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Just been told to F##k O## by a scammer

bertmay
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Just been told to F##k O## by a scammer

Had a scammer on the phone blabbing on about microsoft, so played along giving silly answers, he kept ploughing on asking me to do stuff, which didn't do, I even hang up on him, phone rang back & it was him again, in the end I told him he was a liar & a scammer, this broke his patter & he told me to FO & he hung up. It's brightened my day no end

Bye

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Champnet
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Re: Just been told to F##k O## by a scammer

If you have his phone number check him out here 

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@bertmay wrote:

...in the end I told him he was a liar & a scammer, this broke his patter & he told me to FO & he hung up. It's brightened my day no end


Excellent - good work.  😎

I had a similar experience a while back, playing the fake MS guy along for twenty minutes or so. Eventually I asked him what his mother thought about him conning vulnerable people out of money, at which point he launched into a frenzied, screaming volley of abuse, claiming he knew my IP address and threatening to trash my computer.

The more I laughed the more deranged he became. As you say, it really brightens one's day.  😄


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Re: Just been told to F##k O## by a scammer

Never had anyone phone me up about my computer having problems.... so I have missed out on all that fun !.Cry

Although... if some idiot did manage to get me on the phone... I expect I could play along a bit... as I`m almost deaf. and would have to keep asking him to repeat slowly what he said, so I could understand him... Cheesy

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Re: Just been told to F##k O## by a scammer

We keep getting the recorded message "We're going to disconnect your broadband in the next 24-48 hours, due to whatever reason"

 

Noticed a lot of callers using Covid as an excuse. 

"Your maintenance contract for your washing machine is about to expire, I can renew it for you " 

"Send me a new contract"   

"Can't do that, Government Covid restrictions don't allow it"   

"I find that hard to believe, did you make it up ? Bye..."

 

Alex
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Re: Just been told to F##k O## by a scammer

They used to try it on with my parents, who used to say:

"Really? My son has a degree in IT and he would tell us if there was".
Used to shut them up pretty quickly. 🙂 

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Re: Just been told to F##k O## by a scammer


@Alex wrote:

They used to try it on with my parents, who used to say:

"Really? My son has a degree in IT and he would tell us if there was". 


You've mentioned your sister before @Alex  but that's the first time we had any idea you had a brother!  Wink Cheesy Thumbs_Up

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Re: Just been told to F##k O## by a scammer

Ages ago I got the standard call about problems on my computer, all I needed to do was log into some website.

Told them I had got all sorts of financial things on my computer so could they sent someone to fix it.

Said I could do it by logging in to their website but I insisted they send someone around, I did not care how much it cost….

Admitted their company was abroad….

No problem I can arrange for someone to pick you up and fly you across to the uk and pay for all expenses, they can stay in the Dorchester at my expense…..can you let me have your firms bank account details so I can forward some money to you…

Actually went away to get her boss to speak to me….didn’t take him long to twig I was wasting their time, called me a idiot, said I thought that was good coming from someone who would be paying for this call…

 

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Alex
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Re: Just been told to F##k O## by a scammer

Well yes I do have a sister and my parents were referring to me.
No I don't have a brother.

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Re: Just been told to F##k O## by a scammer

No bother.

😀

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Re: Just been told to F##k O## by a scammer

There's an American guy on YouTube who has learnt some choice phrases in Hindi which he uses to good effect when scammers start being abusive to him.

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Re: Just been told to F##k O## by a scammer

I don't get scam calls because I'm ex directory on the landline AND on TPS.

Back when I was on Talk Talk for Landline and Fibre, I used to regularly battle with the Indian call centre staff who didn't understand my strong Sheffield accent, until the day I was able to give 30 days notice without paying termination fees I told them to sod off and I was giving my loot to Plusnet, with UK call centres.

I did the same about 2 and half years ago when I was on Virgin Mobile, their Foreign call centre was doing my head in, so I told them to do one and went on Three.

In September I will be giving 30 days notice to Three and going on either GiffGaff or Plusnet Mobile for the 30 day rolling contract where if it turns out to be bobbins, I'm not tied in for 2 years.

 

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Re: Just been told to F##k O## by a scammer

I'm ex-directory and registered on the TPS and I get scam calls...or should I say my TrueCall gets them.

Not very many though.

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Re: Just been told to F##k O## by a scammer

Given today's technology and database systems I would guess anyone with a landline is likely to receive 'nuisance' calls.

I'm waiting to see mobiles hit the same way, calls would be very interesting to eavesdrop on public transport.........

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Re: Just been told to F##k O## by a scammer

@Champnet Already being worked on - see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STIR/SHAKEN

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