- These hoax technical support calls….
How do they end?
Had my first one on the phone a couple of minutes ago, didn’t have time to string him along for long enough to find out exactly what the scam was. I was kind of hoping that once he knew that I knew that i was being scammed we could have a very quick chat, tried asking him how the call was supposed to go and how many people fell for it but he hung up.Posted 5 years agoflap_jackSubscriber
Usually ends with them getting you to connect to their server (they ask you for your ip address) so that they can suck bank details out of your PC. I strung one along and pretended to do as he asked, but half way through said that I’d suddenly remembered I was using a mac and his instructions don’t work.Posted 5 years agosuffolkMember
My folks had this a couple of years back, they knew no better and the guy remote desktop’d them, fortunately they have a Mac and that saved them it seems. They have been educated since! Oddly this happened to them at home in Greece with an call made in English (which is why they fell for it).
Never trust an Indian called John!Posted 5 years agomaccruiskeenSubscriber
Why string them along for even a second – the caller doesn’t give a rat’s ass. The auto dialer that called you gives even less of rats ass. But the autodialer will be aware that the call was a) answered, b) you didn’t hang up as soon as they started the spiel.Posted 5 years agonealgloverMember
Why string them along for even a second – the caller doesn’t give a rat’s ass.
1. They aren’t scamming some poor innocent while they are on the phone to me having their time wasted.
2. They are thieves, so I enjoy wasting their time and getting them angry.
There’s two good reasons, I’m sure there are plenty more.
And they most certainly do “give a rats ass”
I could practically hear the steam coming out of the guys ears when I started laughing and told him I was sat on the sofa and nowhere near a PC after 20 odd minutes.Posted 5 years agocardoSubscriber
I had one going for 30 minutes and he got pretty arsey when I asked him what colour the flag should be on the windows key, then commented on it’s similarity to a cornish flag and what great holidays we had had there and had he been blah blah blah… just laughed at him when he started swearing at me.Posted 5 years ago
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