Microsoft are so helpful... Just had a call on the landline from a friendly member of staff from "Off shore" Microsoft Support ....

Found 12th Nov 2010
Sat at home... the MRS has gone out... and the phone rings.......

The call went like this.......

Call Centre:-"Hello "I'm calling for Microsoft. We've had a report from your internet service provider of serious virus problems from your computer."
Me:- oh...that's bad news.
Call Centre:- Yes, very bad, ...we are here to help fix problem.
Me:- That's good... thank you for calling.
Call Centre:- Please confirm what version of Windows you have?
Me:- Windows 3.1
Call Centre:- sorry.. which version, did you say windows XP or Vista ?
Me:- oh sorry my mistske, Its Windows 3.1.1 for work groups.
Call Centre:- erm.... ok.... What internet browser do you use?
Me:- Netscape Navigator 1.0
Call Centre:- ok
Call Centre:- go to Start > All Programs > Run > and type :- eventvwr.msc
Me:- Where's run ?
Call Centre:- Bottom left had corner.
Me:- nothing is there.... I can see file manger.... ??
Call Centre:- OK, open internet and type something.com
Me:- says - Done...
Call Centre:- What does it say?
Me:- BBC 2
Call Centre:- sorry, what? have you typed it?
Me:- Yes.
Call Centre:- on the Internet browser ?
Me:-The Internet, how do I do that ? I don't have a computer....
Call Centre Hangs up......

16 Comments

LOL .. love it ... classic!!!

Banned

I really wish I could receive a call from these guys. I'd keep them on the phone for as long as possible.

Ha Ha - why did you not ask for cookies?
Can't wait for my call now, i want a go at winding up the scammers too!

Original Poster

BurntEffigy

Ha Ha - why did you not ask for cookies?Can't wait for my call now, i … Ha Ha - why did you not ask for cookies?Can't wait for my call now, i want a go at winding up the scammers too!



Cookies..... and breadcrumbs... I will use that next time :-)

I have got a bad habit of doing this when i have time..

pmsl

I had one of these on the phone for over an hour.

Twas great, kept trying to tell me errors in the event viewer were indications of viruses.

How I laughed, especially after I told him I'd got bored and was going, but was happy I'd potentially stopped at least 1 other person getting scammed by keeping him tied up on the line.

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adambaz

, but was happy I'd potentially stopped at least 1 other person getting … , but was happy I'd potentially stopped at least 1 other person getting scammed by keeping him tied up on the line.



+1..

I used to do it with cold callers, but at the end of the day its their job,

But these scammers, I enjoy wasting their time.

lol

i had this phone call last week id love them to phone back i had a rite laugh

jellybaby22

what do they get out of doing this ( sorry if its a dumb question )



Inevitably they ask for card details so they can take payment for fixing your viruses :-)

Original Poster

TUSSFC

[quote=jellybaby22] what do they get out of doing this ( sorry if its a … [quote=jellybaby22] what do they get out of doing this ( sorry if its a dumb question )



Inevitably they ask for card details so they can take payment for fixing your viruses :-)[/quote

Which you dont even have in the first place. :-)

lol love it, althou ive never heard of these phone calls before tonight or is that in on the joke?!

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yorkielisa

lol love it, althou ive never heard of these phone calls before tonight … lol love it, althou ive never heard of these phone calls before tonight or is that in on the joke?!



The phone calls happen all the time, they have outbound call centrea doing this, its not a one man band set up.

Take a read here for more info :- techeye.net/sec…you



Rick
Edited by: "RickT" 12th Nov 2010

Thanks for the info Rick T :-)

Banned

Makes me ANGRY when the missus hangs up on them, I'm like let me talk to them ahhhh

Banned

haha X) My favourite is to tell them to wait one second put them on loudspeaker, mute them, watch something on tv if they say anything tell them you'll be with them in a minute and see how long they stay on the line for.
Edited by: "ryman1000" 12th Nov 2010
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