Hello Babushka, How are you today? Just to inform you that I finally got my computer geared up so I can participate in ‘Scambaiting’. Almost daily, my mother and I receive 1 ~ 6 calls from scammers and robocallers.
With help from @NeeP and Markiemm, they suggested using ‘TextNow’. However, the application is designed to run on Windows 10 or better. I am running Windows 7 with ‘Windows XP OS’ loaded into ‘Windows Virtual PC’.
Using Google browser, I found a version called ‘Text Now Chrome’ that was compatible with my system and registered.
Then I registered with ‘Scammer.info’; that’s a very handy program which all of us ‘GOOD’ scambaiters can use and support.
And with the kind invitation from Sweet @babushka5727, and suggestion from @PimpinPete, I moved forward and registered with ‘Discord’ App. Being a beginner, I’m going to need time to learn how to navigate around this app. I give lots of thanks to you!
So last night was my first test to put these tools to use. When the first scammer picked up my call, he couldn’t hear me and soon hung up. That’s when I realized I forgot to turn ‘ON’ my microphone [silly me].
After that (with my Mic ‘ON’) I called two other scammers and they picked up. When I started to talk, they quickly hung up on me.
Well, now I’m all excited! Ha ha ha ha !
Today, I made two calls only, but these scammers quickly rejected me and hung up. The exercise was exceptional giving me a chance to get acquainted with these awesome tools. It’s a learning experience.
I hope you have a good day and better tomorrow, wish you well!