Re: Dirty Scammers
Mum and I have an ongoing competition for how long we can keep these muppets on the phone. Currently, she's winning - and she doesn't even have a computer! :D
My favourite call was quite brief, though, and still makes me laugh! As I recall, it went roughly as follows:
Scammer: (heavy Indian accent) Ma'am this is David and I'm calling from BT, how are you today?
Me: (opting for the bright and breezy approach) Awake!
Scammer: Ma'am, the reason I am calling is that we are worried about your internet, for the past few nights it has been sending us error messages which indicate to us it is being used illegally at night, do you understand?
Me: (thoughtfully) Riiight...
Scammer: Ma'am, we're talking about your router, OK? It's been hacked, OK?
Me: (energetically) Oh, right! Hang on, I work in IT, let me check the logs!
Scammer: You're an IT professional?
Scammer: Right. I am talking to Mrs <surname>, yes?
Me: No! (Not married, and not going to correct them!)
Scammer: (confused, talking loudly to self) Then who the hell are *YOU*?
Me: (trying not to laugh) Well, that's not very polite for this time in a morning!
Scammer: (realises he said the last sentance out loud, not in his head!) >click<