the Tunes
  • 2:45 Radio Shack - Calculators
  • 3:19 Dentyne
  • 3:53 Peter Pan Wipped Peanut Butter
September 19, 2022

When telephone bots go wrong

I get a lot of automated phone calls. I enjoy these calls since they are fun to trick.

In this video, I am going to show you what happens if you have a telephone bot that fails! Note: As long as you don't ask any questions, the bots work fine.

September 12, 2022

Asking for my Age

I keep getting calls asking my age. I decided to change it up a bit on a couple of calls I got this week.

Mondays are the days when I receive the most scam calls.

When will these people stop calling me?

What makes them think I'm 70 years old?

September 5, 2022

Manager Letter Video

I created this video based on the "Letter to my Manager" that was going around a few years ago. There are a few good points in this video about what employees want from their job - besides good pay.

August 29, 2022

Apple Support Call

Apple Support is one of the most reliable support services available. However, there are some scammers who are pretending to be from Apple Support. They create fake websites and try to scam people by asking for their personal information or money.

If you ever receive a call, email, or message from someone claiming to be from Apple Support and asking for your personal information, do not provide it. Instead, go directly to the official Apple website or contact Apple Support yourself to verify the legitimacy of the communication.

Apple takes security very seriously and will never ask for your personal information in order to provide support. If you think you may have been scammed by a fake website, report it immediately to apple@apple.com

Apple Call

A fake Apple site caught my attention, so I decided to give them a call.

This is how the conversation went :

He ends the call by saying, "Lovely Lisa." I have no idea what that means.

August 22, 2022

Financial Enhancement Services

Last week I got a call from Financial Enhancement Services. They called about my student loans.

Which is great because I don't have any student loans. Yet somehow I made a request for a student loan.

Here's how that call went:

August 15, 2022

CVS Back Pain Scam

There's a new phone scam making the rounds, and this one is targeting people with back pain. A caller will pretend they are from CVS and that there is a new medicine that medicare is going to pay for.

It's all a scam. CVS is never going to call you on behalf of Medicare.

Listen in to the CVS scam call that I got last week:

August 8, 2022

Breast Cancer Relief Committee Pac

There is a Political nonprofit that has been calling people asking them to contribute to their organization. According to a opensecrets.org report, this is a scam as most of the money raised doesn't go to help any Breast Cance Relief. The calls are misleading and very deceptive.

Listen to this call in action...

August 1, 2022

Medicare Scam Calls

I keep getting these Medicare Scam calls. Here's a quick clip of two calls that I got today. These are short because I don't think the people that are calling are paying much attention to the calls being successful.

If you are getting a lot of these calls make sure to report it! You can report Medicare scams to the FTC at ftc.gov/complaint or by calling 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357).

Medicare Scam Calls Video

July 25, 2022

Senior Financial Solutions

I get these calls all the time. Companies that want to sell me final expense insurance.

The callers want to know my date of birth. I am sure that they are trying to steal my identity.

Here's proof, in this call they ask me for my age and then they ask for my date of birth. Why would they need to know that?