Scam The Scammer Episode 163 - Yep, another friggin' Back Brace scam, but they have all the information *except* the correct Medicare number. Too bad, eh? Up first is "James" from " U.S. Pharmacy" supposedly in San Diego. He then passes Frankin to another "James", floor supervisor, who then offers to call back (YEAH!). Lucky you, the call-back is included at no additional cost!
Views: 299 ScamJam
ScamJam Episode 166 - Three bogus tech support scammers from "Cyber Security Of WWW Server" become freaked out by Jeremiah's computer issues, including breaking glass when the Windows key is pressed, a folder and file eating cockroach, and satanic "You've Got Mail" laughter, to name just a few. And it got worse as the call went along, causing Jeremiah to get more suspicious that these tech support people were making things worse. Repeated attempts to connect to the scammer's server failed as the super-natural computer weirdness increased, leading the scammers to concede that Jeremiah's computer needs a priest and exorcism. This episode is nearly an hour of the absurd and surreal. Have limited time and want to cut to my favorite parts? Use the shortcuts below: "It's making an All-You-Can-Eat-Buffet out of my files" (26:05) "Doesn't that sound like Satan?" (44:23) "My computer won't allow me to unplug it" (46:53)
Views: 474 ScamJam
Scam The Scammer Episode 165 - I get SO many calls a day that posting just one causes a log jam. So you can experience one of my average days, here are three-in-a-row for your scambaiting pleasure! 1) "Mark" from "U.S. Pharmacy" shows us how to never get another medicare scam call again ever. Who would have thought? 2) "Angie" from "The Chimney Company" gives up WAY TOO easily. 3) Jeremiah is all ready to battle, but...
Views: 183 ScamJam
Scam The Scammer Episode 016 - After receiving an unbelievable offer right from the Grand Bahama Mama herself, I spoke with the adorable telescammer "Heidi Taylor". Unfortunately, "Heidi" didn't realize that "free offers" don't involve credit cards.
Views: 478 ScamJam
ScamJam Episode 205 - Franklin's bad self emerges like we've never seen before in this multi-part episode. It begins with "Daniel" calling from "Health Pros" while Franklin is on a departing flight and gets threatened by flight attendants for talking on his phone. Next, "David" from "Preferred Pharmacy" doesn't have a scam for anyone named Jeff. Then, "Owen" from "Diabetic Health" won't cough up his company's secret phone number or even say what time it is right now and leaves Colonel Quigley stranded on the call, twice. The next day, "Daniel" calls from "Diabetic Health", makes a brief cameo, and then suddenly vaporizes. Our original "Daniel" from "Health Pros" calls back but Franklin can't find his medical info so the scam call gets rescheduled! Imagine that! "Daniel" faithfully calls again, but as always, there's some interruption that happens just as he's giving out his person medical information. Daniel is determined to make this scam happen and sits through some amazing crap from neighborhood kids, some guy on a horse named El Flatulente, and even the Walmart Kid Yodeler. Colonel Quigley isn't too happy either and things rapidly get out of hand!
Views: 76 ScamJam
ScamJam Episode 207 - This episode gets off to a rocky start, so to speak, and doesn't get much better with calls from "Bappi" with "Diabetic Health" followed by her co-scammer "Mia" who gets my wrath. Too many incoming scam calls in a row in one day. The next scam call at least has some substance, but by then I had to have Franklin deal with "Frank" from "Sky Trips Vacations" who's got all kind of unbelievable resort vacations for free. There's a reason they sound unbelievable as you'll hear...
Views: 54 ScamJam
ScamJam Episode 194 - "Joseph" from Sky Trips Vacations (www.skytripsvacations.com)(800-798-8760) has an amazing deal for Jeremiah that gradually becomes less amazing as the call goes along. Things almost implode when he's called to the mat on how it went from "Complimentary" (aka FREE) to costing over $1000 but Jeremiah pulled him back and ended up talking to "Victor" who was ready to show how FREE would only cost $699. Such a deal!
Views: 134 ScamJam
Scam The Scammer Episode 094 - Telescamchick "Linda Edwards" from "Interest Rate Programs" calls Jeremiah while he's on a cruise with Isabella. "Linda" should sound familiar as she made her Scam The Scammer debut a few months ago on Episode 073 "The Greatest Generation" and now she's back, still working to pry away credit card info. Do you think she's heard of the Costa Concordia?
Views: 138 ScamJam
Scam The Scammer Episode 179 - "Mike" from "USA Online Pharmacy" has a complete catalog of pills for every ailment. It's not long before he wants to turbocharge Franklin and Bernice's sex life despite them being in their 70s. I wanted this to be a Jeremiah Wayland video but "Mike" insisted on speaking with Franklin...
Views: 58 ScamJam
ScamJam Episode 206 - Energy consultant "Alex Thompson" calls with the common scam of grabbing electricity account info in order to switch customers to "Discount Power Inc" (877-259-7693). Incredibly, this is a real company but their Better Business Bureau reviews are overwhelmingly negative and even the actual power company warns about these calls. "Michael Johnson" is up next to close the deal except he becomes a bit foul-mouthed when the term "scam" is used. Parental discretion is advised.
Views: 56 ScamJam
ScamJam Episode 178 - "Daniel" started off calling from the complaint department at UPS (United Parcel Service) wanting to discuss Medicare information about a missing back brace shipment. HUH!?! Then he suddenly became an employee of the USPS (United States Postal Service), and despite getting called on this by Franklin, snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays this scammer from the swift completion of his appointed BS. This one is getting added to my faves list. Franklin P. Quigley fans will enjoy how the Colonel handles this mess. After a seemingly endless series of calls where the scammers were given bogus info (of course) they're trying this new tactic to pry out Franklin's correct Medicare number. Good luck...
Views: 148 ScamJam
Scam The Scammer Episode 121 - Don't you just hate those call waiting tones that disrupt your most important calls? Listen as "Nick" from "Consumer Advocate Services", who actually sounds like he's in the U.S., easily convinces Jeremiah to hand over his credit card info. I'll bet you can guess what happened, and it only got worse...
Views: 101 ScamJam
ScamJam Episode 147B - This call came in 6 weeks later and it seems that these scammers aren't happy with Franklin Quigley. As it turns out, neither is Lakshit, who adds that Franklin is a deadbeat squatter tenant who doesn't pay rent. However, the scammers find themselves in the middle of a landlord/tenant dispute when they get Colonel Quigley on the phone and learn that a "party line" has nothing to do with beer or booze. We also learn that everybody records their calls!
Views: 38 ScamJam
ScamJam Episode 203 - If you like the ScamJam characters then you'll surely like this episode as it features them all! "Philip" from "Genetic Advocate" announces that I'm already going to receive their fraud crap yet he still needs my (bogus) Medicare claim number. I'm really hoping to make this a character-based video since I'm bored with being me. The chance appeared next when "Steve" called from "Healthy America" asking for Franklin (Yeah!) the walking catalog of pain who has a pain "in my very lower back"! Perfect candidate for a back brace scam! But the show really gets into high gear when "Jones" (or as Jeremiah calls him "Jim Jones") calls asking for "Jeff". Too bad for him as he's got to get through the Franklin/Jeremiah/Uncle Carmine character SCAM-O-RAMA and "Jones" has to restart his pitch from the beginning for each one. Scamming sucks, doesn't it? LOL! Finally, "Kevin" from "Diabetic Health" gets to deal with Lakshit, who we learn had a prior career as beaching pilot at the Alang ship-breaking yard in India. Amazing information!
Views: 81 ScamJam
Scam The Scammer Episode 080 - Colonel Franklin P. Quigley (USN, retired) faces one challenge after another beginning with some call-screening secretary who finally puts him through to her boss "Mike Johnson", a senior account supervisor with "Account Services". This just isn't Colonel Quigley's day as he tries to read his credit card number but gets interrupted by everything from pesky ring and run neighborhood brats to a prostitute to his own uncooperative wife. All this stress takes its toll on the Colonel, and well, "Mike Johnson" wasn't very understanding.
Views: 85 ScamJam
ScamJam Episode 100 - I wanted #100 to be extra special and hopefully this pull-out-all-the-stops episode has paid off! To celebrate the hundredth Scam The Scammer, we went deep into the African jungle where "Ann" from Chesapeake Bay Pharmacy was able to find me thanks to an amazing Verizon "Deep Jungle" mobile roaming plan. While discussing non-existant ailments with "Ann", we ventured through the thick growth aided by "Mutombo", our witch-doctor guide and translator. His interpreter skills came in handy when we encountered a flatulent cannibal who warned us about the "Long In Tooth Jungle Walrus" that guarded the sacred burial grounds we were walking through. Poor "Ann" put up with a lot, then the unthinkable happened, and she was clearly shaken at the very end... The making of STS Episode 100: Jungle drums: Memory Tapes "Yes I Know" sampled (cool song!) Witch doctor & guide Mutombo: Leif Erickson's character Whaba played backward from Abbott & Costello "Pardon My Sarong" (1942) Angry flatulent cannibal: Walrus sounds (incredible, eh?) Long-In-Tooth Jungle Walrus: Walrus groans and roars (incredible, eh?) Walking/running in jungle: Me stomping in leaves around the house, recorded on an iPhone
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Scam The Scammer Episode 167 - This extra value episode features Lakshit, Franklin, and Jeremiah which turns out to be too much for telescamchicks "Jenny" and "Erica Smith" from "Medicare Benefits Program" who apparently aren't used to getting tag-teamed on their calls. Time to brush up on these multi-character appearances!
Views: 132 ScamJam
Scam The Scammer Episode 115 - Telescamchick "Christine Collins" from "R.L. Info Solutions" tries to sell Colonel Quigley on diabetes medications and then has a hard time hanging up after she slips out a suggestive compliment. Life begins at 80!
Views: 28 ScamJam
Scam The Scammer Episode 172 - "Jacob" from "U.S. Pharmacy" follows up to get my Medicare information but won't answer my simple questions, like what is his address. Then "Nick" calls and tries his luck followed by "James Smith", floor supervisor, who I make listen to a recording of a previous scam call from "Benny" aka "Giggles The Scammer". James is surprised to learn that I record calls and to hear a fellow scammer admit to being a scammer. Who's having a bad day in India?
Views: 171 ScamJam
Scam The Scammer Episode 101 - You'd think that the shock and awe of Episode 100 "Jungle Safari Adventure Thriller" would have delisted me from the "Chesapeake Bay Pharmacy" call list. But no... Instead, they sent another telescamgirl "Ann" to grill me for medical information. Normally you'd hear the din of fellow scammers in adjacent cubicles at the Philippine call center, but instead, a very different sound gives away Ann's true location. I gotta check the map for "Maryland, Florida"...
Views: 40 ScamJam
Scam The Scammer Episode 114 - Telescamchick "Angela" pitches a classic bait-n-switch electric rate scam, but it quickly becomes apparent that this is her first day at the scam enter. This was a LONG, BORING call as she bumbled her way through the qualification process, asking co-workers for help and even putting me to sleep, so I did the unimaginable and hung up on her. Fortunately, all that lame stuff was edited out, and as a bonus, the scam-boss calls me back to close the deal and attempts to get valuable electric bill account information from Franklin P. Quigley.
Views: 37 ScamJam
Scam The Scammer Episode 155 - Taking a break from the incessant back brace and interest rate scam calls, this double-shot features "Molly" and "Stan". Both are pre-recorded responses run by some scammer with a think, uncompelling accent. Fortunately, I have my own pre-recorded responses. Let the battle begin! While their causes sound legit, their operations are not. Please donate only directly to your favorite causes.
Views: 48 ScamJam
Scam The Scammer Episode 057 - Telescammer "Jessie" becomes quickly frustrated by the noise on the line that somehow keeps interrupting my reading of that invaluable credit card number. Bummer, eh?
Views: 48 ScamJam
Scam The Scammer Episode 181 - Jeremiah is determined to handle this call even though "Gary" from "U.S. Pharmacy" called for someone else. When was the last time you heard a scammer apologize for not wanting to scam you? It's rare, actually it's unheard of, but that's what Jeremiah got in this disappointingly civilized call.
Views: 47 ScamJam
ScamJam Episode 200 - OUR 200th VIDEO & 4th OF JULY SPECIAL! Colonel Franklin P. Quigley, USN (retired) becomes fed up with "Michael" from "Healthy America" and encourages him to join the military for a real job and quit wasting his time as a scammer. Prior to that, "Jack Daniel" calls to offer Franklin an assortment of bogus braces and is completely incapable of telling what time it is in San Diego, where he claims his office to be. You also get to hear a sample of ridiculous scam calls I get on a daily basis, including one from a Mike Tyson sound-alike. A surreal collection for our 200th episode...
Views: 64 ScamJam
Scam The Scammer Episode 128 - This scam call was edited down from a whopping 30+ minutes of battle between me and multiple scammers to see who would give up first! Round 1: Me vs "Ethan" from "U.S. Pharmacy" Round 2: Franklin Quigley takes on "Steve Murphy" ...and then they threatened to call back to finish the scam!
Views: 50 ScamJam
Scam The Scammer Episode 082 - This -IS- National TelePest Day!... Here's the THIRD one in three hours! "Christian" with "RCI Promotions" is so excited to offer Jeremiah and his wife Isabella incredible vacation packages in every location struck by a recent disaster: Las Vegas, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Seriously, whether there's been a mass shooting, an earthquake, or a major hurricane, "Christian" has a deal wherever there's been a loss of life. This is truly one of the most absurd Scam The Scammer episodes, and it even had to be edited down from over 18 minutes to fit on YouTube. I nominate this one for the WTF Award...
Views: 47 ScamJam
Scam The Scammer Episode 159 - In this episode, we strap on our latex gloves and delve deep within the inner workings of computer help scams to reveal just how they work. "Morgan" from "VT Support" is the gatekeeper who determines that I'm easy prey for their scam. He then passes me off to the next level scammer who ultimately wants to gain access to my computer for their nefarious purposes. Too bad for them that there's more wrong with my computer than they could imagine!
Views: 40 ScamJam
Scam The Scammer Episode 104 - Don't you just love it when someone calls to tell you that they want to give you millions of dollars? That's exactly what "John Williams" did, and the pre-recorded gang here was thrilled! I'm sure all it would take is a Social Security number and other personal information that should never be given out. I sure could have used that cash!
Views: 22 ScamJam
Scam The Scammer Episode 134 - So what do you do if you're a scammer with a thick foreign accent and you want your victims to fall for your pitch? You use pre-recorded responses, and in this episode, "Alice" from A.C. Services got to talk to MY pre-recorded responses! This conversation is about as awkward as a blind date.
Views: 46 ScamJam
Scam The Scammer Episode 040 - Who needs an alarm system when you have a wife like Isabella? Jeremiah wants to know why "Nick" from "Alliance Home Security" has a party going on in his call center and shares some very personal information about his marriage. This is what happens when the national "Do Not Call List" is used as a lead list for telescammers, telepests, and other pitchpeeps for services no one wants.
Views: 27 ScamJam
Scam The Scammer Episode 184 - This is another compilation of scam calls that arrived today beginning with "Brian" from "U.S. Pharmacy". Then we field two bizarre calls that make you go "HUH??" followed by "Daryll" from "Health Pros", who actually sounds slightly normal, and actually gives up his number... 855-294-8634 See why I never need to call out?
Views: 232 ScamJam
Scam The Scammer Episode 136 - Word must be getting out in Scamworld that the back brace thing is getting old, and it is, but since there's still medical fraud to be had, "Allison" from "Pain Relief Assistance Center" tries pitching pain and skin cream instead. Same scam, different crap. Want their phone number? 3:15
Views: 68 ScamJam
Scam The Scammer Episode 078 - Telescammer "Michael Emmanuel" from the "Veteran's Police Association" is just one more in what's turning out to be a virtual parade of fundrasing scams. My suspicions build as it takes "Michael" unusually long to answer specific questions and he seems to be stuck on his script. Hmmm. As a postlude, I called the number he offered and it was a full voicemailbox... during business hours. Like I said, hmmm...
Views: 50 ScamJam
Scam The Scammer Episode 116 - Is it true that "third time's a charm"? This episode has a whopping three parts beginning with telepest "Eric" from "Medicare Patient", or something like that, who tries to pitch ol' Jeremiah Wayland on a bunch of medical braces for free thanks to this medical claim scam. "Eric" promises to call back later, and those calls get handled appropriately. Our Scam The Scammer 3-In-One Value Video!
Views: 143 ScamJam
Scam The Scammer Episode 175 - This episode is designed to test the determination of telepest "Lily" from "U.S. Pharmacy". As a bonus, Franklin makes it through to floor supervisor "Parker" who is also subjected to a challenging scam adventure. Like characters? You get an assortment in this one!
Views: 170 ScamJam
Scam The Scammer Episode 173 - Even wonder what a typical scam-call day is like for me? This episode is a compilation of the SEVEN telepest calls that came in today. It's remarkable. They're the ants at my picnic, starring these scammers (in order of appearance): (0:00) "Lucas" calling from "something-Pharmacy Management" in New York (4:41) "Steven" from the "Medicare Department" in Oklahoma (727-552-5477) (10:36) Where's the scammer? Someone can't think of what to say. (12:36) "Joe" from "Better Off Healthy" (17:09) "Ann" from "Pain Management Center" (18:38) "Blaine" and his senior agent "Roger" from "Healthcare Specialists" (23:43) "Jane" from "Medicare Patients" gets so rattled when Jeremiah asks for the address where her company is located that she puts her supervisor, "Alicia Ann" on the line.
Views: 136 ScamJam
ScamJam Episode 073 - Colonel Franklin P. Quigley USN (retired) keeps telescam chick "Linda" from "Credit Card Services" engaged for over 13 minutes with his take on world affairs, and in particular, North Korea. Unfortunately, he had trouble reading his credit card info and his nurse "Secretia" was not in a mood to help.
Views: 183 ScamJam
Scam The Scammer Episode 085 - Here's a different one... "Kelvin Murphy" of the "Verification Dept" of the "Federal Government Grant Department" calls to advise me that my wealthy Uncle Sam has $9000 for me, tax free, that I can pick up at Walmart, if I want. All I need to do is call 315-333-2193 and claim the cash. Come on... Seriously, this has to be one of the LAMEST scams around, but it's apparently working since it's been going on for some time. Incredible.
Views: 61 ScamJam
Scam The Scammer Episode 081 - This must be National TelePest Day. I'm in the middle of converting to video the last Scam The Scammer (Episode 080 "One Thing After Another") when TWO more calls come in! The first was a hangup (probably a pissed off "Mike Johnson") and the second was from "Jenny Smith" from "Federal Grants Department" as you can hear here. Without any prep time, this STS was flown by the seat of the pants as the Colonel would say. This episode lasts just 61 seconds if you need a quickie...
Views: 19 ScamJam
ScamJam Episode 204 - "Christine" from the "Breast Cancer Health Council" sounds like a real person but she's actually a BOT. The problem with these solicitations is that the charities typically receive only 10% of the donations. SO DONATE DIRECTLY! I prove this when "Aaron" calls from the "Volunteer Fire Fighters Association" (800-340-7316). You'll hear in his own recorded voice that it's the soliciters who make most of the money. BotBabe "Tammy" calls with a gun control survey then I get handed off to BotBoy "Eric" with the "Young Conservatives Of America" (866-609-1894). Regardless of your position on this issue, these soliciters are NOT legit an should NOT be patronized. The scammer running the button panel to make "Eric" talk get's flustered when I ask which sock he puts on in the morning and passes me on to "James Meade", a *real person! What a table-turn is this? LOL! Asking "James" how many toes he has and what he's wearing seems to make him uncomfortable. Bummer...
Views: 51 ScamJam
ScamJam Episode 097 - It's bad enough having root canal work, but to then get a scam call? There's no such thing as too much novocaine as some punk scammer tries to extract my credit card number! A very different visit to the dentist. As you can hear, I almost lost it at 4:56, lol...
Views: 59 ScamJam
Scam The Scammer Episode 005 - I really dragged this one out, determined to waste as much telescammer time as possible. The up side is you get to hear her whole pitch, and she gets good and mad by the time she hangs up (I'd never hang up on her, of course). Despite this, we'll be hearing from this lovely Southern Belle again soon!
Views: 26 ScamJam
Scam The Scammer Episode 182 - These scammers have Franklin squarely in their cross-hairs, apparently, and are determined to get his correct Medicare info. First up is Brian Mayer, Medicare Senior Officer who seems oblivious to everything going on. Then his BIGGER boss, who was coaching him in the background, gets on the phone only to fail also. Bottom line: Don't mess with WWI vets. They've been through much worse.
Views: 73 ScamJam
Scam The Scammer Episode 038 - "Card Services Agent Charlie" sounds like he just wants to make one last call before racing to the men's room. Despite this, he maintains his professional composure after learning about Jeremiah's Ukrainian bank info.
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Scam The Scammer Episode 187 - A full-length feature beginning with "Anna" from "Durable Medical Specialists" who hands Franklin off to her Quality Assurance Agent "Joshua" from "St. Joseph Medical" in Orange County, CA who gave their number (215-634-9022) which is neither toll-free nor in California. Next to try to rough up Franklin is "Timothy", the scam manager, who sounds like he scams for a school project. Other failed scammers we hear from include "Ann" from "Pain Management Center" in Raleigh, NC and "Tyler" from "U.S. Pharmacy" who never seems to get through to the right person. Gotta love those long distance runarounds!
Views: 210 ScamJam
Scam The Scammer Episode 049 - As if these scammers aren't crafty enough, now the trick is to get their victims to say the word "YES". Why? They use that recording to access voice-recognition systems to access your account. "Absolutely" is a finer term to use and it will really piss them off! This episode marks the official re-naming of Colonel Wayland to Colonel Quigley (Franklin P. Quigley) to avoid confusion with Jeremiah Wayland. Hopefully the scammers won't notice!
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