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  1.    22 Aug 2015 #11
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Penn's Woods
    Posts : 1,287
    Windows 10 Home

    Quote Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
    It's definitely a scam, I normally ask what they are wearing and let it go down hill from there
    LOL. I'll try to keep that in mind for the next time IF I have time to "fool" with them!
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  2.    22 Aug 2015 #12
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Standish, Lancashire
    Posts : 6,099
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    My rule is if they call you then they are fair game for whatever you can throw at them!!!
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  3.    22 Aug 2015 #13
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 10,612
    Windows 10 IoT

    Some times I'll just say Computer? I don't own a computer. Long silence, click. Or oh, you work for Microsoft too. Quick click. If I'm in a bad mode I'll try to keep them on the line as long as possible and act like I haven't a clue how a computer works.
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  4.    22 Aug 2015 #14
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    Posts : 362
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Also, don't believe Caller ID labels, they can be spoofed (made to show false info).
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  5.    22 Aug 2015 #15
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Nine Mile Falls WA
    Posts : 516
    win 10 pro x64

    That's why i always revers the number and get the address, but i also no specifically if its them calling me as i scheduled the call for a time and a day. . I usually tell the idiots calling me pretending like they are support, that wow i don't own a windows computer i have Linux based pc, so sorry can't help you.
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  6.    22 Aug 2015 #16
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 24
    Windows 10 Pro (64Bit)

    It happened to me a few years ago
    What I did was picked up the phone and said thanks for calling and I kept them on the phone for about 30Min going threw a long problem that I did not have; then I said go to hell and I slammed the phone down.
    They never called me back that was a few years ago when I had a Spoofed HP Tech Support Case Manager calling me and I knew it was not them because I had already settled my problem with the case manager two weeks before that.

    There goal is to get Credit Card Numbers and other stuff so be careful
    and what I would do since they are impersonating a company like that I would contact MS and let them know so they can take action if needed.
    I did that with HP and they logged it for me
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