[phone call from distant sounding Indian gentleman]
Is this a business number?
Because your windows have serious troubles.
– I’ve shut the window now, so I can hear you.
I am calling from Windows online support, we need to help you fix the serious troubles with widows
– like Scottish Widows?
I am calling to fix very serious problems with your Microsoft windows
– which version?
– really? From 3.1 through NT to Win7 and even server 2008?
Yes, why are you smiling? This is a serious problem.
– you can’t see me can you?
This is a very serious problem, your computers are downloading very bad viruses.
– what do you want me to do?
We need to fix your computers
– what’s wrong with them? TCP-IP issues? Are there packet buffer overflow issues?
– I can continue to speak to you but I will have to report what we do to my friends at the Metropoliton Police central e-crime unit
Can I speak to your boss please?
– I am the IT manager, you can speak to me.
You are IT manager? Then you know you have problems.
– how do you know what computers we have if you didn’t know if this was a business number?
We only get given numbers
– I can’t be bothered with this any more
Last Updated on February 18, 2023
They've tried it with me.
I got them to connect to a test Virtual Machine using Team Viewer, then hung up and passed the Team Viewer ID on to TV support, who can ban the IP they use 🙂
Andrew Culture says
This guy called and got hold of my mother, fortunately she passed the call to me before doing anything, the call ended 5 seconds later.
I feel sorry for the people who fall for this guy's bs and actually go on to install the dodgy spyware/malware he's obviously leading you toward.
Second time we've had a call like that, just glad my family has the sense to route all PC related discussion through me.