Once, Twice, Thirty Times A Scam

| Working | February 22, 2017

(The phone rings.)

Caller: “Hi, this is Windows technical department. I am calling you because there is a problem with your computer. It has viruses th—“

Me: “Wait, I am sitting at my computer. Just a minute.”

Caller: “Okay.”

Me: “Let me pull up Google and check this out.”

Caller: “You do not need to check. This is Windows technical depart—“

Me: “I entered ‘Windows technical department phone call’ into Google and I have the first ten hits and everyone of them has the word ‘Scam’ in it. Why is that?”

Caller: “This is not a scam; this is the Windows technical department and I—“

Me: “Okay, let’s look at the next ten hits. Yep, they all say ‘Scam’ and so do the next ten.”

Caller: “This is not a scam; this is the Windows technical department and I—“

Me: “Yep, you do seem to be on script. However I have Google telling me thirty times that you are a scam and some random phone guy telling me that he is not. I think I will believe Google.”

Caller: “You cannot prove that this is a scam and—“

Me: “I do not have to prove anything; you called me. What can you prove?”

Caller: “This is Windows technical department. I am calling you because there is a problem with your computer. It has viruses th—“

Me: “So back to the beginning of the script. Sorry, I have better things to do.” *hang up*

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