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Old 07-18-2014, 02:33 PM   #1
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So, I've been getting these calls, once every three or four days this month, from these guys claiming to work for some sort of "Windows" computer security system. East coast area codes but heavy accents - probably from India, though I'm not an expert.

Basically, they want me to visit their website and then download a virus so that I can pay them several hundred dollars to remove it. Different versions of this scam have been going on since at least 2006.

So far, I've hung up on them. Told them to quit calling me and hung up on them. Called them names, hung up on them and reported them to the FTC. Told them I was too busy getting a blowjob from Mowgli and to leave me alone and then hung up on them. Told them I had a pizza guy at the door and to hold on for just a minute, then set down the phone and took the dog for a walk.

Running out of ideas, here, guys.
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Old 07-18-2014, 02:35 PM   #2
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Don't answer your phone....?
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Old 07-18-2014, 03:55 PM   #3
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Don't answer your phone....?
What else is he going to do with his time?
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Make masturbation noises and tell him to talk dirty to you. Everybody I call hangs up on me before I finish.
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Where's the fun in that?
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Old 07-18-2014, 02:38 PM   #6
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Old 07-18-2014, 06:13 PM   #7
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Get their number and let me call them.
Most recently, they've been calling from 347-518-1811, which lists to a "Linda Chang" (in New York). Looking up this number, there are complaints dating back nearly a month, and, in addition to the computer technician scam, they are also running a "government grant" scam (for which you're promised government aid in return for your credit card number.)

Apparently, people who call them back just get disconnected.

I doubt that any of them are actually in NY or anywhere else in North America. More likely, they are just using the number to route their calls from Bombay.
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Old 07-18-2014, 02:39 PM   #8
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So, I've been getting these calls, once every three or four days this month, from these guys claiming to work for some sort of "Windows" computer security system. East coast area codes but heavy accents - probably from India, though I'm not an expert.

Basically, they want me to visit their website and then download a virus so that I can pay them several hundred dollars to remove it. Different versions of this scam have been going on since at least 2006.

So far, I've hung up on them. Told them to quit calling me and hung up on them. Called them names, hung up on them and reported them to the FTC. Told them I was too busy getting a blowjob from Mowgli and to leave me alone and then hung up on them. Told them I had a pizza guy at the door and to hold on for just a minute, then set down the phone and took the dog for a walk.

Running out of ideas, here, guys.
Pretend you don't speak English.
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Old 07-18-2014, 02:43 PM   #10
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Pretend you don't speak English.
Or maybe really bad English. That's an idea.
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Old 07-18-2014, 02:45 PM   #11
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Or maybe really bad English. That's an idea.
I assumed you were already doing that naturally.
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learn a few indian words and then start cursing at them - also mention elephants
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Old 07-18-2014, 03:36 PM   #14
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Old 07-18-2014, 03:37 PM   #15
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That was my first idea.

Or you can talk like this guy:



That's what I do when I call my insurance company or any other company with IVR until I get a live agent.
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Old 07-18-2014, 03:19 PM   #16
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Keep saying "I don't understand that can you explain it again" over and over again. Put your phone on speaker and go about your business when you hear a lull ask again for clarification
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Refer them to the guys in Nigeria. Maybe you can create an endless scam loop?
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Old 07-18-2014, 03:20 PM   #18
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Refer them to the guys in Nigeria. Maybe you can create an endless scam loop?
good one.
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Old 07-18-2014, 03:26 PM   #19
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I was getting these for a while... same deal, yelled at 'em, reported their number to the FTC, etc. The best was one day my wife got on the phone and started talking all dirty about downloading porn, it was awesome, THEY hung up on her.
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Old 07-18-2014, 03:28 PM   #20
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Tell them you have a Mac.
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Old 07-18-2014, 03:29 PM   #21
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Old 07-18-2014, 03:34 PM   #22
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Ask them to provide d!ck pills or GTFO.
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Note their phone number and block it or better yet give it it's own ring tone so you know when they are calling and talk very very softly. He/she will crank up their listening volume than blast them with the afore mentioned air horn.
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Old 07-18-2014, 03:49 PM   #24
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Get an Iphone from somebody and set it next to your phone. Let Siri answer their questions until they hang up.
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If there's a young child available, simply hand the phone to the child and let the kid "entertain" the scammer for a while.
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