I would say that these days, roughly 1 out of every 1 phone call I get is from a scammer.

That’s not to say I don’t have friends or family who communicate with me. It’s just that that’s usually over some form of text, or in person. If it’s an actual *phone call,* it’s almost definitely a scam.

And boy oh boy are they tiring to deal with.

Lucky for us the internet is replete with suggestions on ways to turn those annoying calls into fun little diversions. Let’s let Twitter teach us how to scam the scammers.

10. Dead serious

The best supervisor tag-in ever.

9. Windows 95

How about you just come do it for the entire state while you’re at it?

8. The Accident

The Batman was right – The Penguin is a true menace to our city and must be dealt with at once.

7. Stay togeher, pray together

You’d be surprised what people will hang on through in the pursuit of cash.

6. Memories of old

Getting into character is one of the most fun ways to mess with ’em.

5. Keep ’em talking

Think of it as a public service to put your unlimited plan to use.

4. What’s it to ya, mac?

The ol’ bait and switch.

3. The new record

Now I know my ABCs, next time won’t you please not be.

2. More alphabet fun

I don’t know what’s so confusing about that.

1. Highly suspicious

It was a dark and stormy night…

That oughta keep ’em busy for a while.

How do you handle scam calls?

Tell us in the comments.