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#552978 - 10/01/19 12:23 PM Re: Microsoft support [Re: The Austrian]
sospan Offline
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Registered: 31/05/10
Posts: 6183
Loc: Llanelli
I have adted a couple of responses.
1. “ Dyfed Powys Police....how can I help you?”
“You are through to a monitoring line as part of an investigation”
Please give me your details”
2. “OK, but can you please stay online a moment ....I have to switch a couple of things on and off”
I then wait a while and go back.” Sorry about that but I was making a cup of coffee and forgot you were online” ...this works better if they are trying to get my attention again.
3. Speak Welsh to them.

We usedto get calls into us in Dyfed Powys re such calls. A low success rate by the scammers can still be devastating for the victims. We had one case where an elderly man was in serious danger of losing his home.
About 20 minutes ago I had a call and when I asked who they wanted to speak to the male said Mr Bush. I have had that response before.
Never,ever give out details if asked. If a genuine call then they would not need them.
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#552984 - 10/01/19 12:36 PM Re: Microsoft support [Re: The Austrian]
MOG 615 Offline

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Registered: 24/09/14
Posts: 1388
Loc: London
I consider it a sport to see how long I can string them along.

SWMBO thinks I am wasting my time, but while they are trying to scam me, they are unable to tackle other more guillible victims, so I feel I am doing my bit to help.
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#552991 - 10/01/19 01:09 PM Re: Microsoft support [Re: MOG 615]
Paul F Offline

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Registered: 20/08/10
Posts: 2366
Loc: Costock, South Nottinghamshire...
Originally Posted By MOG 615
I consider it a sport to see how long I can string them along.

SWMBO thinks I am wasting my time, but while they are trying to scam me, they are unable to tackle other more guillible victims, so I feel I am doing my bit to help.


Me too.

I enjoy the Apple numpty part of the call when we eventually get to it.
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#552995 - 10/01/19 01:13 PM Re: Microsoft support [Re: Paul F]
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Registered: 15/04/14
Posts: 5226
Loc: Renfrewshire
We have the BT call protect on our landline. You have to say who is calling before we answer unless you are on our known persons list. Works very well.
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#553005 - 10/01/19 02:05 PM Re: Microsoft support [Re: The Austrian]
rainbowj Offline

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Registered: 10/07/12
Posts: 1422
Loc: Purton, nr Swindon UK
Yes, we have caller recognition and it is surprising how many "international" and "out of area" calls we get, that we don't pick up. What annoys me is the "spam" calls I get on my mobile. How do they get the number.
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#553020 - 10/01/19 03:44 PM Re: Microsoft support [Re: The Austrian]
Alistair Offline
Smile, it confuses them
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Registered: 18/03/09
Posts: 5903
Loc: Hampshire
In most cases they don't get your number. They have computerised dial tools that just dial numbers sequentially. If it is answered and there is a noise then it is connected with a scumbag to waste your time.

The worst thing is answering these as the computer dial tool will then mark this number as active for future calls. I don't answer anything not in my list and if they leave a voicemail I reply.

Android and iOS have the ability to block future calls. If you get a number calling again and again and not leaving a message you hit the info icon and down the page is a "block" option. You will not see this number again.

It works on MiL's as well allegedly.
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#553024 - 10/01/19 04:02 PM Re: Microsoft support [Re: BobtheTrain]
howard Offline
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Registered: 01/01/09
Posts: 4305
Originally Posted By BobtheTrain
We have the BT call protect on our landline. You have to say who is calling before we answer unless you are on our known persons list. Works very well.


Friend of mine has that. I refuse to co-operate with it. It annoys so I dont phone him.I refuse to be vetted before someone will answer.

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#553052 - 10/01/19 05:06 PM Re: Microsoft support [Re: howard]
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Registered: 11/05/14
Posts: 3531
Loc: Essex
Originally Posted By howard
Originally Posted By BobtheTrain
We have the BT call protect on our landline. You have to say who is calling before we answer unless you are on our known persons list. Works very well.


Friend of mine has that. I refuse to co-operate with it. It annoys so I dont phone him.I refuse to be vetted before someone will answer.


Why am I not surprised rofl rofl rofl
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#553078 - 10/01/19 06:41 PM Re: Microsoft support [Re: howard]
BobtheTrain Online   content

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Registered: 15/04/14
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Loc: Renfrewshire
Originally Posted By howard
Originally Posted By BobtheTrain
We have the BT call protect on our landline. You have to say who is calling before we answer unless you are on our known persons list. Works very well.


Friend of mine has that. I refuse to co-operate with it. It annoys so I dont phone him.I refuse to be vetted before someone will answer.

You may well be vetted because he hasn't put you on his trusted list.
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#553087 - 10/01/19 07:00 PM Re: Microsoft support [Re: The Austrian]
+8Rich Offline

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Registered: 15/12/09
Posts: 20051
Loc: Devonshire
With caller ID on the land line and mobile if I don't recognise the number I let it ring on, the time wasters never leave a message I have noticed.
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