Hi, am calling from Microsoft. Your PC is infected

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As an update to the above, I received another two calls from them yesterday!

 

So, when the phone rang this morning I was already on the look-out for call center background noises, and "are you speaking English?".

The poor chap did really well though - when I let rip that I already received three calls yesterday and do not want to be disturbed from Microsoft ever again, his reply was "I am from Apple" "clunk"

 

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Ah, the Indian Present Continuous, Rob!😀

Just make it quicker for them to hang up.. „ which part of Delhi are you from?“

Immediate hang up!

The „ I am from Apple „ might be THE latest scam!!

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Ask him whether he is from India or Pakisthan. A scammer with honour will never tarnish his country.  If he says pakistan he is definitely from India, and vice versa

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They're at it again. Twice this morning a young lady with an Indian subcontinent accent called. First time, my wife picked up but couldn't understand the accent. Second time I picked up. Interestingly, the number had a Berlin area code and she spoke (bad) German before asking me if I spoke a little bit of English. The number displayed was: 030 855 5674.

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I received as well a call from Microsoft last week..  It was a lady with some sort or Russian accent.   Her German was extremely bad and I do not like to criticise other people's language skills, but it was really bad, like she was just reading a script without knowing what it means.   After a bit of communication frustration she asked if I spoke English and we switched.  I entertained her for a while, she was going to fix my Windows Laptop that was full of viruses and I was one step away from losing everything and thank God she was there to save my precious files.    She tried to get me to install a remote control software and I played dumb, like really dumb.   Then she finally realised I was on a Mac and I was just wasting her time.

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oh, bummer :( why do I never get these fun calls? all I get recently are the ones where they tell me my "social security number will be suspended because of fraudulent activity". I am then supposed to "verify my identity" - by giving them everything I know about myself. Including that very SSN, that they supposedly flagged for "suspension".

 

My name in these cases usually is Betty Crocker. I live on 1 Endless Street in Timbuktu, DE. I also have my CC handy, just to make sure they know that number too ;)

 

That only works with US phone numbers, though. Scammers seem to know, that Germans don't have SSN's.

 

 

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My brother got one a while ago and just sat in front of his turned off computer but gong through what they said. 

If it was something on his computer desktop, he'd say he couldn't see it.

If they said something move 'move the mouse' he would etc.

 

From what he aid he kept them busy for a while. It just shows thy don't bother to even bother to look in to how people may try to waste their time, I'm sure this method is on youtube and a few sires detailing these kinds of calls.

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Yes I got a couple last week, English sub continent accent, Berlin code tel. number but at least it was a real person. nIt he last couple of months I keep getting a recording along the lines of "contestant number 123456 you have won a prize, Austrian number I think, high cost number to call back and claim your prize I assume an old scam but very annoying.:angry:

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Take a look on Youtube. It's a common scam. I like it when they ring the guys who know what they are doing and infect the machine of the scammer, or the ones who just play as if they are so incredibly dumb and can't use a mouse. Its just funny to watch.

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My young lady became quite upset when I asked her to explain how to turn on my computer: "Which little button? There are many buttons and switches here." "Are you joking with me sir!?!?"

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Yes I have had the calls from India again too. I had 5 that did not have a clear connection. Then they managed it. This time I laughed merrily for a minute and they happily laughed along with me. Then I said some appalling things. Suck them in then bat it out of the stadium.

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After a long pause I got another one today, I think! UK number displayed ( 00442249863822) Such an awful accent (Asian but not sub continent which is a change) I hardly understood a word, claimed to be calling from a computer company in  California, don't think he said Microsoft, I just kept saying please speak German in German and he gave up!

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I tell them the line is quite poor and give them the number of the local police station to call back on.

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I have started telling them, that I have been given 3 months to live by my doctor and that I need to find somebody to give all my money to.

 

And asking them if they would like it, as there is nobody else to give it to 

 

Some actually start to believe me, then the conversation can get interesting 

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1 hour ago, yesterday said:

I have started telling them, that I have been given 3 months to live by my doctor and that I need to find somebody to give all my money to.

 

And asking them if they would like it, as there is nobody else to give it to 

 

Some actually start to believe me, then the conversation can get interesting 

That's awesome, then you can ask them to buy itunes coupons  so that you can cover the service charges. 

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I am of a different generation. I just ask them to repeat their name slowly as I need time to clean my tape recorder.

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I got three calls within 2 hours around midday today while I was trying to have a nap. The first was a woman barely audible except the word Microsoft. I said "Ich bin nicht interessiert" and hung up. The second was a man. I shouted "LASS MICH IN RUHE!!!" And hung up. The third was a woman. I threw the phone down before she could finish without saying anything. Couldn't nap after that. 

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yeah, I only play with these people and try to wind them up when I have time and in the right mood to play.

 

Othertimes I just hang up or talk only German to them

 

 

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