Someone in work asked me about this kind of scam the other day and a few others have also asked in my time at my current school as well as several friends and family, I primarily use Linux (windows now and again for gaming/iphone stuff) and havent ever received a call so I cant play with the people and taunt them:( , these comantra scams are seemingly increasing with their attempts lately I have noticed.
In a way I think its a good thing that they have people like me in work to ask about stuff like this, the last one to ask was obviously worried as their teenage son had taken the call when both parents were at work, he thinks he may have been sucked in a bit, and its a shared family computer in their home so he was a bit concerned.
I explained the premise that none of these companies would ever call you unsolicited with any problems that you have like this, but its worrying that this stuff is on the rise again.
I was plagued by these scammers - up to the point where their calls were so abusive I ended up having my phone number changed. It's horrible. My advice is not to get into dialogue with them. Tell them they have the wrong number and hang up. I have since invested in 'Anonymous caller reject' on my phone line...
All you need to say is "This is a private line for the Government how did you get this number ?" you see them hang up..... quick sharp!
I really want to try this one :rolleyes: A Classic so apologies to those that have heard it before.
That is the best thing I've ever seen... I feel a small script-writing session coming on to make sure I have enough info to carry it off...
Originally Posted by alan-d