September 6th, 2013

travel

Scammer, meet Bastard

So, we had a scammer ring us yesterday.  Apparently because our computer was booting up in 2 to 4 seconds, that was proof that our machine had a virus that this Microsoft person had detected.

Also asked did my computer seem to take longer and longer to boot up.  I like the psychology behind this.  Lots of folks sit there waiting for their machine to boot up - so of course it seems to take ages.  Very clever of them to play on that bit of subjective time.


Unfortunately for this scammer, rather than telling him to piss off like I normally do, I had the time to actually keep him going.Collapse )

I can highly recommend the small public service of keeping a scammer busy, if you have the time.  Always meant to do it, and now that I've done it for the first time, it's actually really fun!  I'm already planning more elaborate things, including getting the sound file of an old style modem connecting to the net for when he wants me to connect.  I may have a whole new hobby :)