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post #11 of (permalink) Old 11-15-2013, 06:48 PM
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Not interested. I'll be getting my money from that poor Nigerian astronaut any day now and won't have to worry.

Apparently he is now on earth but detained for quarantine in case of alien parasites, but will be released as soon as my good friend Emoko Alabda with gets the funds to pay a small bribe or two. Another 5 grand should do it, and then I'll get my 30% of the $15 million! Talked them up too, at first he only offered 15%!
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post #12 of (permalink) Old 11-15-2013, 07:07 PM
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I applied and Mayor
Rob Ford is sending me the money.
he might be able to hook you up with some other goods too.
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post #13 of (permalink) Old 11-15-2013, 07:14 PM
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Not me. Does anyone else get those calls from someone claiming to be calling from Microsoft wanting to fix your computer? Any amusing responses to them?
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post #14 of (permalink) Old 11-15-2013, 07:19 PM
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no, but get the calls stating I won a cruise, its automated so cant have any fun with it.
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post #15 of (permalink) Old 11-15-2013, 07:36 PM
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Not me. Does anyone else get those calls from someone claiming to be calling from Microsoft wanting to fix your computer? Any amusing responses to them?
Had a few calls like that early this year.

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Those nice people in India are always wanting to help clean up my computer too.
http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/...1/malwarebytes
Have not received spam on CT so far.
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post #17 of (permalink) Old 11-15-2013, 11:14 PM
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For the automated calls, you can just leave the phone off the hook so their system is tied up longer with your call.

I've gone along with the Windows scammers for a while. I then suggest we end our call and that the scammer should call the police and tell them what they're doing. Not very imaginative. A friend went along with it to the point where the security is breached, just to see what they were doing. I don't suggest that unless you have a very good idea of how the computer works.
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Tina is mine you guys ... all mine.
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post #19 of (permalink) Old 11-16-2013, 08:39 AM
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For the automated calls, you can just leave the phone off the hook so their system is tied up longer with your call.

I've gone along with the Windows scammers for a while. I then suggest we end our call and that the scammer should call the police and tell them what they're doing. Not very imaginative. A friend went along with it to the point where the security is breached, just to see what they were doing. I don't suggest that unless you have a very good idea of how the computer works.
The US/ Canada can not prosecute these scammers except in civil court and they may close them down but it is such a lucrative business with hundreds of thousands of people who get swindled and do not realize it till their bank funds are missing.
Spambots on this website compared to being ripped off legally is nothing. Visa will tell you that if you received a service you have to pay. Even if that service destroyed your computer !
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post #20 of (permalink) Old 11-19-2013, 02:58 PM
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I just got another of these calls from the bogus Windows support people. He said my computer had sent them its id number. I repeatedly asked him to give me that number so I could check to see if it was correct. He kept falling back on his script to get me to allow him to connect to my computer. So I accused him of trying to scam me. Eventually HE told ME to f**k off. Made my day.
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