Wasting a phone scammer's time – best fun in ages..

Damn right I had a seriously long laugh today at somebody else’s expense….

Ok – i should probably just qualify that statement before i get stoned.

I get a phone call today (noticed it read “overseas” on my caller ID) from a very helpful lady, who had a slight indian accent, telling me they’re calling from “The Computer Corporation Support Desk” with regards to the problems i’m having with my computer…

It went a little like this..

Operator
“Hello Mr. Madsen…”
Me
“Hello…..?”
Operator
“Mr. Madsen…I’m calling from The Computer Corporation regarding the problems you’ve had with your computer..”
Me
“Really? What a coincidence…i just tried to call you guys, not an hour ago!!!”
Operator
“Yes, that is why I am calling”
Me
“Excellent……”
Operator
“Mr. Madsen, could you please turn on your computer”
shuffle shuffle shuffle shuffle….
Me
“Beep…Ok, it’s turned on..what do I do now?”
Operator
“Can you see the Start button? If you can, click, and then click on Run for me…”
Me
“Ok, easy – I’ve seen this one before….ok, done..now i see a grey box and three buttons…now what?”
Operator
“Now type this command in EXACTLY as I say it, ok Mr. Madsen………e v e n t v w r”
Me
“Hang on..i think i got it wrong..what does eventvwr mean..are you sure it’s e v e n t v w r?”
Operator
“Yes Mr. Madsen…Click ok and tell me what you see…”
shuffle shuffle shuffle shuffle….
Me
“Hello..I got a screen with a lot of stuff here..”
Operator
“Yes, it is very complicated – but we are trained professionals…now tell me what do you see.”
Me
“Oh man..there’s so much here…i can’t even pronounce the first one…I’ll have to spell it for you”
Operator
“?? ok Mr. Madsen…just getting a pen…ok I am ready.”
Me
“ThisisascamLogs”
Operator
“Mr. Madsen..Can you please slow down for me..”
Me
“Ok sorry…it’s my accent…ready? ok…T for Tango, H for Hotel, I for India, S for Sierra, I for India, S for Sierra, A for Alpha, S for Sierra, C for Charlie, A for Alpha, M for Mike, L for Lima, O for Oscar, G for Golf and S for Sierra….did you get that?”
Operator
“Mr. Madsen…that reads ‘This is a scam Logs’…Hang up your phone, i don’t want to talk to you.”
Me
“Hello…..?…Helloo?…Hello?”

Boy did i feel bad for wasting that poor lady’s time…

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