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    Banks don't handle cash anymore? wat?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Spartan Dax View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Smuggo View Post
    Always get cash m8s.
    Hurr, got paid in cash when I sold my old e90. Such a hassle getting all those bills into my account. There's hardly any banks left that will handle cash ffs. And don't get me started on when they're actually open for business..
    It's a pain in the ass when you own a business where at least 1/3 of the turnover is in cash (including tips). Luckily my county treasurer isn't so picky, so every time it's time for me to pay my taxes I just show up with the cash and let them deal with the headache. Bought a large safe I have at home and store my cash there in the meantime.

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    TIL Helgur has large wads of cash in his house.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Spartan Dax View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Smuggo View Post
    Always get cash m8s.
    Hurr, got paid in cash when I sold my old e90. Such a hassle getting all those bills into my account. There's hardly any banks left that will handle cash ffs. And don't get me started on when they're actually open for business..
    No, at least not where I live, which has the world's largest banking district in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximillian View Post
    The damned phone scammers have reached plague proportions here.

    They redirect through an Australian phone number to conceal their real country of origin.

    The ones I have recently received.

    A recorded message purporting to be from the ATO stating that I have been fined and need to ring X number to avoid legal action.

    A person claiming I was involved in an accident and am being sued.

    People pretending to do polling who start asking for personal information.

    Auto-dialers who ring constantly but disconnect because no scammer is available to take the call.

    The old "We are from Microsoft and we have detected a problem with your computer" scam.

    People claiming to be from Telstra.

    And so on.

    I pretty much let the phone go to message because scammers don't leave them. Once I used to fuck with them but seriously they just keep calling and calling.

    Fuckers.
    I don't know about iphone, but at least current Android has a "Do Not Disturb" mode. You can set it to "Priority Only" and then set that to allow all incoming calls/texts from numbers on your contacts list. Everything else gets blocked. It's sadly necessary.

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    I don't get those sort of scam calls, but I do get calls all the fucking time from those US Pharmacy pajeets that keep trying to sell me Viagra, Levitra and Cialis. I receive routinely at least 1 call a day, but sometimes more, from a random number that they buy from some motherfucker company that helps them. I swear whoever sells numbers for these fucks needs to be arrested for supporting terrorism.

    Turns out it's a common thing and if your number gets on their database you are SOL. At least now android has a feature that allows you to report spam numbers, and it gets shared with others so most of the time they show up as a potential scam calls. Eventually they will run out of numbers I guess. Unfortunately, after dozes of calls where I had fun trolling them with different variations of doubting their claims, asking for better deals, giving false credit card numbers, insulting them, telling stories about cows, ganesh, islam etc, I got tired of it. Now my phone is always on silent and if there isn't a voicemail longer than 5 seconds the number gets reported as spam.

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    I hope you guys realize that in this day and age the number you see on your phone from a marketer/spammer/scammer isn't actually the number that they're dialing from. I have literally gotten a call from someone spoofing my own fucking number.

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    Yeah, they'll almost always spoof area code and probably also prefix (first 3 digits) to match your number. I happen to live in a different area code than my phone number, and none of my old friends would use a phone call to contact me, so any call from my phone's area code is guaranteed to be spam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smuggo View Post
    Banks don't handle cash anymore? wat?
    No, they started phasing out handling bills in the 90's thanks to a string of robberies. These days it's like 1 in 3 bank offices maybe even less that actually handles cash. You do have some very nice and easy to use machines though that will count your wad of cash and insert it directly into your account. They work beutifully but you have a max amount of money that you can insert every month (money laundering) and that kinda sucks when you have a larger amount that you want to deposit.

    On the upside, no bank robberies anymore.

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    i just don't answer calls from unknown numbers, unless i'm expecting a call at a specificish time.

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    Hello, do you still have your vehicle up for sale???..//
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    Which one?
    No response yet.
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    Problem is when you're running a business and have to deal with vendors and such. Can't do that.


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    New scam to report.

    Got a call from a mobile number that was close enough to a friend's that I answered.

    Some guy starts with a canned spiel on how I had entered a competition and won a android tablet if I came in for a free 45 minute financial planning session.

    I pointed out that given the fact that I had never entered a competition like that I obviously couldn't have won so therefore the whole thing was a scam.

    The guy didn't try to argue, just said "don't you want a free tablet".

    I said I had no interest in going to some hard-sell financial scam on the promise of some cheap tablet.

    He gave a big sigh and said "Your loss".

    I wished him better luck with the next Sap he called.

    He replied "fuck you" and hung up.

    People must fall for this shit or it wouldn't be worth the effort. For once the caller sounded Australian so I suspect he himself had been suckered into calling people on his own mobile and won't get anything if he can't con others. No sympathy for him though.

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