How long can you keep scammers on the phone?

Record today was 49 minutes, though with a short break because the call dropped.
They wanted me to use: eventvwr www.ultraviewer.net www.takesupport.us www.remotepc.com www.teamviewer.com appwiz.cpl (and then wanted me to uninstall document scanner software!)
Hopefully I save another victim.
I was doing other things including making a meal so very little time wasted for me.
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They only ever call here between 1.00 and 2.00pm. Today, Michael wanted to talk about my Windows machine:-)
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On Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:59:13 +0000, Tim Lamb

I like it when they say they are 'from' 'Windows', in the same way I like the SPAM chancers who come up with some story that might be convincing, were it not for all the typos and technical errors. ;-)
This is in comparison with the real cyber criminals who do actually ruin peoples lives etc.
Cheers, T i m
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On 19/01/18 14:59, Tim Lamb wrote:

Yup. Is that or my BT phone line and broadband.
I dont have either.
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On 19/01/2018 15:27, The Natural Philosopher wrote:

49 minutes is a fine record. Well done.
I haven't had one of these fine calls for a while. I tend to tell the callers how bad scamming is for their souls/karma. So, perhaps one of them cleansed his conscience by taking me off the list?
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On Friday, 19 January 2018 15:38:19 UTC, GB wrote:

Yep, I've not managed more than 15mins. :-(
The most amusing one was when I was asked for my ban account number so they could ID me, I told them to hang on, then I said Yes it's defenatly me on the phone I just looked in the bathroom mirror and it's definantly me talking. I'm still not sure if it was a scam or not. After a few more attemps we sort of mutually gave up.
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wrote: <snip> >I haven't had one of these fine calls for a while. I tend to tell the

LOL
My Mrs uses a similar technique but I'm not sure it sounds quite as good for their karma as yours does. ;-)
Cheers, T i m
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Jim GM4DHJ ... wrote:

http://www.tpsonline.org.uk/tps/index.html At my old home we were inundated with the paki bastards ring us. Subscribed and the calls almost stopped. Took TPS to our new home. We may get two calls per week.
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On Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:24:23 +0000, Mr Pounder Esquire wrote:

Do you need a landline ?
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On 19/01/2018 18:30, Jethro_uk wrote:

Why would crooks respect a TPS listing?
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GB wrote:

I don't care what they respect. I'm saying that TPS worked for me.
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On 19/01/2018 19:59, Mr Pounder Esquire wrote:

Didn't stop the local Conservative councillor phoning me up just prior to the last council election about 2 years ago.
We have never met, but he wanted to assure me that Horsham District Council, under Conservative control were definately going to keep weekly bin collections.
Guess what. From March 6th 2018 HDC bins will only be collected every 2 weeks.
Ok, and I wonder if the officer who pushed this through is the same lying ***khead who phoned up everyone that he could when he was desperate to avoid a UKIP candidate taking his place on the fabulous expenses gravy train ?.
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No it wont
he wasn't making a "marketing call" (as defined by the legislation)
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If he's an officer, he's not a councillor, and vice versa. Make you mind up.
Weekly bin collections is bullshit for the most part (I exclude parts of e.g. Canterbury where terraced housing fronts onto the street). Where there's room to have the bins, having food waste and landfill collected one week, alternating with food waste + garden waste + recycling the following week is perfectly adequate.
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They don't. But they never call mobiles for some reason.
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However, one keeps calling my mobile
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I've only had three, my own bank, my own electric company and another electric company. I just blocked the numbers. Although with my bank I had a bit of fun asking them to prove who they were while they were trying to prove who I was.
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On Tuesday, 23 January 2018 21:26:20 UTC, James Wilkinson Sword wrote:

I once asked the person for their bank details and PIN number to prove who they were.
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Jethro_uk wrote:

Yes.
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Mr Pounder Esquire submitted this idea :

Your old number was obviously on a list and the new number after you moved, not on the scammers list. My experience of the TPS is that it makes no difference to those who might choose to ring, in the UK or from outside the UK.
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