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kleinbl00  ·  532 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Never speak to a debt collector

Diamond Parking used to send me to collections all the time. Probably because I never paid them. They'd call up and say "You owe Diamond Parking $180" and I'd say "you're charging 400% interest on a $40 debt that you bought for $3 and the sun will be a cold dead cinder before I give you a dime. But I'm happy to call you names and tell you terrible things about your mother for as long as you want to stay on the line. Pyrrhic victories are a hobby of mine and I will gladly add your scalp to the collection."

Fuck Diamond Parking and anyone who buys their debts.

bfv  ·  532 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I used to get calls from debt collectors about my mother's medical bills. Not even my debt. My solution was an Asterisk box that would play /dev/random on demand, then call them back and do it again when they hung up and keep going for an hour, then remember the number so it could answer and screech white noise for an hour automatically if they called back.

It took a few months, but they stopped calling me.

kleinbl00  ·  532 days ago  ·  link  ·  

My god you could legitimately sell that.

Or at least post it on instructibles or hackaday.

Why, with a database and an unscrupulous VOIP provider one could cause some real mayhem.

bfv  ·  532 days ago  ·  link  ·  

There coudn't be too many debt collector callcenters. Crowdfunding a DOS attack on a good portion of the industry would probably be doable given a list of numbers.

kleinbl00  ·  532 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Where's anonymous when you need them

francopoli  ·  529 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Occupy people are buying debt to destroy it

So proud to be a part of these folks way back when.