Linda G. Hill

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Okay, I need your help

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This has the potential to be fun. I just had a nice man call me from Microsoft. He introduced himself as “James,” a lovely East Indian name to be sure, to let me know my computer is sometimes “not responsive” because of a serious problem with Windows. James can fix it for me, but I have to be in front of my computer.

I explained to him that, unfortunately, I don’t have any electricity right now (a blatant lie) but he said that’s no problem, he can call me back later and we can fix this thing! He confirmed his name, “Justin,” and said he’d call tonight.

SO! How can I have the most fun with “James Justin” tonight? Suggestions, please!!

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33 thoughts on “Okay, I need your help

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  2. I have a habit of not answering calls when I don’t recognize the number. So no one had a chance to ask any questions

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  3. I had a lot of fun telling them I was a little old lady (true enough 😉 and I was so worried, because all my banking was done by computer, and there was a big payment from the insurance and would I be able to access it…

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  4. I tell them I have a Mac 😉
    “Oh terribly sorry Ma’am.” CLICK!

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  5. Just call out to some imaginary son, “It’s this scam guy again. Would you turn on the tracer. Let’s see where he is calling from.” Then pretend be glad for him to stay on the line.

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  6. Be your charming self Linda, play along and sound ignorant, ask him what colour button he is referring to because your son has coloured your keyboard…

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  7. Bahahahahaaaa so laughing at all the suggestions. Am just back from work and have no ideas but could you tape your conversation no matter what you choose and put it on YouTube for us all to enjoy?

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  8. Gotta love these persistent “Microsoft” employees. Damn scammers. I friend fell for this and gave them access to her computer, but refused to pay for his assistance. He locked up her computer. She didn’t know that all she had to do was log out and then roll the computer back to before the call in safe mode. She ended up spending money to get a computer tech to fix it for her. Luckily she’d told me what happened and sure enough two days later I got a call. I argued constantly with him. Called him a liar, said I know you are not “Bill” that’s a western name and your are Indian. I told him that I would call Microsoft directly and he said, but I work for Microsoft, you must deal with me. I said, I don’t have to deal with a scammer. Then I told him to put his manager on and I blessed him out too. I hung up, they called back. I ignored them and they called every day for a week. Finally, I answered and said that I had reported them to the police (I did, as a warning since our locals report all scams to the FBI) and the FBI were investigating them. They haven’t called back since.

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    • He called from a “Private Number” which, as I recall, is illegal in Canada when you’re a telemarketer. I won’t be able to report him because I won’t be able to find him. I do plan to waste a lot of his time if he calls back though.
      So terrible what they did to your friend! I hope they got caught!

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  9. Talk in echo. Hello ohohoh. Myyyy Phone nnnn seems sss to be onnnn to fritzzzzz

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  10. You have got to check out ‘Telemarketer Crime Scene Prank – Tom Mabe’. Priceless!

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  11. Just keep asking him to repeat himself. Just keep him talking and wasting his time!!

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  12. I just tell them I don’t own a computer. Then again, I’ve also told a scammer who called claiming to be from ATT that I don’t own a phone. (And then hung up on him while he was trying to figure that one out.)

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  13. Run the old Nigerian prince scam on him. Tell him that you’re a Nigerian princess who recently lost her fortune to an error in international banking and that if he will deposit $10,000 in your account, you will repay him with $5 million later.

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  14. I have had similar calls to this too Linda, I let them go on and on for a while then I thank them for pointing out that I had a problem, and that I will phone Microsoft (or whatever company they say they are calling from) directly. Suddenly, just like that, they are gone!

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  15. Ask him to explain everything. Understand nothing. Apologize and ask to explain again in laymans terms.

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  16. Oh my. … the fun you could have!! James-Justin indeed!!!

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  17. When he asks you to click on the start menu, tell him you can’t find it and say something like “Is it in Finder?” Basically act as though you’re on a Mac.

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    • I usually tell them after they’ve gone into their entire spiel that I’m sitting at the computer as they’ve asked, that I have a Mac. I so wish I was familiar with them, so I could make it sound realistic!
      Thanks, John. I have something to research now. 😀

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  18. Do as I do with this call and pretend you think he is talking about your microwave or, rather than your computer, your unresponsive scooter. Always works well for me. 😀

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  19. Tell J.J. that an online computer tech sold you a superhypertensonator, designed to enhance the pastels in all your images. You installed it and it produced an undesirable rainbow halo or aura on all images. Not wanting this effect, you uninstalled the gadget but the condition persists. Can he fix it remotely?

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  20. Well, since apparently you are, in his mind, too daft to sense a scam, then I would be as daft as possible. “I don’t know how to turn on my computer, my children do it for me.” “Why do I need to open the window? It is cold outside, but ok, wait a moment while I open it.” “Yes, the screens are on the windows.” “Where is the on button?” “You’re such a nice man…”

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  21. Ha! Well, if it were me I’d turn it into a dating game and pretend we were getting to know one another.

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