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    Quite used to them as we all are, but on Friday the criminals took it to another level

    Had a call from "not BT" regarding with how my IP address "had gone public". When I questioned their "morals", they replied hoping I "die a horrible death".

    Water off a ducks back for me, but Christ how does this affect the elderly ?

    I think I've posted on here before how I used to keep them going as a tactic. Waste their time and they don't ring back.

    However last time I tried that I received a few minutes later claiming to to be from the "UK Police Agency" claiming I'd been reported for a crime.

    Blimey, they've got nasty.
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      Just pretend you've got tourettes, that'll sort them, won't get a word in at all!!

      On a serious side, I never answer any calls, that are not on our contact list.
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      Had that BT call a few months ago, the last of a series of them. Once I was certain it was crooks, I launched into a monologue of abuse, not giving the wnkr a second to respond. I genuinely never do stuff like that, it was theraputic in a way.
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      Give them a false account number etc when they ask for the three digits on back of card, say 8 9 10 or 12 14 17. You'll get some choice words fired back at you but my god you'll feel better for it.

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      I hung up on a scammer the other day and he phoned me back and told me to go to hell - so I told him to eff himself.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Brian Parsons View Post
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      Give them a false account number etc when they ask for the three digits on back of card, say 8 9 10 or 12 14 17. You'll get some choice words fired back at you but my god you'll feel better for it.

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      I was interviewed on the radio about it a few years ago, my usual tactic is to keep them talking which tends to work - they don't like time wasters.

      This however was something quite different. I changed my opinion of thinking that the callers were usually just caught up in a scam but after Friday I've realised they are simply criminals with all the rest.
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      Quote Originally Posted by AmexRuislip View Post
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      Just pretend you've got tourettes, that'll sort them, won't get a word in at all!!

      On a serious side, I never answer any calls, that are not on our contact list.
      Absolutely this. If it's genuine, they will leave a message. I also Google the number in case they call again, but they seem to make up new numbers every time now.
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      We got a call on Friday, My wife answered. "Guy wants to talk about our computer problems?

      Me: "Oh yes, this isn't the usual 300 accidents I have had in the last 2 weeks that weren't my fault, I will take this one"

      Indian guy. Very poor English. Started shouting "What do you see on your screen?"

      After a while, I got bored so I said "Look pal, I am an IT professional, I am a Unix Systems administrator, which Operating System are you concerned with?"

      He replied "I have never heard of a Unix, what is an operating system? and promptly put the phone down on me

      Which was a shame, I was only warming up.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Blackadder View Post
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      We got a call on Friday, My wife answered. "Guy wants to talk about our computer problems?

      Me: "Oh yes, this isn't the usual 300 accidents I have had in the last 2 weeks that weren't my fault, I will take this one"

      Indian guy. Very poor English. Started shouting "What do you see on your screen?"

      After a while, I got bored so I said "Look pal, I am an IT professional, I am a Unix Systems administrator, which Operating System are you concerned with?"

      He replied "I have never heard of a Unix, what is an operating system? and promptly put the phone down on me

      Which was a shame, I was only warming up.
      Sorry that was me. Apologies for any confusion caused.
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      Sorry that was me. Apologies for any confusion caused.
      You were missed today.

      We still won.
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