Microsoft Scam/Linux Freedom

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Recieved a cell call from "Unknown". The conversation went like this: "How are you...I am a Microsoft Certified Tech (with a foriegn accent and stumbling a little when following his script). "I am fine. I use Linux (click, I hung up). I pretty much knew what was coming next as descibed in this Microsoft blog: Tech Support Scammers If I was not busy I may have talked longer to see what he would say about using Linux. It was a sense of freedom not having to play the game.
 

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This scam depends on people being ignorant of Windows or easily manipulated. Last month a friend was called so I was ready when I received that call.
 
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I got the same call a few months back. I was bored so I strung them along for 20 minutes, and at some point I was escalated to their boss. I think I got escalated because they thought they really had me. They wanted me to install a VPN connection so they could log in and "fix" my computer for me. I kept challenging them with little questions, simple things like asking them where they are. They would say they're in California, but when I asked why they were in California instead of Redmond Washington where Microsoft's headquarters are, they would just get confused and tell me "NO, we are from Microsoft Technical Support, we are trying to help you from hackers." At one point I put them on speaker phone and kept the conversation going with them while I urinated as loudly as possible into the bowl. ...not my finest hour, but I was having fun with them. You could tell he was uncomfortable having the conversation like that. Eventually I got bored and started asking them more questions like asking how he sleeps at night knowing he tries to make a living ripping people off. He kept insisting he's from Microsoft, and I kept telling him that I'm not stupid, I know he's not from Microsoft and I just wanted to know how he sleeps at night when he doesn't do anything he can be proud of. I just kept asking him questions like that and telling him he's pathetic, he kept insisting he's from Microsoft and eventually got tired of my berating him and hung up on me. Obviously I feel this reflects poorly on Microsoft that their employees would hang up on me when they know my computer is being attacked by hackers (/sarcasm).
 
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You guys get all the fun calls.. I never get any like that. I would love to play with them and see how long it would take for them to figure out I am running Linux! lol
 
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Originally Posted By: sicko
I got the same call a few months back. I was bored so I strung them along for 20 minutes, and at some point I was escalated to their boss. I think I got escalated because they thought they really had me. They wanted me to install a VPN connection so they could log in and "fix" my computer for me. I kept challenging them with little questions, simple things like asking them where they are. They would say they're in California, but when I asked why they were in California instead of Redmond Washington where Microsoft's headquarters are, they would just get confused and tell me "NO, we are from Microsoft Technical Support, we are trying to help you from hackers." At one point I put them on speaker phone and kept the conversation going with them while I urinated as loudly as possible into the bowl. ...not my finest hour, but I was having fun with them. You could tell he was uncomfortable having the conversation like that. Eventually I got bored and started asking them more questions like asking how he sleeps at night knowing he tries to make a living ripping people off. He kept insisting he's from Microsoft, and I kept telling him that I'm not stupid, I know he's not from Microsoft and I just wanted to know how he sleeps at night when he doesn't do anything he can be proud of. I just kept asking him questions like that and telling him he's pathetic, he kept insisting he's from Microsoft and eventually got tired of my berating him and hung up on me. Obviously I feel this reflects poorly on Microsoft that their employees would hang up on me when they know my computer is being attacked by hackers (/sarcasm).
LOL I stroked them a bit differently and had the super call me back. I think I was on with the poor fool close to an hour. I've gotten that call four times now. I had a blast, when I was done with the guy he was probably bald from ripping his hair out. The longest call lasted close to an hour and was followed up by "his Supervisor," lololollol. I made like I was a total fool, first mixing up the letters he gave me to type in, being dyslexic. Then he gave me a website to type in, so I did a bit of typing, waited, then I started screaming I had young kids in the room and he took me to a porn site. I later told him I had a call to take, put him on hold for ten minutes, accidentally [intentionally] hung up, he called back. I did it again. I asked if my computer had a virus, he said yes a bad one. I asked if it was PC-Bola, PC-Coli, or PC-Sars, and whatever else came to this twisted mind, he replied no. I made it like my computer was so F'ked up that he offered to send someone to the house. He needed a credit card # to do that. LOL At that point I was done playing. I asked him how he liked getting jerked around and told him to F himself. I anxiously await the call from the IRS, or another MSFT caller. It's a great way to kill time between appointments.
 
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