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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:17 am 
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I've just had one of those calls from 'Microsoft' about my PC.

Only thing is, I don't own a PC, so as soon as the Asian gentleman on the other end realised his error, he started talking about my Mac. At this point I told him to get lost.

What I want to know is, where do these buggers get their database from? As he has rung my home number and got my name?

Needless to say, 1471 produced no phone number. :evil:


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:36 am 
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I love those calls...
I keep em dangling on the phone for long as possible (to the point of making them wait while I pretend to boot up the PC), annoy the bits off em and then tell em what I think of them :)
Sad, but true :)


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 12:18 pm 
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I tell them to hold on, because there's somebody at the door, and put the phone down on the desk, they're never there when I check back half an hour later. :D


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:57 pm 
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Last time I had one I immediately asked, "Really, I have a software problem on my PC? How do I fix this? Can I give you my bank details, would that help?"


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:18 pm 
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xerxes wrote:
I tell them to hold on, because there's somebody at the door, and put the phone down on the desk, they're never there when I check back half an hour later. :D



nice :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:48 pm 
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tintin40 wrote:
xerxes wrote:
I tell them to hold on, because there's somebody at the door, and put the phone down on the desk, they're never there when I check back half an hour later. :D



nice :lol:


My hubby does the same thing, my son, on the other hand, spent half an hour with one arguing how much he loved his viruses and wanted to keep them :roll:

Alison


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:53 pm 
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Does anyone else feel sorry for the poor sods that are forced to do this kind of work?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:57 pm 
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REKIBorter wrote:
Does anyone else feel sorry for the poor sods that are forced to do this kind of work?


No.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:00 pm 
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Not even the slightest bit.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:20 pm 
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I had one telling me that I was in danger of losing my PC. I tried telling him that I had a desk top and that I couldn't loose it as it would always be under my desk where I left it. The discussion went on in a similar way for some minutes.

I asked another whether all the viruses I had on my PC could be down to the amount of gay porn that I download, then I told him that his voice sounded familiar and asked whether that was how he he earned extra cash. He didn't sound overly impressed :lol:


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