I finally got one of the calls from one of the windows scammers telling
me my computer is sending error messages. He caught me at a good time
when I was taking a break and had time to play.
Of course,I thanked him for calling and told him how scared I was that
my computer was broken and he offered help. Fist, I had him wait while
my computer booted up. (I was reading some news on it at the time)
I was amazed at the detail he gave me. Told me to use my finger to
press the Windows key. I asked him what finger. Oops, I used my thumb
and have to start over.We finally got to the point of typing a URL.
He said type www. Oh, I typed wwww. He said no, three w's..OK threew.
That went on for a few variations then we got to the type dot. OK I
After about 20 minutes he called me a mother f... and hung up.
What helped was knowing up front what the call was about and thanking
him for calling to help me. I bet he thought he had me hooked right
away. I also had the time to play rather than just hang up.
What he did not know is that I like to string them along.
A few years back we were transitioning from regular health insurance to
Medicare. Our deductible for the year was already paid in, but when I
changed to Medicare, the started my wife from $0 and did not cover some
bills. It took month to get straightened out. Meantime I was not
paying $1000 I did not owe. Then a collection agency started calling my
Caller: Can I speak to Mrs. Ed?
Me: This is Mrs. Ed
Caller: You don't sound like her
Me: How do you know what I sound like if you never talked to me?
I got a call from them once a week. After a few weels...
Caller: How do you want to pay the $643?
Me: I can't pay, I just bought a new Weber grill
Caller (choking) Don't you think you should pay your medical bills?
Me: Not now, we're going to have Porterhouse steaks tomorrow.
Insurance finally paid so no more entetainment.
My husband once kept some young guy at the door for a very long time. He
was trying to sell magazines but it was likely not legit. We had a lot of
that going around for a while. Pay for the magazine but never get it. Not
sure if those selling them really knew if it was a scam or not. They were
always doing it to go on a trip somewhere. He made the guy describe every
single magazine to him and then finally said he didn't want any of them.
My favorite one was with MCI. That long distance company. Are they even
around any more? No "Do Not Call" list in those days. They would always
call me while I was fixing dinner. I did ask them repeatedly not to call me
any more. But they kept doing it.
So then I got another call and I went ballistic. Can't remember the exact
wording I used but something like... *screaming* OMG! Do you even know
what I did to the last guy who called me? Do you? You have some nerve! I
did this with ever increasing volume and then told him that the MCI people
were making me crazy. I then began something akin to Primal screaming.
That was the last call I ever got from those people. :)
I was also rude to some Indian sounding guy who called earlier. There was
this very long pause and he was hemming and hawing around not getting right
to the point and I really hate that. Rattled off the name of some company
that I did not know. So I told him I was sure I was not interested in
whatever it was that he called for. Then he told me that he wanted to ask
me some questions about grocery stores. I then told him that I get paid to
do surveys. True. And I hung up.
The first time I got the call I think I managed to keep the guy on the line
for about an hour. But when he had the nerve to call me back again and
twice, I just screamed in his ear and slammed the phone down. Same damned
guy even after I reported him to the FTC or whoever it was that my bro said
to report him to. I told him I had reported him as well.
I actually know someone who did something like that simple because he
was so dumb.
He could not get his email setup and over the phone I could find no
errors in what he was entering.
When I go there , instead of using the "@" sign, he entered the word "at"
I just got one too. When the guy called I was on the other line. I
told him that I was and to call me back in 20 min. I switched over
and the guy called right back. I told him to wait and call back in 20
min. He did.
He spoke in a heavy Indian accent. I ask him if he worked for
Microsoft and he said he did. I ask to speak with someone that could
speak English. That didn't slow him down. He said, sir please take
your finger and press the Win key and press R.
I told him to take his finger off the Win key and shove it up his
He said F***you and hung up.
Interesting question. I have a Mac. I wonder what would happen if I
went through all of the steps he gave me for Windows and, just when we
was at the point of near orgasm, mention it was a Mac. I wonder if I
could go all the way (safely) and then confuse him when the stuff did
not work. I know, I am a teasing tart....
?Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive,
but what they conceal is vital.?
You could at least get to the web site.
I was tempted to go to the site he was giving me, but I honestly couln
not understand what he was telling me to type. It would be fun to set
up an old computer with financial information, such as your Nigerian
On Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:41:06 -0400, Ed Pawlowski wrote:
This has been done. See an earlier post in this group by Ned Turnbull,
*Can any of you tell, from the accent of this English, WHERE it
He recorded the conversation while he downloaded the files. He posted the
conversation here, https://app.box.com/s/0yluyszg1qj2l83ynbm2
It's a rather graphic 30 minute discussion with an Indian self-proclaimed
Microsoft support person(?) who became very inflamed at how it went.
Warning - strong language. Enjoy.
Kudos to Ned.
A friend of mine was looking for Toshiba Technical Support a few days
ago, and ran into this site, only about 2 weeks old (it turns out),
registered to a Mohit Singh.
He calls the toll-free number at that web page & gets "Sean" almost
immediately, who is very helpful (or so it seemed).
Sean proceeds with the classic Indian Scam using TeamViewer, until
my friend pulled the Ethernet cable & hung up the phone when he
typed dir /s and then typed a message that there was a virus in
The friend is running virus scans as we speak!
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