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      May 22nd, 11, 1:45 AM
You can play this computer game without switching on your computer. The aim
is to see how long you can keep someone talking on the phone and to see how
many times you can get them to call back. My record is 21 minutes and six
call backs.

During the past year you would be fortunate not to have had at least one
call from a male or female with an Indian accent who is interested in
infecting your computer with a virus, so that s/he can charge you a fortune
for removing it. I have received more than a dozen, and on Friday I had
four calls in less than an hour.

I won't say what my normal response to these calls is, but with the fourth
on Friday I decided to get my own back. I was sitting in the living room
watching a pair of doves copulate in the garden outside, and had nothing
better to do. The female on the line drew the short straw. I'm not sexist.
She didn't know me from Adam and she wanted to harm me. She was like a
burglar snooping outside, trying to find a way to break in. She was a
criminal, so remember that.

If, by chance, you haven't received one of these calls, the story is that
she is from a computer security organisation associated with Murcoshaft.
Because you are a valued client of Murco, she is on the line to help you
plug a security leak on your computer which has become apparent through your
internet traffic. This is the time to express amazement and pretend you're
a bit thick and unfamiliar with computers. Don't worry, she will talk you
through it.

At the best of times, I have difficulty understanding Indian accents on the
phone, so it's easy to take up time by asking her to repeat things. Yes, I
tell her, my computer is switched on and I can see the screen, even though
I'm still watching the randy doves. By now, this woman has the scent of
dollars in her nostrils, so she's very patient with my failings however
thick I pretend to be.

Her aim at this point is to convince me that my machine is infected. To do
this she talks me through a 15 minute pantomime to bring up the 'event
viewer'. The event viewer on a W box contains mostly junk, but she doesn't
know I know that. She asks me to scroll down the items and tell her what I
see. I tell her I see a couple of red error items and half a dozen yellow
warnings. She tells me that they are signs of infection which my anti-virus
program can't delete. They will slow down my computer until it comes to a
grinding halt. I express horror, plead with her to help me, then I put down
the phone. Five seconds later she's back on the line. Thank goodness, I
say. Who is the one on the hook?

She now wants me to bring up the 'run' dialogue and type in an instruction
to run internet explorer with a URL that will take me to a site where she
can prepare me for infection. As I fumble and hang up the phone repeatedly,
she keeps calling back. O.K., so it's not much of a computer game, but for
21 minutes I prevented her from trying to infect someone else. Maybe it was
you?


 
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      May 22nd, 11, 3:19 AM
Doc Shenley wrote:
> You can play this computer game without switching on your computer. The
> aim is to see how long you can keep someone talking on the phone
> and to see how many times you can get them to call back. My record
> is 21 minutes and six call backs.
>


Pffft, amatuer... 47 minutes and a call back from the same person.

It's really quite easy to string them along. One clown realised he had been
played and I asked him if he made a lot of money he confessed that he did
quite well as the commissions were quite high.



 
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      May 22nd, 11, 3:19 AM
On Sun, 22 May 2011 10:45:59 +1000, "Doc Shenley" <>
wrote:

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>She now wants me to bring up the 'run' dialogue and type in an instruction
>to run internet explorer with a URL that will take me to a site where she
>can prepare me for infection. As I fumble and hang up the phone repeatedly,
>she keeps calling back. O.K., so it's not much of a computer game, but for
>21 minutes I prevented her from trying to infect someone else. Maybe it was
>you?


They are also using white pages to call you and get a" bank survey"
ask about what you think of your bank (getting bank name) first then a
few weeks later ring you up with something "We are calling from the
NAB and have found we are overcharging you and wish to organize a
refund. Please verify your Name and birth date. Thank you now, your
password"
Also gettinf SMS's that you have won a $2000 Blackberry wich allow
them to charge your mobile account (This seems to be run from
imformation given by your provider)
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      May 22nd, 11, 4:06 AM
Petzl wrote:

> On Sun, 22 May 2011 10:45:59 +1000, "Doc Shenley" <>
> wrote:
>
> >
> > She now wants me to bring up the 'run' dialogue and type in an instruction
> > to run internet explorer with a URL that will take me to a site where she
> > can prepare me for infection. As I fumble and hang up the phone repeatedly,
> > she keeps calling back. O.K., so it's not much of a computer game, but for
> > 21 minutes I prevented her from trying to infect someone else. Maybe it was
> > you?

>
> They are also using white pages to call you and get a" bank survey"
> ask about what you think of your bank (getting bank name) first then a
> few weeks later ring you up with something "We are calling from the
> NAB and have found we are overcharging you and wish to organize a
> refund. Please verify your Name and birth date. Thank you now, your
> password"
> Also gettinf SMS's that you have won a $2000 Blackberry wich allow
> them to charge your mobile account (This seems to be run from
> imformation given by your provider)



What really pisses them of is a few loud "who", "what", "where", "which company" response, and then after they repeat everything about four or five times tell them "I can't understand a word you're saying".

They then have to repeat it all again.

You can hear the level of frustration as their voices go up a few octaves.

Then just tell they're a bunch of scamming c##ts and to f##k off.

Unlikely to ring back.



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      May 22nd, 11, 4:26 AM
On 22-May-2011 10:45 AM, Doc Shenley wrote:
> You can play this computer game without switching on your computer. The aim
> is to see how long you can keep someone talking on the phone and to see how
> many times you can get them to call back. My record is 21 minutes and six
> call backs.
>
> During the past year you would be fortunate not to have had at least one
> call from a male or female with an Indian accent who is interested in
> infecting your computer with a virus, so that s/he can charge you a fortune
> for removing it. I have received more than a dozen, and on Friday I had
> four calls in less than an hour.
>
> I won't say what my normal response to these calls is, but with the fourth
> on Friday I decided to get my own back. I was sitting in the living room
> watching a pair of doves copulate in the garden outside, and had nothing
> better to do. The female on the line drew the short straw. I'm not sexist.
> She didn't know me from Adam and she wanted to harm me. She was like a
> burglar snooping outside, trying to find a way to break in. She was a
> criminal, so remember that.
>
> If, by chance, you haven't received one of these calls, the story is that
> she is from a computer security organisation associated with Murcoshaft.
> Because you are a valued client of Murco, she is on the line to help you
> plug a security leak on your computer which has become apparent through your
> internet traffic. This is the time to express amazement and pretend you're
> a bit thick and unfamiliar with computers. Don't worry, she will talk you
> through it.
>
> At the best of times, I have difficulty understanding Indian accents on the
> phone, so it's easy to take up time by asking her to repeat things. Yes, I
> tell her, my computer is switched on and I can see the screen, even though
> I'm still watching the randy doves. By now, this woman has the scent of
> dollars in her nostrils, so she's very patient with my failings however
> thick I pretend to be.
>
> Her aim at this point is to convince me that my machine is infected. To do
> this she talks me through a 15 minute pantomime to bring up the 'event
> viewer'. The event viewer on a W box contains mostly junk, but she doesn't
> know I know that. She asks me to scroll down the items and tell her what I
> see. I tell her I see a couple of red error items and half a dozen yellow
> warnings. She tells me that they are signs of infection which my anti-virus
> program can't delete. They will slow down my computer until it comes to a
> grinding halt. I express horror, plead with her to help me, then I put down
> the phone. Five seconds later she's back on the line. Thank goodness, I
> say. Who is the one on the hook?
>
> She now wants me to bring up the 'run' dialogue and type in an instruction
> to run internet explorer with a URL that will take me to a site where she
> can prepare me for infection. As I fumble and hang up the phone repeatedly,
> she keeps calling back. O.K., so it's not much of a computer game, but for
> 21 minutes I prevented her from trying to infect someone else. Maybe it was
> you?


hehe.. good one!

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Pete
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"We don't have to propose an alternative to their stuff-ups, we just have to get rid of them" - Barnaby Joyce

"If Gillard shut down our economy completely and shot every burping cow, the temperature by 2100 would fall just 0.01 degrees. All pain, no gain"

"We calculate that the impact of legislative actions being considered on the global temperature is essentially imperceptible" - Prof. J. R. Christy, lead author for the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

"If the world as a whole cut ALL emissions tomorrow, the average temperature of the planet's not going to drop for several hundred years, perhaps over on thousand years" - Tim Flannery, Climate Commissioner

"There will be no carbon tax under a government I lead" - Juliar Gillard, unworthy PM of Oz

"Certainly what we reject is this hysterical allegation that we are somehow moving towards a carbon tax" - Wayne Swan, Deputy PM and Federal Treasurer

"Julia has had 5 positions on carbon price/ETS/Carbon Tax in 12 mths: Support ETS, Dump ETS, Support cprice, oppose tax, support tax. This IS the REAL Julia!"

"Wayne Swan says the floods are our biggest finacial disaster. He's wrong. Federal Labor is our biggest financial disaster- ever!"

"Julia finally got something right. Older people don't vote Labor, because they have seen too many incompetent, mismanaging, money-wasting Labor governments"

"The best that can be said of Julia Gillard is that she makes Kevin Rudd look good"

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      May 22nd, 11, 5:06 AM

"Doc Shenley" <> wrote in message
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> You can play this computer game without switching on your computer. The
> aim is to see how long you can keep someone talking on the phone and to
> see how many times you can get them to call back. My record is 21 minutes
> and six call backs.
>
> During the past year you would be fortunate not to have had at least one
> call from a male or female with an Indian accent who is interested in
> infecting your computer with a virus, so that s/he can charge you a
> fortune for removing it. I have received more than a dozen, and on Friday
> I had four calls in less than an hour.
>
> I won't say what my normal response to these calls is, but with the fourth
> on Friday I decided to get my own back. I was sitting in the living room
> watching a pair of doves copulate in the garden outside, and had nothing
> better to do. The female on the line drew the short straw. I'm not
> sexist. She didn't know me from Adam and she wanted to harm me. She was
> like a burglar snooping outside, trying to find a way to break in. She
> was a criminal, so remember that.
>
> If, by chance, you haven't received one of these calls, the story is that
> she is from a computer security organisation associated with Murcoshaft.
> Because you are a valued client of Murco, she is on the line to help you
> plug a security leak on your computer which has become apparent through
> your internet traffic. This is the time to express amazement and pretend
> you're a bit thick and unfamiliar with computers. Don't worry, she will
> talk you through it.
>
> At the best of times, I have difficulty understanding Indian accents on
> the phone, so it's easy to take up time by asking her to repeat things.
> Yes, I tell her, my computer is switched on and I can see the screen, even
> though I'm still watching the randy doves. By now, this woman has the
> scent of dollars in her nostrils, so she's very patient with my failings
> however thick I pretend to be.
>
> Her aim at this point is to convince me that my machine is infected. To
> do this she talks me through a 15 minute pantomime to bring up the 'event
> viewer'. The event viewer on a W box contains mostly junk, but she
> doesn't know I know that. She asks me to scroll down the items and tell
> her what I see. I tell her I see a couple of red error items and half a
> dozen yellow warnings. She tells me that they are signs of infection
> which my anti-virus program can't delete. They will slow down my computer
> until it comes to a grinding halt. I express horror, plead with her to
> help me, then I put down the phone. Five seconds later she's back on the
> line. Thank goodness, I say. Who is the one on the hook?
>
> She now wants me to bring up the 'run' dialogue and type in an instruction
> to run internet explorer with a URL that will take me to a site where she
> can prepare me for infection. As I fumble and hang up the phone
> repeatedly, she keeps calling back. O.K., so it's not much of a computer
> game, but for 21 minutes I prevented her from trying to infect someone
> else. Maybe it was you?

Maybe I should be polite and thank them instead of telling them what I think
of their scam. Never know 47 mins eh? Could try that, would have to dumb
down to Woddles level though.....


 
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      May 22nd, 11, 9:50 AM
> What really pisses them of is a few loud "who", "what", "where", "which
> company" response, and then after they repeat everything about four or
> five times tell them "I can't understand a word you're saying".
> They then have to repeat it all again.
> You can hear the level of frustration as their voices go up a few octaves.
> Then just tell they're a bunch of scamming c##ts and to f##k off.
> Unlikely to ring back.




No, the same one may not ring back - but others will. :-)


 
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      May 22nd, 11, 11:30 AM

"Clocky" <> wrote in message
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> Doc Shenley wrote:
>> You can play this computer game without switching on your computer. The
>> aim is to see how long you can keep someone talking on the phone
>> and to see how many times you can get them to call back. My record
>> is 21 minutes and six call backs.
>>

>
> Pffft, amatuer... 47 minutes and a call back from the same person.


I should have said - a minute scores one point, a call back scores ten
points.

>
> It's really quite easy to string them along. One clown realised he had
> been played and I asked him if he made a lot of money he confessed that he
> did quite well as the commissions were quite high.
>
>
>



 
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