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Woody
11-11-2013, 04:52 PM
My computer must be the most evil machine ever.
Four calls over the past six hours from the "Windows Service Department" to advise me that my PC has - from one caller - downloaded programmes which will cause me "lots of trouble" if I don't let them help me correct the problem - and from the other three - my computer is sending "much bad data" onto the internet without my knowledge.
Interesting phone numbers too - 21111111111 and 2333333333333. The others were "Number withheld".
Quite an interesting diversion from an otherwise dull day.

wainuitech
11-11-2013, 05:05 PM
Yep got 2 today, both private number - answer - Silence, 1st I hung up, second I waited when they started to talk I got the jump, over talked them, said I was calling because their computers were ringing random numbers, errrr Umm Pardon -was the response :lol:

pcnoob83
11-11-2013, 05:41 PM
Did u take them on a journey? lead them on?

wainuitech
11-11-2013, 05:44 PM
Did u take them on a journey? lead them on? Have done in the past, kept them on the phone for roughly 45 minutes. Especially with fake shutdowns, startups ( from windows sounds) But not today, I just laughed after they replied and hung up.

Caller ID is good, its easy to spot them, one number thats common is 0123456789, Ya think ;)

Lurking
11-11-2013, 10:05 PM
Ours' was 0002800504646, must be quite a nest of them now.

Lurking.

Lawrence
11-11-2013, 11:04 PM
Tell them you are house sitting and pass them the number of the owner,which coincidentally is your local Police Station;)

Slankydudl
12-11-2013, 08:28 AM
They are stepping up their game. I recently got a call from my auntie saying there was a problem with my computer. I never realized she was so computer savvy and spoke in broken English.

the_bogan
12-11-2013, 03:14 PM
Damn it, none of them call me... pity. I'd have one of the more secure PCs in the area, not being connected to the net in seven months.

Lurking
12-11-2013, 03:55 PM
Caller ID showed up as O/Seas call, told wife to just keep chatting, but b u g g e r, it was a person standing in the Christchurch East by election promoting himself, think it was the Green Party.

Lurking.

lakewoodlady
12-11-2013, 11:15 PM
Had one the other evening, told him I was too tired after fixing someone elses computer problems and I just couldn't be bothered talking to him and hung up.

LL