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October 29, 2013, 07:19:32 PM
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I just received an unexpected phone call from butterfly labs.  The number was showing up as originating from Oregon.  The number was 971-208-9936.

The lady I spoke with had a thick Indian-like accent.  I thought she kept saying she was a representative from "Butterfly Sales," but I eventually asked if she meant Butterfly Labs, and she confirmed this.

She told me that they are offering, "for this week only," discounts of something like 25% off any purchase.

I told her I would never do business with them again, that they should never call me again, and that I am considering contacting a lawyer about their business practices.

The lady said she "didn't understand."  I told her I didn't care if she understood.  Then I hung up.

Anybody else getting calls like this?

Hey, Josh.  Up yours, buddy.

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October 29, 2013, 07:31:30 PM
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Obviously it wasn't BFL if the call came from Oregon...  You should've expressed interest and seen the pathetic scammer attempt to collect the money.  I wonder if she was planning to read you a bitcoin address over the phone to make payment.   Cheesy

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October 29, 2013, 07:44:51 PM
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Obviously it wasn't BFL if the call came from Oregon...  You should've expressed interest and seen the pathetic scammer attempt to collect the money.  I wonder if she was planning to read you a bitcoin address over the phone to make payment.   Cheesy

That was confusing to me too.  I assumed they were outsourcing their customer service to the famous Indians of Oregon.

And lmao that would've been hilarious.

Edit:  I'm really wondering where they got my cell number from, though.  Not that it wouldn't be hard to obtain knowing who I am, but this makes me think they somehow got access to my BFL account (which isn't really mine anymore since I sold my preorder and transferred my account long ago).  In any case, they knew my name, number, and they knew I was a past BFL customer.

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October 29, 2013, 07:51:59 PM
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Man, I hope i get that call. Purchasing from BFL was one of my all-time biggest mistakes ever.... Im still kicking myself for paying in bitcoins, I could probably have retired if I still had those 3200 coins...
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October 29, 2013, 08:02:36 PM
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I'm really wondering where they got my cell number from, though... I transferred my account.

I think you may have answered your own question.

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October 29, 2013, 08:15:39 PM
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I'm really wondering where they got my cell number from, though... I transferred my account.

I think you may have answered your own question.

...Transferred to a known and respected community member who has operated (and still operates) a successful bitcoin business for some time.

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October 30, 2013, 04:44:41 PM
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October 31, 2013, 12:23:20 AM
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Well done OP! Screw Josh!

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October 31, 2013, 12:40:02 AM
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October 31, 2013, 12:42:41 AM
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I remember reading that their website had some vulnerability for a while. Maybe the user DB was dumped.
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October 31, 2013, 01:55:55 AM
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Could've just been a coincidence, with the sales rep latching onto an existing point of (what she thought was) trust in order to try and get a sale. Did she ever say without prompting what it was she was selling?
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October 31, 2013, 09:21:52 PM
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Could've just been a coincidence, with the sales rep latching onto an existing point of (what she thought was) trust in order to try and get a sale. Did she ever say without prompting what it was she was selling?

Without prompting, she said she was calling because "for this week only" they are offering around 25% off (I actually think she said 24% off, but the accent was thick) on all products.  She didn't specify an exact model, but then again I never really gave her the chance to.  She called my cell phone while I was at work and didn't have time to screw around.

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November 03, 2013, 03:57:42 PM
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November 04, 2013, 07:27:20 PM
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Could've just been a coincidence, with the sales rep latching onto an existing point of (what she thought was) trust in order to try and get a sale. Did she ever say without prompting what it was she was selling?

Without prompting, she said she was calling because "for this week only" they are offering around 25% off (I actually think she said 24% off, but the accent was thick) on all products.  She didn't specify an exact model, but then again I never really gave her the chance to.  She called my cell phone while I was at work and didn't have time to screw around.
Yep, sounds like it was a telemarketer from some made up company that happened to use a similar name.
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November 06, 2013, 08:51:18 PM
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mine came from an 866#

indian accent, not very thick, male, could hear similar BFL calls in the background

poor guy didn't have time to offer me a discount...I need to run around the block, ranting gets my blood up

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November 06, 2013, 09:26:02 PM
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I got one from a toll-free number today.

Asian sounding lady.  Didn't even listen long enough to hear what the ripoff of the day was.
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November 08, 2013, 02:40:31 AM
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I got one today. Lady was nice and asked if I was happy with my order. I said its work fine, but It came late that is was practically useless. I didnt vent on her, prolly making minimum wage. I wrote down the discount code. I posted that I was willing to sell it, in the Monarch thread.

If someone is willing to pay 4.6k for a Monarch, they might buy my discount code and maybe I can sell them a couple of mules as breeding stock. (If you understand the reference, youre a redneck.)
If you are not a redneck google mule breeding.

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