Scam scam scam scam (to the tune of the Skol advert)
I love these scam calls. I consider it my civic duty to waste as much of their time as possible. I've had the 'We're from Microsoft' call more than a few times and kept them on the line for upwards of half an hour (I do a really good 'old man' voice, which is getting more and more genuine, sadly) and then when I get bored or they get dangerously close to doing something, well, dangerous, I drop the 30 years in IT hammer on them and exhort them to procreate with the nearest goat.
Then there's the 'accident that wasn't your fault' calls. You have to con the voice recognition system first before you get a human to abuse. Civic duty again there too...
And only the other day I had 'Carphone Warehouse' calling me. On a number that Carphone Warehouse definitely don't have. Transctipt:
Him. Hi. I'm calling you from Carphone Warehouse.
Me. [after a bit of spiel] Do you know my name?
Him. I don't need to know your name. The government has given me your number.
Me. [slightly surprised at the brazenness] The government hasn't given me your number. That would be illegal.
Him. [getting flustered] Yes they did. They gave me your number.
Me. I *work* for the government.