Whether the scammer can or cannot block your calls there are some things you can do to harass them non-stop, even while you sleep!!

  1.  Set up a FireRTC account.  Use a functional throw-away email account to create it.  You can watch these basic instructions on YouTube for setting up a FireRTC account.
  2. Once you have setup your FireRTC account have fun manually calling scammers.  When they block your call simply go into the settings and change your Caller ID phone number.  Next, you will get greedy and realize you can double your efforts by having 2 browser tabs going at the same time.  Then it is follows you will get even more greedy and open 3 tabs.  You will keep getting greedy pasting in and calling the scammer on many tabs until you realize that your browser/computer/WiFi connection can only handle so much.  Then you will close a tab or 2 to stay safely under the wire.
  3. It is important to note here that FireRTC supports the Scam Baiting community.  They are interested in hearing your ideas.  Also, if you get shut off by FireRTC for overuse of their program (hasn’t happened to us yet, but we have seen a throttle-back), then you can ask them to unlock your account so that you can resume your work.
  4. Remember, the fake number can’t be blocked for long since you can easily change it in the “Settings” in FireRTC.  NOTE:  For us, using Chrome seems to be best.  When you change your phone number you need to reload all your browsers.  Since Chrome doesn’t have a hotkey for reloading all tabs in a browser you can install a plugin that will do it with a single hotkey-command or point/click action (whichever you prefer).  But, if you don’t refresh all your tabs the old FireRTC number will persist.
  5. As time goes by, your greed will increase (don’t be offended, it happened to us).  You will eventually want to automate the process for you.  You can use a program like MouseRecorder to record your keyboard and mouse movements.  Then you can loop those movements over and over again.  This means you can continue to Call Flood a scammer using FireRTC on multiple Chrome Tabs with MouseRecorder.  It is a POWERFUL combination.
  6. Once you understand the syntax of MouseRecorder you can go in and edit the values and slowly tweak the values until you are hitting a single scammer a good 20-30 times per minute easily.  Be patient, it takes time to get up to that speed and a good knowledge of MouseRecorder.  I would be happy to assist you if you need help.
  7. Repeat the same steps above on a second machine and with a second (different) FireRTC account.  You are now hitting the scammer with at least 40 times per minute, but likely close to 60 times per minute.  If you have dedicated computers and high-speed internet you can hit them with 80 calls per minute easily.

PROS – It’s free, it’s fun, you get scammers REALLY mad.

CONS – It takes some time to set up, but worth it.  You get some instant gratification as you build up to a professional level of hitting them.  Also, eventually SOME scammers will block the Caller ID “NAME” instead of just the Caller ID “PHONE NUMBER”.  Once the scammer blocks the ID name, then it doesn’t matter what phone number you change your Caller ID phone number to.  Not all scammers can block a name, but you will encounter some.

BETTER method for Call Flooding Scammers:

If you have a RingCentral account you can use it to call flood scammers.   If you don’t have one, stop here.  Instead use the steps outlined above.  It is very expensive to have a RingCentral (RC) account.  However, if you do have an RC account you can easily use the RC desktop app to call flood scammers.

  1. Install the RC desktop app.
  2. Install MouseRecorder.
  3. Program MouseRecorder to call the scammer.
  4. USE THE PARK feature in RingCentral.  This “parks the call”, essentially freeing up your line while you hold their line open with whatever annoying song or message you want played during that time.
  5. Lather, rinse, repeat.  When the scammer blocks your caller ID you can change it from within your RC account.  You can also change your Caller ID NAME, just in case the scammer blocks your name, instead of your number.   It is fun to have a name like “FBI” or “Donald Trump” or whatever.  Oftentimes scammers will acknowledge the funny name.

PROS:  It is the best way to change your caller ID name and number, since you can only change your caller ID number with FireRTC.  If you already have RC then it is also free!

CONS:   If you don’t have RingCentral then it probably isn’t worth it for you to set up an account just to nail scammers.  Also, you can’t open multiple browser tabs and make calls to scammers to flood them.  You can only call from one application on each machine.  This will slow down the call flooding fun, but not by much.

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