With a vengeance. I've had three calls already today, and it's barely past lunch hour. There was another call I missed; might have been the same scam.
The name varies from call to call, but it's most assuredly the same old thing.
If the FBI, INTERPOL, and the international banking system can't shut these scammers down, what good are they?
If only The Donald hadn't wasted all those cruise missiles on the Syrians... hey, we still have a MOAB or two, don't we? Or maybe we could secretly gain control over the NorK EMP satellites! Deniability, yeah!
Update: Oh, great. Now they know the name associated with this phone number.
Update 2: Even more calls. If they can maintain a list of phone numbers with names associated with them (and prior to today I'd assumed they were just dialing at random), why can't they have a flag for the person who answers this number is angry and doesn't fall for our scam, so don't waste time calling it?
And... if the Feds can strongarm banks into cutting off services to legitimate businesses whose products some political faction doesn't like, why can't they cut off payments to these persistent scammers?
If Ol' Combover wants to score some serious points with ordinary 'murricans, maybe he can set the machinery of government in motion to squish this nuisance (and maybe the grandparents scam, and a few other forms of interstate / international wire fraud that keep people's phones ringing and cause panic (and sometimes financial loss) among the insufficiently-cynical).
Update 3: Apparently they've taken to demanding payment by gift card, with the gift card numbers read over the phone. And stores that sell gift cards are fine with this.