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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Bodd, 8 Apr 2021 at 7:14 PM.

  1. Bodd

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    I had a call this morning from India claiming to be from Microsoft, saying that my Internet had been compromised.

    I was about to go up the M11 so had time to wind him up and waste his time.

    India
    Have you got your computer with you


    Me
    Yes


    Can you turn it on.

    Yes.... its a bit slow so bear with me.

    No problem

    My mate got in the van and I started my engine, and made out that was my PC starting up. Ok I'm ready

    Press the ctrl button


    Yes done that

    What's the button next to it.

    Because I didn't really have my PC I didn't know what the button was ...

    so I said

    Black


    Bastard .... Bod you are a Bastard.. you are a Bastard....... then hung up on me...

    Cheeky wænker .... he was trying to scam me and called me a Bastard for wasting his time..
     
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    Wasting the time of these scum is what we all need to do if we have the time.... I do my best.
     
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    Oh dear, you were caught on camera talking on your phone.

    However if you send me £300 via SWIFT I can delete it off the system for you.
     
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    My wife did the best one a few months ago.
    Got a phone call on the house phone claiming our internet was having problems and they could fix it over the phone.
    So she decided to play along and started to question who he was and what branch of O2 he was calling from. Claimed he was calling from London and his name was Tony, (or some other English name), with a deep Asian accent. She then starts saying something about trying to be careful he wasn't scamming her, which he vehemently denied and said after the call she could call O2 head office to confirm he was who he said he was. Asked him what road his building was in but he would only reply it was the O2 head office building and everyone knew where that was. Conversation went on for about 10 minutes and I'm sitting there in the background trying to stifle my laughter at the way he was getting more and more frustrated, (she had him on speaker phone), but then she hit him with the punchline. I must say I nearly howled out loud with laughter!

    "Well Tony, the reason I am asking so many questions of you before giving you any of my details is that I have to be sure you are who you say you are. Unfortunately Tony I don't believe you because you have actually called a random number and got through to an office at New Scotland Yard Police Headquarters in London. Whilst we have been talking one of my IT colleagues has actually been listening in and taping this call. He has also managed to trace where you are calling from and........." Brrrr. :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
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    I'm getting a few calls stating there's a problem with your NI number. So that's one to look out for.
     
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    Some great vids on YT of folk winding these scum up to varying degrees. There's one guy that's very IT savvy, he keeps them talking whilst hacking their computer and deleting critical files and folders :) And there's an old Scottish guy that makes me lol with his wind up techniques. The scammers have very short fuses!

    Hopefully as the years roll by these idiots will have less opportunities to con people. At present we have people aged around 40+ that didn't grow up with computers as such, so many are still learning to varying degrees. However you would hope younger generations would be, almost by default, more scam aware as they've grown up with all things IT.
     
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