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#4704233 - 03/23/18 01:11 PM A hard problem to fix
edwardh1 Offline


Registered: 01/17/03
Posts: 2854
Loc: Coastal South Carolina
I dont know what to do- the asian sounding man called and said they had detected a problem with my microsoft computer.
I dont own one. I have another brand,
so how will I fix the problem on the computer I dont own?
It must be serious- they call every day trying to help me.

on a seroius note- seems the government could have fixed this problem long ago


Edited by edwardh1 (03/23/18 01:14 PM)
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#4704240 - 03/23/18 01:17 PM Re: A hard problem to fix [Re: edwardh1]
gathermewool Offline


Registered: 01/09/09
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Loc: New England
Sounds legit; let us know how it turns out!

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#4704241 - 03/23/18 01:17 PM Re: A hard problem to fix [Re: edwardh1]
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Registered: 08/12/11
Posts: 2908
Loc: Chicago,IL,USA
Originally Posted By: edwardh1
I dont know what to do- the asian sounding man called and said they had detected a problem with my microsoft computer.
I dont own one. I have another brand,
so how will I fix the problem on the computer I dont own?
It must be serious- they call every day trying to help me.


Is it warm enough there to open the Windows to your house?

Could be substituted with opening the fridge if too hot.....
Make sure to name the fridge Windowzzz before that.

Please time the experience; If over 20 minutes, after they hang on you when you tell them about Mac/Unix, they will never call you back
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#4704242 - 03/23/18 01:18 PM Re: A hard problem to fix [Re: edwardh1]
oldhp Offline


Registered: 06/28/12
Posts: 1550
Loc: USA
Tell him your "fill in your name here"'s brother down for his funeral. Please don't call anymore as it upsets his wife. I guarantee it works like charm. "You" are dead now = No mo' phone calls. Works better than the No Call List. grin


Edited by oldhp (03/23/18 01:19 PM)
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#4704243 - 03/23/18 01:19 PM Re: A hard problem to fix [Re: edwardh1]
Trav Offline


Registered: 11/20/06
Posts: 18272
Loc: MA, Mittelfranken.de
If you are bored you can have fun with these clowns, he tells you to click this and that and you tell him you don't have that and ask him where it is and so on and so on.
After you get sick of the game tell him you have a Mac or linux and he will hang up on you or if you are lucky call you names, that opens the door for a whole different conversation. LOL

Edit: For a real good time try to sell them roofing shingles.


Edited by Trav (03/23/18 01:21 PM)
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#4704245 - 03/23/18 01:22 PM Re: A hard problem to fix [Re: edwardh1]
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Registered: 03/09/16
Posts: 771
Loc: PA,US
Do you all answer the phone if you don't recognize the number? Not really a criticism, just a question. I never would. If its not important enough to leave a message, I don't need to talk to them.
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#4704250 - 03/23/18 01:27 PM Re: A hard problem to fix [Re: Trav]
pandus13 Offline


Registered: 08/12/11
Posts: 2908
Loc: Chicago,IL,USA
Originally Posted By: Trav
...
Edit: For a real good time try to sell them roofing shingles.


OH, Come ON...
We are an automotive site:

Blinker-Fluid

Windshield-atomizer

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#4704256 - 03/23/18 01:29 PM Re: A hard problem to fix [Re: HemiHawk]
gathermewool Offline


Registered: 01/09/09
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Loc: New England
Originally Posted By: HemiHawk
Do you all answer the phone if you don't recognize the number? Not really a criticism, just a question. I never would. If its not important enough to leave a message, I don't need to talk to them.


I don't answer for any number I don't recognize or expect. One trick these clowns use, is to use phone numbers similar to your own number or other familiar numbers in the area. If someone really needs to get a hold of me, and I'm not expecting the call, they'll leave a message, text, email, or all of the above.
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#4704262 - 03/23/18 01:32 PM Re: A hard problem to fix [Re: edwardh1]
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Registered: 08/13/11
Posts: 1903
Loc: Lakeside, CA
I have a guy call me from a local number and he always asks if I need to refill my Viagra.
I keep telling him that I don't need Viagra but he insists that I do. The local number changes every time he calls.
I put him on speaker last time and my Wife got a kick out of it.
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#4704263 - 03/23/18 01:32 PM Re: A hard problem to fix [Re: edwardh1]
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Registered: 08/07/12
Posts: 517
Loc: TEXAS
The quickest way to get rid of them is "habla Espanol?" But alas i like to waste their time if i am not busy.
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#4704266 - 03/23/18 01:33 PM Re: A hard problem to fix [Re: edwardh1]
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Registered: 10/22/09
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I love it when these dumb F's call me before its over their mad and hang up!
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#4704269 - 03/23/18 01:37 PM Re: A hard problem to fix [Re: edwardh1]
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Registered: 06/25/15
Posts: 3825
Loc: New England
One of those guys called me and told me to log into my computer to fix a virus, I said OK and put the phone down.
10 minutes later, I came back and said I forgot my password. He told me to try to remember it, I said OK but it might take a while because I was very old and put the phone down.
Came back 10 minutes later and said I logged in but got distracted because I was watching (naughty videos).
He started laughing and asked me what I like to watch and I told him he was being nosey but I like (male only) (naughty videos) if he had to know, but asked him not to tell my wife.
He was still laughing and I told him that things were looking good because the drink coaster came out of the computer...he asked what I meant and I said the little shelf to put a drink out came out of the front, so now I had a place for my beer.
This went on for a while until a manager cut in, yelled at the guy, and the call ended.

I made a little hobby out of such hijinx when I had time, haven't had a call like that in years now.
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#4704271 - 03/23/18 01:37 PM Re: A hard problem to fix [Re: edwardh1]
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Registered: 04/16/16
Posts: 724
Loc: KS
Thats when you say " Hello im SGT.(Your name) with (Your state) scam division. What can I do for you? Gets em every time.
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#4704273 - 03/23/18 01:41 PM Re: A hard problem to fix [Re: InhalingBullets]
Chris142 Offline


Registered: 06/05/03
Posts: 16541
Loc: Deplorable in apple valley, ca
Originally Posted By: InhalingBullets
The quickest way to get rid of them is "habla Espanol?" But alas i like to waste their time if i am not busy.
I tried that since that's the only Spanish I know and she spoke back to be in Spanish.
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#4704288 - 03/23/18 02:01 PM Re: A hard problem to fix [Re: edwardh1]
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Registered: 03/11/12
Posts: 1041
Loc: San Antonio, TX
just give him your credit card and he will fix the problem. Youre making it more difficult than it needs to be. grin
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