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How can I scare Indian telephone scammers?

Discussion in 'General Freewheeling Chit-Chat' started by Charlie Prime, Dec 13, 2014.



  1. Charlie Prime

    Charlie Prime Paranormal Adept

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    A guy in India just called and tried to get me to run malicious software on my computer. He claimed to be "from Microsoft in California". I acted stupid and played along because I'm kinda bored today.

    First he had me look at my Windows Event Viewer (eventvwr at the command line which will show your system logs). He told me all the errors and warnings listed there were hackers accessing my personal data. (They are not.)

    Next, he had me go to AnyDesk - The World's Fastest Remote Desktop Application and install that.

    At this point I asked why his parents did not teach him better morals than to cheat people, and if he wanted to live his next life as a dog due to bad karma from committing evil acts. He hung up on me. I enjoyed seeing how long I could keep him on the hook.

    Any of you guys familiar with Indian culture? What is something supernatural they fear?

    I scared a Craigslist scammer by getting him to recite for me in Latin a prayer to ha-Satan.

    What is something similar I could do to Indian scammers?
     
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  2. stonehart

    stonehart Paranormal Adept

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    Got no ideas on how to help but I do have a friend who freaked one of them out buy telling him (the scammer) where he was. and if I remember right he managed to call them back when they hung up.. no idea how he did it but will ask when he is back home at xmas..
    Then again he is a network god.. We call him the Guru for good reason.

    I have only had them call me once here and after the initial bullshit they spout I told him that since I am using Linux I guess I don't have any problems. :p:p:p
     
  3. Charlie Prime

    Charlie Prime Paranormal Adept

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    Please do ask him how he back-traced them. I wish to learn how to accomplish that. I also earn my daily bread as a Sysadmin Demigod.

    I have 50 numbers blocked on my home landline, most from political robo-callers. This call from India I could not block because the caller I.D. gave no number. It only said "Out of Area".

    I never got this many telemarketing calls until I switched my home landline to our local cable company. I believe they immediately sold my number when I made the switch. I intend to call them Monday and ask what "Out of Area" means.

    I run Debian on my home network, but keep a copy of Windows 7 on an old laptop for use with the OBD II scanner I use to fix my cars. That horrific scanner software won't run in Virtual Machine. I doubt we will ever be able to avoid proprietary software completely.

    I heard Indians dislike cats. Does anyone know if that is true?
     
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  4. mike

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    I friend of mine asked "do you need me to open windows ?"
    when they said yes, he said hang on and made them wait ten mins.
    When he picked up the phone again he said OK ive opened all my windows, should i open the doors too ?

    The guy said no on your computer, he said i dont have a computer.

    Another one i use is

    "Sir i am cautioned to mind you, my name is detective inspector keith simpson of the australian federal police, this number is on the do not call register. hold the line while we trace your number"
     
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    Call the R.P.D. unit.:D
     
  7. stonehart

    stonehart Paranormal Adept

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    Will do when I see him.. beats the hell out of me how he did it.. some people have mad skills Charlie and I am not one of them :(
     
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    Caller: your computer is infected with malware.
    Me: what one I own two.
    Caller: bolth
    Me: what OS is in question?
    Caller: windows 7
    Me: impossible one computer is a mac the other is run on lynix.
     
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    Something similar happened to us some years ago. I remember screaming down the phone at him, saying I'd be getting the CID on to them and that he should never ever try calling again. I came across really crazy-lady! It worked. They quit calling :)
     
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    When you hear the Indian voice just reply ''this had better be good i was in the middle of having sex, i am stood here baby naked, and have a boner i could play baseball with, now what do YOU want''.

    If she says Dr Khan will see you friday morning 10am, you know ya messed up.
     
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    When ever there's a long delay on the phone I strike first. Bung on the Indian accent and announce "Hello. This is Bernard from Microsoft. I'm calling to inform you that your computer is infected with pornography..." I've never gotten further than that with any scammer before they hang up.
     
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    Irreligious Survivalist Paranormal Adept

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