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The Telecom Digest for Fri, 17 Apr 2020
Volume 39 : Issue 92 : "text" format

Table of contents
Millions Are Hounded for Debt They Don't Owe. One Victim Fought Back, With a Vengeance
the risks of mass announcements in a Corona environment
Re: Remote Covid-19 study
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <CAH8yC8maO3_G00AD1AtsOR+bJ-vPCYSwG0Jowk_ei641POya1Q@mail.gmail.com> Date: 15 Apr 2020 18:59:46 -0400 From: "Jeffrey Walton" <noloader@gmail.com> Subject: Millions Are Hounded for Debt They Don't Owe. One Victim Fought Back, With a Vengeance On the morning a debt collector threatened to rape his wife, Andrew Therrien was working from home, in a house with green shutters on a cul-de-sac in a small Rhode Island town. Tall and stocky, with a buzz cut and a square, friendly face, Therrien was a salesman for a promotions company. He'd always had an easy rapport with people over the phone, and on that day, in February 2015, he was calling food vendors to talk about grocery store giveaways. Therrien was interrupted midpitch by a call from his wife. She'd gotten a voicemail from an authoritative-sounding man saying Therrien was in some kind of trouble. "I need to verify an address to present you with your formal claim," the man had said. "Andrew Therrien, you are officially notified." A few minutes later, Therrien's phone buzzed. It was the same guy. He gave his name as Charles Cartwright and said Therrien owed $700 on a payday loan. But Therrien knew he didn't owe anyone anything. Sus- pecting a scam, he told Cartwright just what he thought of his scare tactics. https://getpocket.com/explore/item/millions-are-hounded-for-debt-they-don-t-owe-one-victim-fought-back-with-a-vengeance ------------------------------ Message-ID: <Pine.NEB.4.64.2004151638230.2700@panix5.panix.com> Date: 15 Apr 2020 16:38:45 -0400 From: "danny burstein" <dannyb@panix.com> Subject: the risks of mass announcements in a Corona environment So I just got a robot call from the NYC Department of Health in regards to C-19. Aside from the misleading info in it, and no way to ask it to "repeat", and lots of fadeouts... T-Mobile flagged it as a "scam likely". Yes. Really photo of the Caller ID/Name: http://www.dburstein.com/images/nyc-doh.jpg about 3 meg dannyb has notified the usual suspects _____________________________________________________ Knowledge may be power, but communications is the key dannyb@panix.com [to foil spammers, my address has been double rot-13 encoded] ------------------------------ Message-ID: <CAH8yC8ntvDLRujeefLkohS+bS0TT=aURFZa8shodWdwv_RCEog@mail.gmail.com> Date: 16 Apr 2020 10:19:26 -0400 From: "Jeffrey Walton" <noloader@gmail.com> Subject: Re: Remote Covid-19 study Another try... On Thu, Apr 16, 2020 at 10:15 AM Jeffrey Walton <noloader@gmail.com> wrote: > > Hi Bill, > > My apologies of this is too off-topic... The NIH is running a Covid-19 > study in the US. I assume your list is very large, and the list may be > able to gather a lot of participants. > > NIH ships remote blood sampling kits. You don't have to leave the house. > > Email NIH at clinicalstudiesunit@nih.gov. > > Also see > https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nih-begins-study-quantify-undetected-cases-coronavirus-infection. > > Jeff ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Fri, 17 Apr 2020
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