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Tuesday, 29 April 2014

The scam calls claiming to be from Microsoft

http://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/11176155.Warning_over_phone_scam/

Warning over phone scam calls claiming to be from Microsoft


Dorset Echo: IT SCAM: Tony Misun who is warning people about computer scam phone calls after being contacted by someone claiming to be from Microsoft
Tony Misun  warning people about computer scam phone calls


These call seem to have returned. There were a number of calls, usually coming from what seemed to be a "call centre" somewhere in India, over a period of months last year. The telephone company advised that even though we are on "Telephone Preference" blocking, BT were unable to do anything about calls originating from overseas.

bogus ‘Microsoft Tech Support’ technician,

 My own method of dealing with these morons is to drag the call out for a while with numerous questions to them about what operating system do they think I have?, what seems to be the nature of my problem,? and anything else that I can dream up at the time.
Eventually, I clearly indicate that I am aware that their call is a scam, cast some doubt on their parentage and invite the to rearrange the following words into a well known phrase or saying."Off and F***"
Their knowledge of Anglo Saxon English is immediately expanded.