Phone Spam - a PSA

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The following is true story, because I swear I can't make this shit up.
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*ring ring*

Me: Hullo?

Heavily Accented Male Voice: Hello?

Me: Yes, hello?

HAMV: Yes, this is Tim Humanastanislaw.

Me: Yes, what can I do for you?

HAMV: I'm from Microsoft Technical Support.

Me: Really.

HAMV: Yes. Microsoft Technical Support.

Me: Well, what can I do for you? Because I can assure you that you're not returning my call.

HAMV: Um, yes. I'm calling because a computer in your home is sending error messages to our technical support center saying it's INFECTED.

Me: HAHAHA!

HAMV: Every day. We get messages every day. Saying it's INFECTED.

Me: HAHAHA! I'll be sure and tell our in-house IT Support Technician.  ::snort::

*click*
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The moral of this PSA: Don't be a Pakled. Learn a little something about the technology that you use on a regular basis, so that you won't be victimized by reprehensible tools looking to take advantage of your ignorance. Seriously.

3 comments:

vince said...

Sadly, these phone calls have been around for a couple of years. I hate spammers of all types.

Thordr said...

if only you could reach through the phone with the Shovel

Megan@MondayMorningMusings said...

Bwahahaha! Good one!