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Guy totally owns Microsoft Support Scammer (video

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I get calls from these jerks all the time just thought it was funny to see how this guy mess with them. He got them good. It starts getting funny around 2:30 in to the video

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Nice one David. Absolutely cracking. I'm going to circulate this around to a few of my friends who go scammed. This should be globally circulated to put an end to these low-lifes.

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Very clever to keep them on the line for so long without them rumbling. I've had these calls twice now and can't last longer than about a minute before I shout down the phone calling them criminals and worse. :Big Grin:

 

Kudos to our friend. Don't know whether he planned it or just did it all on impulse.

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Wow!  Kept him on the phone for about 15 minutes.  Too funny!  I don't have the patience nor the really quick wit to drag out such calls, I just hang up on them.

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Ray, you should what I do to really pXXX them off. I make them wait, tell them I'm going downstairs to check, then waste time making a cuppa, then come back and tell them my microwave is working fine cos I've just made a cuppa and make them listen to me slurping! The phone line soon goes dead at the other end. Score1-0!

 

My sister currently on the Pacific side of Mexico was killing herself when I sent that video to her, and my friend in Dubai is going to circulate this around as people there, mainly the immigrant workforces get targeted often and as these scammers come from their homelands, they fall for these scams thinking that they are genuine.

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Rick,

 

I wish I had your patience but I detest these scumbags. It's the only time I'm abrupt to cold-calls as they're criminals rather than people trying to earn a living.

 

I have a police whistle and it might well be used the next time they call.

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Ray

 

Yes, that could work quite effectively, specially if the clown in wherever has his/her headphones on.

 

But I'm with you on these scumbags be they from overseas our our own 'We are notifying you that you qualify for a heating grant', or crap like that. But our Ofcom is so toothless. Not worth the paper written on!

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Rick,

 

Well the ones that call me are always Indian.

 

The difference between them and the general cold calls is the latter are just unfortunate honest individuals trying to earn a living.

 

I'm getting fewer cold calls these days so perhaps the penny is beginning to drop.

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Just start talking to them about flight simulation, Ray. That'll bore them rigid in seconds :lol:

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Me: "Hello? How may I help you today?"

 

Them: "My name is (mumble-mumble) and I'm with Microsoft Windows Support."

 

Me: "What a coincidence! You are speaking with Microsoft's Fraud Department!" *

 

Them: <click as they hang up>

 

* This seems to work every time.

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Very nice, Fr. Bill. Must remember that one.

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The difference between them and the general cold calls is the latter are just unfortunate honest individuals trying to earn a living.

 

 

In Australia we got a do not call register which stops these call centres from calling your number, used to get 3 calls a days from these type of calls, since registering I havnt had one phone call as of yet

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In Australia we got a do not call register which stops these call centres from calling your number, used to get 3 calls a days from these type of calls, since registering I havnt had one phone call as of yet

 

We have a similar system in the UK and I signed up to it many years ago. But it doesn't use its teeth so the culprits get away with murder.

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In Australia we got a do not call register which stops these call centres from calling your number, used to get 3 calls a days from these type of calls, since registering I havnt had one phone call as of yet

Pete i`m on the register and they still called me, must be random dialing from India, i led them down the garden path the last time after following his instructions but he hung up after i told him my Commodore 64 took 20 mins to boot up.

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We have a similar system in the UK and I signed up to it many years ago. But it doesn't use its teeth so the culprits get away with murder.

Well said Ray. The TPS is not worth a plumbed nickel!

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The US has the same kinda system but they call on my house and cell phone all the same.

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The US has the same kinda system but they call on my house and cell phone all the same.

The DNC list is pretty useless because the spammers (who by and large are using VOIP from offshore locations), completely ignore it. They simply call every single phone number is a given area code/prefix, using spoofed caller ID numbers to make it appear that the calls are coming from somewhere in the US.

 

The list only stops legitimate telemarketers.

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I always try to have phone sex with them. Upsets the men more than the women. Nothing is too low for these scum suckers. 

 

The DNC list is pretty useless because the spammers (who by and large are using VOIP from offshore locations), completely ignore it. They simply call every single phone number is a given area code/prefix, using spoofed caller ID numbers to make it appear that the calls are coming from somewhere in the US.

The list only stops legitimate telemarketers.

I am sorry Jim, but there is no such thing as a legitimate telemarketer.

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Interesting message from Which? this afternoon. This is a UK consumer magazine widely respected for championing consumer rights...

 

The government has announced that companies will no longer be able to hide behind an 'unknown number'. They must display their phone number when making marketing calls.

 

Hooray! That will make it far easier to report them. Probably won't help with the Windows Support criminals but it's a start.

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All fine, Ray, as long as people have Caller ID enabled handsets. On mobile phones, no problems AFAIK, but the old traditional BT handsets that do not display anything, it could be a stumbling block.

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Rick,

 

I've had caller display for years. Given its obvious benefits can't imagine why people wouldn't have it. New cordless handsets are cheap enough.

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I would prefer the ability to locate their current position, and then nuke them from orbit.

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