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ukric

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"We have found problems with your computer"
« Reply #30 on: December 07, 2012, 07:57:59 PM »

Lol, joking apart, both my nan and my parents have had these calls. Im awaiting mine, only so I can request they call me on my 0871 telephone number so I can screw them over for half an hour and make some money :)
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Re: "We have found problems with your computer"
« Reply #31 on: December 07, 2012, 08:13:04 PM »

This sort of approach would be fun -



Would need a bit of adapting, but could work.
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« Reply #32 on: December 07, 2012, 08:21:30 PM »

Yeah that's class :)
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Re: "We have found problems with your computer"
« Reply #33 on: December 07, 2012, 08:32:44 PM »

Love Tom Mabe's stuff :P
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"We have found problems with your computer"
« Reply #34 on: December 07, 2012, 09:49:28 PM »

the idea isn't to cost them the price of the phone call, its the price of an unproductive twenty to thirty minutes ... they probably find less than one occasional sucker in more than every hundred calls if that ...
each "f##k off" means they waste themselves less than a minute ... whatever their intent, twenty to thirty wasted minutes equates to a same amount of lost opportunities.

same works too for doorstep callers ... simply allow them in, sit them comfortably down and nip to the loo, while upstairs, detour into the bedroom and watch a good bit of telly.
at the point at which you believe they are about to leave, simply make a renewed presence as if distracted by speaking on the phone ... have them resettle and relax before scarpering again ...

by the time you come back, you tell them the phone call was important and you are now compelled to nip out ... hey presto, they are so bemused they never will come trying to sell you "the watchtower" ever again. ;)

 

My approach to door to door salesmen is quite different:-

1. Open door
2. See clipboard
3. Say "not interested"
4. Close door
5. Carry on with whatever i was doing
« Last Edit: December 07, 2012, 09:51:34 PM by igetcha »
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Re: "We have found problems with your computer"
« Reply #35 on: December 07, 2012, 09:53:32 PM »

With the old door to door salesman selling PVC windows, I use to try selling them the windows at trade price. That use to really get them confused. ???
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Re: "We have found problems with your computer"
« Reply #36 on: December 07, 2012, 11:51:42 PM »

i wish i'd get a call like that.... i'd fire up a virtual windows box on my linux laptop for them to log into and try and log back into their machine over the vnc connection they make; or at least log everything they're doing and report it.
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Re: "We have found problems with your computer"
« Reply #37 on: December 07, 2012, 11:54:31 PM »

With the old door to door salesman selling PVC windows, I use to try selling them the windows at trade price. That use to really get them confused. ???

lol :) cunning trying to sell back to a salesman
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Re: "We have found problems with your computer"
« Reply #38 on: December 10, 2012, 07:47:59 PM »

I got the Call today!
Said they were from British Telecom, Which is who i use for Broadband.
Knew my name also.
Said that they had noticed a lot of Traffic that was unusual and was sign of being infected.
Then brought me to the WINDOWS log FILE in Comp MAnagement.
Asking me to highlight the System Errors to prove i was infected.
I PLAYED ALONG THE WHOLE TIME to delay them from trying attack others.
Then then came to the punchline saying it was cost £119 to fix my computer.
I said NO. Then, it became a HAGGLE... They went down to as little as £5.
The Final 'No' led to a half hour waste of time for them before they hung up in anger!  :-X
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Re: "We have found problems with your computer"
« Reply #39 on: December 10, 2012, 08:07:24 PM »

wunder how they come to our details.
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Re: "We have found problems with your computer"
« Reply #40 on: December 10, 2012, 08:16:21 PM »

small print when you bye stuff online. Its in the small print, they can sell your info to third party's. Trust me its really small print :9
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Re: "We have found problems with your computer"
« Reply #41 on: December 10, 2012, 08:36:16 PM »

Next time I get the call I am going to say that I have a ZX Spectrum.

Or maybe make up a computer and operating system, like a Bastardotron Z5600 running the GIT OS (Global Information Technology Operating System). Lets see if they can fix that.
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Re: "We have found problems with your computer"
« Reply #42 on: December 10, 2012, 09:17:17 PM »

I'll say I've got a Skynet  T-800 and he will be back.  :P
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