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Windows 7: Ah yes I finally got the call ! I had to choke back the laughter......

26 Oct 2013   #1

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 
Ah yes I finally got the call ! I had to choke back the laughter......

In my best Indian (dot not feather) accent. My home office number rings:
Hello……..hello I’m calling from Microsoft OS support and we have reports that your computer is sending many error reports and virus detection's. We see they've reached maximum levels and could cause a crash down. If left unsolved they will multiply each day.
I’m fighting back laughter but just going along with this scam. I asked for a number to call back if we get disconnected (800) 870-1306. This call goes on until she asks me to go into my windows and type a command prompt which terminates our call. I do call back the 800 number and then as for Satish (he was one of my High School math teachers) and the guy said we don’t have anyone here by that name and then asked where I was calling from. I said California and he said no and was I calling from any organizations or government agencies and then hung up !
I would like anyone willing to teach these computer scammers a lesson to please if inside the USA call this 800 number (800) 870-1306 and tie them up with as many questions as you can throw at them and if you too get this call at home please ignore/hang up or play along and waste as much of their time as humanly possible ! Happy and safe computing……..
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26 Oct 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I just may do that Monday or the wee hours of Sunday night after we tear down.......
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27 Oct 2013   #3

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

LOL!! I just tell them I don't need a bicycle
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27 Oct 2013   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Just tell them, "Satan told me..."

A Guy
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27 Oct 2013   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

You should call them (use an Indian accent) and say that their computer has an error/virus.
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27 Oct 2013   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

To all out there be very aware of the pending "crash down" !
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Oct 2013   #7

 
 

Congrats Alan

I still fondly remember my first one
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28 Oct 2013   #8

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Call them on line one.
Call them on line two,
Merge the calls and listen to them talk to themselves :-)
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28 Oct 2013   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

That two line approach is a great idea !
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Oct 2013   #10

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Sounds great; even up here in Canada we get the same calls from the same organization, so I might get involved...
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