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hi has enyone been scammed from different companys or people claiming to work for microsoft ect

SusanEaston327
2 years ago
What do you think of this?
davidstockport
davidstockport2 years ago

They've tried with me a few times - but I know they're not from Microsoft - they won't let me talk to Bill Gates in fact many of them don't even know who the hell he is.😀

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deepcore
deepcore2 years ago

SusanEaston327

No, since when I hear an Indian accent pretending to be from Microsoft I tell them where the door is.

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Lydskyd
Lydskyd2 years ago

Absolutely!

Wise advice 90% of the scammers are from India and Pakistan - they actually have warehouses full of scammers doing false reviews especially for IMDB, Amazon boiler rooms and shares, bitcoin scams you name it they are at it.

My boyfriend is a security analyst he worked in Pakistan for 3 months catching the credit card fraudsters and he says they think nothing of lying cheating and stealing to them its just a normal day and accepted practice in business out there and its started because all of the call centres are corrupt and selling all your details - thats why you should never tell an overseas call centre any of your info but they probably alreeady have it - my boyfriend busted a big one where they the call centre workers wearal wearing hatcams like they do in the cinema to pirate movies but instead were filming all your details on the databases as they used them on screen! When it comes to anything illegal they are pretty smart!

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Auntielettie
Auntielettie2 years ago

I tell them that they must have a fantastic computer at their end and its amazing it can pick up problems on my computer considering its an Apple and therefore a completely different operating system, funnily they always hang up

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Lydskyd
Lydskyd2 years ago

Haha that a new one well done!

My BF usually puts on an Indian accent and talks like someone out of "It aint half hot mum" lol

They eventually get frustrated and hang up!

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davidstockport
davidstockport2 years ago

I don't get them now - I've got Call Guardian on my phone, but when I did get them (if nothing

better to do) I'd keep them online for as long as possible 77 minures was my record. I worked

on the principle that while I was keeping them busy they weren't scamming someone else.

Some of my tricks were saying my computer wasn't on and it took some time to boot up, I'd then talk to them while it (supposedly) booted up - my favourite subject was ELEPHANTS I'd ask had they got one (them being from India) after about four or five minutes I'd play that tune that you get when computer has booted up they'd hear it through the phone and would say "I see you've got windows XP" I'd then compliment them saying they must really know about computers and I was sure they could fix mine THEY LOVED THAT ! after more time wasting and they were near getting me to where they wanted me to be - I'd tell them there'd been a power cut and my computer had gone off, then say "oh the lights have come on again - do you want me to boot the computer up again" then a repeat of the preceeding until I knocked on the table barked like a dog and said there was someone at my door "could I ring them back?" They'd always say they'd hang on so I'd go to and make a coffee (barking like a dog as I did so).

When I got back I'd ask did they want me to switch my computer on again - when they asked why - I explained I didn't like leaving computers unattended - my last one had caught fire - could he fix that one too.

Asking them to spell words was a great time wasting tactic - if they spelt any word with an L in

it I'd ask if it was L for leather - or EL for elephant - that always confused them but it allowed me

to get back to my favourite subject ELEPHANTS.

I recall the 77 minute record holder saying "You've been wasting my time!" To which I replied

"Well you started it!" he displayed his knowledge of Anglo Saxon English just before he

terminated the call.

I'm thinking of switching my call guardian off now and again I quite miss them- it's much more

fun than pulling legs off spiders.

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zerocenturyzero
zerocenturyzero2 years ago

Report a technical support scam

https://www.microsoft.com/en-GB/concern/scam

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