Saturday, February 25, 2012

Phone Scam

I had heard about this scam for awhile, but nothing remotely adventurous ever happens to me so I didn't think more of it.

The guy calling me early this morning spoke broken English in an Indian or Malayan accent and told me he was from a "Microsoft Support partner". I could hear he was in a call-center of sorts because there were many talking around him.

The company had received a warning that my computer had been infected with some really bad virus. I was not to worry though because he was calling to help me remove it from my computer. If I would please start my computer he would help me at once and my computer would be virus free in a few minutes.

I was relieved that I had heard of this scam, so I knew exactly what to do. I thanked him kindly for his amicable offer and told him I had the situation under control. As I said "Goodbye" to him he was shouting at me not to hang up.

If it had been later in the day (phoning before 9 AM on a Saturday morning is criminal. or should be) and I had been more alert I think I would have listened to him and then pretend to start a sex chat with him. I would have begun by telling him he had a sexy voice. Next I would ask what he was wearing and and what his body stats were. After that I would ask him to remove a garment, just for me... etc., etc.


  1. ive had a few ppl asking me about this... they got the call but where sane enough to hang up and not give them any information. if they would call me i would tell them that I infact work for MS and if you did you should know this... or say sorry mate but im on linux or a mac... sexchat hmmm never thought of that hihi
    by the way i got a scam email från "second Life password something team" the other day wanting my password hehe they do it soooooo bad:)

    1. Damn true, and in my e-mail yesterday I got no less than two of those e-mails where some crooked banker in Nigeria wants to "borrow" my bank account to stash millions of USD in for two minutes and then graciously give me a share of 40 % or 45 % of the loot for my "inconvenience"... ;)


If you are overtly offensive or go way off topic your comment may be deleted.

If you see an offensive or spammy comment you believe should be deleted, please inform me and I'll be forever grateful and give you my first born (although, you'll probably not want that).