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(Click Orlando)   Microsoft support scam foiled when consumer notices lack of indian accent   (clickorlando.com) divider line 12
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2012-09-08 01:44:21 PM  
4 votes:
Kline is a network administrator, the highest level in computer repair, software and virus detection.

Reporters are so cute.
2012-09-08 01:48:12 PM  
3 votes:
buy a Mac
2012-09-08 03:59:58 PM  
1 votes:
from the comments

"Every time I've received a call from one of these guys, I play along. I act as stupid as a republican dishwasher and string theeguys along for as long as ten or 15 minutes (personal best 20 minutes, 35 seconds!) As soon as you tell them you found the place where they want you to make the change to your settings, I tell them I have to answer the other phone. Not wanting to let a sucker off the hook, they will often stay on the line for 5 or ten minutes before they realized they are being played. Wastes their time and more importantly, their money!"

^ this

I do this all the time

also one of my favorites

just got finished with a tech support call to HP or Dell

oh were done and you want to give me a case number?

they'll read off 3604271-003

I'll read them back 3604271-008

they'll read off 3604271-003

then 3604271-002

they'll read off 3604271-003

then 003-36042711

they'll read off 3604271-003

then i'll read 63076534-987

on and on till they hang up

my record? 17 times

never gets old
2012-09-08 03:57:33 PM  
1 votes:

Jon iz teh kewl: Gwyrddu: Jon iz teh kewl: why would u write a virus for a Mac? remember macs are for actual work. PC's are primarily for infecting

You act as if people don't write viruses for Macs when they in fact do. It just isn't as common because Mac's aren't as common as windows. But if I'm going to use an OS less virus heavy than windows, I'd still prefer to Linux over a Mac, especially since Linux is free.

then why doesn't my Mac slow down as a result of time passing. like the PC


What does your question have to do with anything he said? We get it, you like Macs, that makes you 10% of the market. I too run a unix based OS on intel hardware, for about half the price.

/REAL work gets done on *nix
//no Apple products in our data center
2012-09-08 02:58:52 PM  
1 votes:

St_Francis_P: "Microsoft computer is designed in such a way that if anything goes wrong it sends an electronic message," Walter said. "That is why it gets reported and that is why we are calling you."

Yeah guy...but not to you. Just going from that it seems like fraud, plain and simple. Surprised they admitted complicity.


i3.kym-cdn.com
Good Luck, I'm behind 7 Pakistanis.
2012-09-08 02:46:50 PM  
1 votes:
It is a widely believed fact that BOFH is the highest level you can obtain.
2012-09-08 02:46:39 PM  
1 votes:
Actually Subby, when I got the call, the Indian accent was so thick I could barely understand what he was saying. And he wasn't very bright.

"We have detected virus on your PC."
"No, you haven't."
"Yes sir, we detect virus on your PC."
"It's a Mac."
"Uhhhhh....."
"Bye now."
2012-09-08 02:43:31 PM  
1 votes:
I dunno. If somebody called me and said "your Windows machine is a viral piece of sh*t", I'd assume they were 100% legit until they said "we can fix it".
2012-09-08 01:53:11 PM  
1 votes:

Nick Nostril: Jon iz teh kewl: buy a Mac

I'd love one but I'm not into robbing banks.


just mine 100 bit coins
2012-09-08 01:52:17 PM  
1 votes:

Jon iz teh kewl: buy a Mac


I'd love one but I'm not into robbing banks.
2012-09-08 01:51:23 PM  
1 votes:
These jokers called me a few times, couldn't understand when I told them I run OpenBSD, kept insisting that they found viruses. It was a good time to throw out a tirade of insults.
2012-09-08 01:39:35 PM  
1 votes:
My Grandma got this call while I was at her place. I talked to him a bit. He didn't understand that she didn't own a computer.
 
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