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Stevo
19-Jul-2016, 23:23
Darn! I really wanted another shot to mess with these guys.

So............we got one of those calls from 'microsoft', saying there
is something wrong with a windows computer, at our office number.

Did I mention I work in an IT office?

Well the call got routed to me (per the receptionist, Steve will *love*
taking this call), and hit my phone button to record the call (you
know, for posterity), but about 20 seconds in the call was
lost......sigh.

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Stevo

ketter
19-Jul-2016, 23:29
On Tue, 19 Jul 2016 22:23:27 GMT, "Stevo" <steveSPAM@LESSccgov.net>
wrote:

>Darn! I really wanted another shot to mess with these guys.
>
>So............we got one of those calls from 'microsoft', saying there
>is something wrong with a windows computer, at our office number.
>
>Did I mention I work in an IT office?
>
>Well the call got routed to me (per the receptionist, Steve will *love*
>taking this call), and hit my phone button to record the call (you
>know, for posterity), but about 20 seconds in the call was
>lost......sigh.

Bummer. That would have been fun!
Ken

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Stevo
19-Jul-2016, 23:44
KeN Etter sounds like they 'said':

> Bummer. That would have been fun!
> Ken
>
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So my response to KeN's comment is...

Yep, was kinda fun when they called me at home, wanted another shot as
I didn't go crazy with messing with them, just acted like an idiot user
for 5 minutes or so before mentioning the computer was linux (but said
way incorrectly) and they got mad and hung up.

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Stevo

Susan
20-Jul-2016, 03:54
Oh, drat! that could have been great fun! :)

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Dave Howe
20-Jul-2016, 12:45
On 19/07/2016 23:44, Stevo wrote:
> Yep, was kinda fun when they called me at home, wanted another shot as
> I didn't go crazy with messing with them, just acted like an idiot user
> for 5 minutes or so before mentioning the computer was linux (but said
> way incorrectly) and they got mad and hung up.

Had one recently; told them I didn't HAVE a computer, was told "you are
son of *****" (imagine the appropriate near eastern accent there) and
hung up on... Was surprised at the comment given I didn't string them
along, but just wanted my phone/life back.

Had one a few months prior, where my response was "Well hello! I work
for Microsoft too - what division are you in?" to which the response was
a fairly hasty hangup...

ketter
20-Jul-2016, 15:11
On Wed, 20 Jul 2016 11:45:22 GMT, Dave Howe <DaveHowe@invalid.dom>
wrote:

>On 19/07/2016 23:44, Stevo wrote:
>> Yep, was kinda fun when they called me at home, wanted another shot as
>> I didn't go crazy with messing with them, just acted like an idiot user
>> for 5 minutes or so before mentioning the computer was linux (but said
>> way incorrectly) and they got mad and hung up.
>
>Had one recently; told them I didn't HAVE a computer, was told "you are
>son of *****" (imagine the appropriate near eastern accent there) and
>hung up on... Was surprised at the comment given I didn't string them
>along, but just wanted my phone/life back.
>
>Had one a few months prior, where my response was "Well hello! I work
>for Microsoft too - what division are you in?" to which the response was
>a fairly hasty hangup...
>

Good ones!

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Stevo
20-Jul-2016, 17:43
Susan sounds like they 'said':

> Oh, drat! that could have been great fun! :)

So my response to Susan's comment is...

I know, I was kind bummed about it.

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Stevo

Stevo
20-Jul-2016, 17:43
Dave Howe sounds like they 'said':

> Had one recently; told them I didn't HAVE a computer, was told "you
> are son of *****" (imagine the appropriate near eastern accent there)
> and hung up on... Was surprised at the comment given I didn't string
> them along, but just wanted my phone/life back.

So my response to Dave's comment is...

Wow, they cussed you out for not having a computer? That's a new one.

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Stevo

hendersj
21-Jul-2016, 00:34
On Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:43:37 +0000, Stevo wrote:

> Dave Howe sounds like they 'said':
>
>> Had one recently; told them I didn't HAVE a computer, was told "you are
>> son of *****" (imagine the appropriate near eastern accent there)
>> and hung up on... Was surprised at the comment given I didn't string
>> them along, but just wanted my phone/life back.
>
> So my response to Dave's comment is...
>
> Wow, they cussed you out for not having a computer? That's a new one.

Heh, reminds me of someone I knew in high school - got a call from a
survey company, and the first question was "how many phones do you have
in your home?"

She answered "zero". :)

Jim



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Stevo
21-Jul-2016, 14:38
Jim Henderson sounds like they 'said':

> Heh, reminds me of someone I knew in high school - got a call from a
> survey company, and the first question was "how many phones do you
> have in your home?"
>
> She answered "zero". :)
>
> Jim

So my response to Jim's comment is...

HA! That's awesome!

I read a story somewhere about a guy got a call from one of those
hacker / spammers wanting to 'help them fix their corrupt computer'.

He tells them to hang on and he'll get his son as the son is more
technically savvy, caller gets all excited.

Guy proceeds to hand the phone to his 5 year old, telling the kid it's
Batman on the phone.

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Stevo

hendersj
22-Jul-2016, 00:14
On Thu, 21 Jul 2016 13:38:46 +0000, Stevo wrote:

> Jim Henderson sounds like they 'said':
>
>> Heh, reminds me of someone I knew in high school - got a call from a
>> survey company, and the first question was "how many phones do you have
>> in your home?"
>>
>> She answered "zero". :)
>>
>> Jim
>
> So my response to Jim's comment is...
>
> HA! That's awesome!
>
> I read a story somewhere about a guy got a call from one of those hacker
> / spammers wanting to 'help them fix their corrupt computer'.
>
> He tells them to hang on and he'll get his son as the son is more
> technically savvy, caller gets all excited.
>
> Guy proceeds to hand the phone to his 5 year old, telling the kid it's
> Batman on the phone.

LOL, love it :)



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