News Microsoft telelmarketer scam from India

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  1. DDragon

    DDragon Well-Known Member

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    I just got one from them tonight. Someone with an Indian accent tells you your pc has a virus and needs repairs. How do they get your name? Anyone know ? I kinda feel bad for the seniors who might get suckered. They are somewhat amusing but I just tell them I'm not the person they're looking for and hang up.
     
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    They get your name from the phone book and they are fun to fuck with. They don't know how to respond if you tell them you have a Mac.
     
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    We've kept them on the phone in the past in excess of 40 minutes. Some of them are really tenacious. Fun times.
     
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    Im so angry they call that I dont wanna fuck with them lol.
     
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    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm.......I got a call from Des Moines Washington on the ID.......And when I answered, Got the pause for a few seconds and then got the Indian accent asking for my GF.....Land line is in her name......And me being the racist that I am......I just automatically hang up when I hear an accent of any kind....Wonder if that was it........
     
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    Florentine?
     
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    I start in with my Apu from the Simpsons accent and try to convince them they're a long lost relative.
     
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    I always fuck with them. Check out Youtube for some funny vids where computer nerds turn the tables on them.
     
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    Microsoft. :jj:

    Viruses. :jj:
     
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    yep, got that call. they fixed me right up. only $17,000. the best money I ever spent.
    well, besides this awesome recent purchase
    [​IMG]
     
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    You got to record the next one that calls you :jj:
     
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    I do what Florentine did to the male telemarketers.

    I ask them what they are wearing, how big they are while breathing heavily into the phone. :p
     
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    My children know when one calls me. The stop what they're doing and watch. I can hear the buggers laughing so I have to leave the room.
     
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    We still have a landline because my wife wants our small kids to be able to call 911 in an emergency, but I hate all the telemarketing calls we get.

    My new thing is to tell them to hold on and I put the phone in front of my computer speakers and play some music until they eventually hang up.

    I've done that for the past year and it seems to work well.
     
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    These fuckers have called me twice this week. I fuck with them each time.
     
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    I got one of these calls. I gave the fuck such a hard time and asked him so many questions he hung up on me .
     
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    Ive heard people say that I need to go and register my number to have telemarketers blocked. Anyone know if this is true? Or is it a scam to actually get your number?