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St3
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Registered: ‎13-07-2012

international calls

just had a guy on the phone telling me he was fro microsoft and that pc has a virus, he then tried to get me to do things with my pc... but i pld him along and kept him on the phone for 17 mins. Tricking him into thinking i had hearing problems.
anywayz just out of intrest i wont get billed for accepting his call will i ?
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James
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Re: international calls

Nope - We would have heard by now if this actually happened.  There's been a few stories about this scam on these fora in the past.
St3
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Re: international calls

this is the second time this guy rang me in 2 weeks, im 100% sure it was the same person last time, and he asked me the same questions
198kHz
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Re: international calls

Quote from: ukste20
anywayz just out of intrest i wont get billed for accepting his call will i ?

Incoming call - no charge - no worries.  Smiley
Full marks for wasting his time though.  Grin
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Anotherone
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Re: international calls

Yep, whilst you are winding the scammer up and wasting his time, he's not taking advantage of some poor gullible individual!
mapletree
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Registered: ‎28-07-2007

Re: international calls

Kudos for wasting their time.  My time is too precious to me to do this though.  I just hang up, although I rarely answer international/unavailable calls.