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#552920 - 10/01/19 07:58 AM Microsoft support
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Registered: 17/10/14
Posts: 3262
Loc: Austria, close to Vienna
I just received a phonecall from a very friendly guy.
He claimed to be from Microsoft and informed me my computer got hacked.
He would help me to get it back to secure mode.
I needed some time to understand everything as the helpful guy spoke broken English only.
Nevertheless I finally agreed to start my computer.
It took some time. You know, old computers do need time to start.
After some minutes I told him to be online. He asked me to do push some funny key-combinations which did not work on my keybord. So we needed some more time.

I finally found out, that my computer is not using Microsoft but is an Apple product.
I was quite happy but the supporting fellow from Microsoft was not sharing my happyness.

At least I had some minutes of fun and he did not call anybody else while he was on the phone with me.
What puzzled me: he complained I had stolen his time - but I had not asked for his call. Strange, isn't it?
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#552923 - 10/01/19 08:03 AM Re: Microsoft support [Re: The Austrian]
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Well done Hannes thumbs
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#552924 - 10/01/19 08:03 AM Re: Microsoft support [Re: The Austrian]
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Registered: 28/02/18
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The next call you get might be from "Apple Support" smile

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#552928 - 10/01/19 08:19 AM Re: Microsoft support [Re: Image Library]
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Originally Posted By Image Library
The next call you get might be from "Apple Support" smile

No problem. Somewhere I have still got an old HP computer running on Windows
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#552929 - 10/01/19 08:27 AM Re: Microsoft support [Re: The Austrian]
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Registered: 28/04/08
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Loc: Gloucestershire, UK
Originally Posted By The Austrian

At least I had some minutes of fun and he did not call anybody else while he was on the phone with me.
What puzzled me: he complained I had stolen his time - but I had not asked for his call. Strange, isn't it?
shocked2


Yes, I get that too. They really don't like it when you string them along, do they?
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#552930 - 10/01/19 08:34 AM Re: Microsoft support [Re: Hamwich]
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Registered: 15/04/14
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There is a chap who does the same with spam. I used to do it under the name of The Rev. Pete O'Phile.
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#552935 - 10/01/19 08:50 AM Re: Microsoft support [Re: The Austrian]
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When I was phoned in similar fashion I asked him if he wanted me to open a window. After about 20 mins I asked him if I could close the window as I was getting cold. How rude - he put the phone down.
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#552952 - 10/01/19 09:58 AM Re: Microsoft support [Re: The Austrian]
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I string them along then put the phone down near the final bit about paying money. It drives them wild, but the bastards conned my MIL.
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#552969 - 10/01/19 11:43 AM Re: Microsoft support [Re: rainbowj]
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Originally Posted By rainbowj
When I was phoned in similar fashion I asked him if he wanted me to open a window. After about 20 mins I asked him if I could close the window as I was getting cold. How rude - he put the phone down.


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Good call, must remember that one
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#552971 - 10/01/19 11:49 AM Re: Microsoft support [Re: John V6]
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Registered: 19/11/13
Posts: 227
Loc: Huntingdon
Have not had the Microsoft support call for a few months now, but do keep getting calls about my Sky Box / Subscription ( I am not a Sky Customer) and also about my BT Router / Subscription.

I suppose if they only get a 1 in 20 hit rate they are getting some money and a lead on who might be susceptible to other scams.

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