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luvestodizz 12-11-2012 06:44 PM

Ever play along with phoe scammer?
 
Tonight I got a call from microsoft windows about a software problem that causes ads to pop up. The nice man with Indian accent offered to fix it. He wanted me to go to ammy.com and he would remotely control my pc. Of ourse he never said that was his goal. I made up an ID number which of course ddn't work. He tried a few times and had me try another site. I "downloaded" the next thing and he asked if a pop up came up. I said yes and it said the person on the phone is trying to remotely control your PC. He hung up very quickly!

2binak 12-11-2012 07:15 PM

I had the same call a couple of months ago while I was cooking dinner but the caller I talked to did say that he would need to remote into my pc in order to fix the problem. I knew it was a scam so I just kept asking dumb questions, pretending to be interested. After 10-15 minutes, dinner was done cooking so I told him not to call back and I hung up.

denisem 12-11-2012 07:25 PM

No, but I did skeeve out an obscene caller one night and HE hung up on ME. :rotfl2:

Pumbaa_ 12-11-2012 07:46 PM

I occassionally WILL take your chinese food order, but sorry we no lnger deliver (in my defense, these are usally late night drunk dialing for delivery - you wake me uo, you get no take out)

My favorite was the life insurance guy. Great program, very reasonable but unfortunately, there was no one I liked enough to leave that amount of money. :rotfl2:

Gumbo4x4 12-11-2012 07:51 PM

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Originally Posted by denisem (Post 46905965)
No, but I did skeeve out an obscene caller one night and HE hung up on ME. :rotfl2:

:thumbsup2 That is awesome!!

We used to like to do all sorts of weird stuff to telemarketers. We'd fake getting into fights, blow whistles, put the phone by the TV, give the phone to our kids (when they were REAL small), etc. My favorite was the one that asked for DW and I said, "Just a minute". I then took the phone into the bathroom, held it down in the bowl, and flushed. I waited 30 seconds, and he was STILL THERE. So, I just set it back down and left it until he finally gave up.

Gumbo4x4 12-11-2012 07:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Pumbaa_ (Post 46906098)
I occassionally WILL take your chinese food order, but sorry we no lnger deliver (in my defense, these are usally late night drunk dialing for delivery - you wake me uo, you get no take out)

Friend of mine had 2122 as his final 4 numbers. Those same #'s arranged differently would also reach a funeral home, a pool hall, and Pizza Hut. He took a LOT of pizza orders over the years that never quite got cooked ::yes::

DebbieB 12-11-2012 07:57 PM

I got a call from India (I know their accent because I work with them online and have actually gone there) and the guy asked me if I had a computer. I said yes. He said my computer was transmitting a virus! I said my computer is fine and hung up! Of course, the caller ID said "unavailable".

Maria1985 12-11-2012 07:58 PM

I'd like to propose a toast.lol

Dznypal 12-11-2012 09:10 PM

the ones from credit cards
 
about lowering your interest rate--I have tried everything to try and get rid of them--they are most obnoxious people

being nice didnt work

asking for a supervisor didnt work

being nasty didnt work

I even asked why the #3 doesnt work--thats what your suppose to hit to be taken off their list

they just hang up on you

so now I hit 1 to talk to someone about lowering my rate

when I live person gets on the line I really slam the phone down

I wait just long enough to get the name so I know there still there:rotfl:

this give me great pleasure
we still get the cards though--maybe theyll stop calling when all their operators are deaf from getting the phone slammed down in their ear:rotfl:

katrina1122 12-11-2012 09:45 PM

One year the phone book posted our home number as the number for a horse stables. I took many reservations for stalls. One lady called like 6 times in one day and I kept telling her she had the wrong number. When she called about her horse at 10pm that night i told her it had just died and hung up.

We never got calls for the stables again :confused3

Rylee 12-11-2012 10:58 PM

When I was on bed-rest during my last pregnancy, bored and not able to do anything, I entertained myself by playing along.

I had a lot of fun with those selling windows. I asked a bunch of ridiculous questions, including... "Once my new windows have been installed, what type of view will I have?" Towards the end of the conversation, I asked, "Who has to pay for the windows, me or my landlord?"

(We do own our home but it was a great way to end the conversation.)

Albort 12-11-2012 11:36 PM

*insert conversation*
scammer: we just need your name and credit card.
user:my name is S as in Sam-C as in crew-R as in Romeo-E as in Edward-W as in William-Y-O *click*

:lmao:

Swimnoid 12-11-2012 11:41 PM

One time we got a call from a guy selling cemetery plots. My DH listened politely for a few minutes and then said. "I'm sorry. I dont need one. I'm immortal!" :rotfl2:

kaytieeldr 12-12-2012 12:13 AM

Scammers are one thing. They deserve whatever treatment you want to give. But telemarketers are people trying to earn a living. Say, "no thanks" or just "no" and hang up.

Blow whistles? Flush the toilet?? Who are you people?

Or just don't answer the phone. My phone is for my convenience - not the callers'.

kimblebee 12-12-2012 12:34 AM

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Originally Posted by kaytieeldr
Scammers are one thing. They deserve whatever treatment you want to give. But telemarketers are people trying to earn a living. Say, "no thanks" or just "no" and hang up.

Blow whistles? Flush the toilet?? Who are you people?

Or just don't answer the phone. My phone is for my convenience - not the callers'.

I totally agree with you. If you were in a department store and walked by the perfume lady asking if you wanted a sample would you scream at her or blow a whistle directly into her ear? Of course not! Same difference.


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