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A hard problem to fix #4704233
03/23/18 12:11 PM
03/23/18 12:11 PM
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Coastal South Carolina
edwardh1 Offline OP
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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

Last edited by edwardh1; 03/23/18 12:14 PM.

These products are all new every year?? They are a revolution!!! Razor blades, mens shirts, TVs, wiper blades, gutter guards, hearing aids... according to the ads. But also all new last year
Re: A hard problem to fix [Re: edwardh1] #4704240
03/23/18 12:17 PM
03/23/18 12:17 PM
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Posts: 6,571
New England
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New England
Sounds legit; let us know how it turns out!

crackmeup


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Re: A hard problem to fix [Re: edwardh1] #4704241
03/23/18 12:17 PM
03/23/18 12:17 PM
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Chicago,IL,USA
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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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Re: A hard problem to fix [Re: edwardh1] #4704242
03/23/18 12:18 PM
03/23/18 12:18 PM
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USA
oldhp Offline
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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

Last edited by oldhp; 03/23/18 12:19 PM.

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Re: A hard problem to fix [Re: edwardh1] #4704243
03/23/18 12:19 PM
03/23/18 12:19 PM
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MA, Mittelfranken.de
Trav Offline
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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.

Last edited by Trav; 03/23/18 12:21 PM.

ASE L1, Master. Deutsch Meisterbrief.
Re: A hard problem to fix [Re: edwardh1] #4704245
03/23/18 12:22 PM
03/23/18 12:22 PM
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PA,US
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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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Re: A hard problem to fix [Re: Trav] #4704250
03/23/18 12:27 PM
03/23/18 12:27 PM
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Chicago,IL,USA
pandus13 Offline
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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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Re: A hard problem to fix [Re: HemiHawk] #4704256
03/23/18 12:29 PM
03/23/18 12:29 PM
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New England
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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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Edge 0W-40 + FU filter (64,774 miles)
'15 Legacy FB25 (OEM Stage, uh, neg. 7?)
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Re: A hard problem to fix [Re: edwardh1] #4704262
03/23/18 12:32 PM
03/23/18 12:32 PM
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Lakeside, CA
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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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Re: A hard problem to fix [Re: edwardh1] #4704263
03/23/18 12:32 PM
03/23/18 12:32 PM
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TEXAS
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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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Re: A hard problem to fix [Re: edwardh1] #4704266
03/23/18 12:33 PM
03/23/18 12:33 PM
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Wet side WA
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Wet side WA
I love it when these dumb F's call me before its over their mad and hang up!


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In: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 122537 7-18-18
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Re: A hard problem to fix [Re: edwardh1] #4704269
03/23/18 12:37 PM
03/23/18 12:37 PM
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New England
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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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Re: A hard problem to fix [Re: edwardh1] #4704271
03/23/18 12:37 PM
03/23/18 12:37 PM
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KS
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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.


2017 Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T - 2015 Honda CRV 2.4 - 2012 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0 - 2001 Pontiac Sunfire 2.2
Re: A hard problem to fix [Re: InhalingBullets] #4704273
03/23/18 12:41 PM
03/23/18 12:41 PM
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Deplorable in apple valley, ca
Chris142 Offline
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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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Re: A hard problem to fix [Re: edwardh1] #4704288
03/23/18 01:01 PM
03/23/18 01:01 PM
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San Antonio, TX
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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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