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Discussion in 'The Tiki Bar' started by Bt Doctur, Sep 6, 2017.
Have some fun with them
after numerous attempts the cell number get disconected
I love it when those guys call me. I mess with them big time. When I answer the phone, the "Microsoft" guy says he is calling to fix my computer. I say, "Wow! You guys are quick. I just called this in 5 minutes ago.". They start asking me questions, and want to start collecting data, so I say, "Look... I called in with problems on 3 different computers. Which one are you calling about? I have 55 of them here. Can you give me the system name?". After a bit of silence, they decide I'm not worth it and hang up. Hasn't failed yet.
I try to keep them on the phone as long as I can. It's fun, and I figure every minute they spend with me is one they don't spend on my great aunt or elderly neighbor.
They're getting better and better and detecting stalling techniques. I say it's really, really slow, then "what icon?" etc. In the last call, I pretended that I thought he asked me to reboot and he hung up on me. I was sad. lol
I consider it a challenge to make them curse.
One in particular ended with the guy telling me to go have relations with my sister. I was proud of that one.
One guy told me to click on something and asked me to tell him what it said.
I replied "It says GO F#%* YOURSELF"
I got him to curse back at me after that.
I am a Systems Security Engineer and get these calls once in awhile. A month or so ago I was on a conference call with co-workers when they called my cell. I put it on speaker and told my co-workers to listen in. I pretended to play along for awhile and kept asking dumb questions. I told him I was running a Linux OS and couldn't find the thing he wanted me to click on. I finally told them 'sorry but you aren't getting any commission checks off me'. They hung up right away.
I do like the one mentioned above about having 55 computers...lol. Might try that one next time.
Here in CANADA we get scam calls from overseas pitching furnace duct cleaning. All the time. Despite no-call laws. I always waste their time as long as I can. We have a dog toy that is a duck and quacks. If it's nearby I randomly quack it in the background pretending I am not sure what they are selling. Then tell them I am interested but only some of my ducks are dirty then play that for a bit till they hang up.
On another note that Microsoft scam caught my parents who should know better. They were way in deep and mom clued in and hung up and shut down the computer. The techs at Best Buy found they had installed key logger software so even if they changed passwords they were being logged. Close call for them. No losses. They got lucky.
Oh, and often, if I'm not in the mood to banter with them, I'll step out into my shop and let an air chisel answer their questions.