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Windows 7: Call from Windows Technical Support (again)

02 Mar 2016   #1
GEWB

Several flavors of Linux (Mint primary) / 32bit XP, Win7 HomeP / 64bit Win7 Pro, Ultimate / 64Win8.1
 
 
Call from Windows Technical Support (again)

Call from Windows Technical Support (again).

These boys never give up. Got two calls from them so far today, fourth call this week.

As I had time to kill I decided to engage the caller - again. I try to waste their time until they hang up (it's a game for me). Earlier this week one guy finally said "Go **** yourself" and hung up.

This last call I asked him why he is spying on me but that wasn't enough. I finally asked him "Does your mother know what you are doing?"

That did it - now he really got flowery with "Don't ever talk about my mother! Go *** yourself you ***** **** stupid American" then he hung up.

Maybe next time I'll ask him what he's wearing...

Regards,
GEWB
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02 Mar 2016   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

These guys never call me. If they did, I would crank up a Linux OS and have some fun.
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02 Mar 2016   #3
shadow2201

Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I had one call from them about a month ago. I kept misunderstanding what they said. They were getting very upset with me. It's quite fun to mess with these people! I wish they'd call me more often.
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02 Mar 2016   #4
GEWB

Several flavors of Linux (Mint primary) / 32bit XP, Win7 HomeP / 64bit Win7 Pro, Ultimate / 64Win8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
If they did, I would crank up a Linux OS and have some fun.
Yup I've done that - wasted 20 minutes of his time. Even got bumped up to a "senior technician".

Started out with the keyboard. Mind you, I started PC computing on the old IBM clicky keyboard (one of the best ever made!) and that does not have a "Windows" key. And so we continued...
He: "Click the Windows key."
Me: "What's that"
He: "Look at your keyboard - it's on the left next to the Control key"
Me: "You mean Alt?"
He: "No, the Windows key. It looks like a flag."
Me: "What flag? USA?"
He: "No, like the Windows flag. Click the Windows flag key."
Me: "No such thing."
He: "Look at the bottom row of keys: Control, Windows, Alt, space bar. See?"
Me "No."
He: "What do you mean? What do you have? Read them to me left to right."
Me: "Control, Alt, space bar, Alt, Control."
He: "Can't be, look again."
This went on for several minutes. After the "senior technician" got on I told him I use an original IBM keyboard - he had no idea, so then we started to use the start menu run search box (but I was booted into Linux).
He: "Click the Start button."
Me: "I don't have a button called Start."
He: "Hold your mouse over the button at the lower left of your screen - see the Start label?"
Me: "I get Menu."
This went on for a long time. He finally asked what Windows I was using. "Windows? I don't use Windows, I'm using Linux Mint."

"Why are you wasting my time, a** ****." Click.

That one was fun.

Regards,
GEWB
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03 Mar 2016   #5
z3r010

 

Great work, the longer you can keep them at it, the less time they have ripping off others
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03 Mar 2016   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yea I never get to have any fun
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04 Mar 2016   #7
BorisTheAnimal

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

So what is it that "they" are trying to achieve?

Hack your system?
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04 Mar 2016   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

What ever a person allows them to do
Access system/ get payment/......
Possibilities are endless.
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04 Mar 2016   #9
BorisTheAnimal

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
What ever a person allows them to do
Access system/ get payment/......
Possibilities are endless.
I don't know about that.
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04 Mar 2016   #10
GEWB

Several flavors of Linux (Mint primary) / 32bit XP, Win7 HomeP / 64bit Win7 Pro, Ultimate / 64Win8.1
 
 

This Youtube video follows the scam a long way:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjKjyMKj3n4

And this one is the best at wasting time!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UE_Q1pprEg

Regards,
GEWB
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