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Some Indian bloke claiming to be from Windows just phoned me 5 minutes ago. This might sound like me on the wind up, but I swear on my nieces lives he said "hello, this is DANIEL BRYAN from Windows". I had to ask him to repeat himself a few times. "Daniel Bryan, from Windows". Now I know this is a scam call, but either this lot are really big WWE fans or Daniel Bryan is such a generic name that was an easy brain fart when thinking of pretend handle.

 

On serious note, I'm quite annoyed that these people are ringing me up. I had to tell him to not ring the house again after a minute of telling me the computer has a virus. Anyone else get them?

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I know of a old couple who live opposite my parents had one of these scammers call them and sadly they fell for it.

 

Thankfully they mentioned it to someone shortly after and were told to cancel their bank cards immediately because they had given the details to the scammer to 'fix' the problem on their computer.

 

I'd love for one of them to call me on day.

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I had a guy with a German accent try the same thing about two years ago. He claimed he was working for a company that Virgin had hired and that something at his end said we had a virus. When I said it was a load of rubbish he got really shirty and started going on about what a big mistake I was making and how my computer was in urgent need of his help, I told him he was talking shite and I

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I've had loads of them. I used to insist that I didn't own a computer just to see how'd they'd handle it but I can't be bothered now and just don't answer when the Caller ID has a foreign number on it.

 

I'm pretty sure that the reason I get so many of them is because I live in my Grandparents old house and so whatever information they are using has me down as being in my eighties. I get loads of British scammers as well, pretending to be from the Scottish Government trying to sell me loft insulation, and D.M Design phone every so often using fake company names to try and convince me that I've won a free kitchen. I've got a call blocker now though so those are easy to stop.

 

My all time favourite was the Indian guy who just flat out asked me for my bank details. I didn't, obviously, but I appreciated his honesty.

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I had one not so long ago, some Indian woman called, saying she was responding to the call I had logged with them about the virus on my PC. Great stuff. She couldn't remember the reference number after I asked her and blabbed on about how it wasn't important anyway.

 

I then told her to fuck off.

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I worked for RBS a few years ago and a guy in the call centre was telling me about how the staff were encouraged to choose 'Western' names when answering the phone. Their people went home and did some research and the next day they were loaded with staff called Buffy or Angel.

 

My ex is teaching in Beijing and has a pupil who has taken the western name Megatron. I've met him. Fucking mental.

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On serious note, I'm quite annoyed that these people are ringing me up. I had to tell him to not ring the house again after a minute of telling me the computer has a virus. Anyone else get them?

Get them all the time, brah. Pretty nasty really. Obviously trying to con the unsuspecting. I'd love to phone the police on them, but how would you start if they are based in India?

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I worked for RBS a few years ago and a guy in the call centre was telling me about how the staff were encouraged to choose 'Western' names when answering the phone. Their people went home and did some research and the next day they were loaded with staff called Buffy or Angel.

 

My ex is teaching in Beijing and has a pupil who has taken the western name Megatron. I've met him. Fucking mental.

 

I work in IT support, and our help line for internal problems, is based in Kuala Lumpur. They have the same thing were they are assigned English/Western names, and are told to ask us about the weather or stuff like, (once confirming you follow them of course), "did you see those Manchester Uniteds last weekend? Man, they totally destroyed those Liverpool idiots".

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Tell them your computer has just ran out of petrol, or that it just needs a new phlange. Or better yet, you don't own one. It's against your religion to own one. Or try and baffle them with a sales pitch.

 

"Now Daniel, the first thing you should know is this is NOT pyramid selling."

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When I had the "computer virus" bloke phoning up, I just kept him on the phone messing about. In the end, I asked him to wait a minute and just played music and porn down the phone. My usual tactic with cold callers. He'd hung up by the end of the song. He phoned back though. I repeated this trick about four times before he started shouting and getting angry.

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