[Gllug] Phone scam?

Richard W.M. Jones rich at annexia.org
Fri Apr 15 14:17:02 UTC 2011

On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 01:21:20PM +0100, Alain Williams wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 01:13:47PM +0100, Sanatan Rai wrote:
> > Have any of you experienced this?
> Yes, I have been getting this for a long time. They usually start by
> saying something like ''... problem with your Windows PC ...''. The
> quickest way of getting rid of them is by saying that I don't have
> any ''Windows PCs'' as I run Linux. I have asked them for name,
> phone number & generally not got far.

No no no no no.

It's "Oh yes I'll just go and get the householder, please wait, he's
in the garden".  Then put the phone on mute and wait.  Record so far
was nearly 5 minutes, although more commonly I only manage 2 mins.

I don't think I'm going to break the 5 minute barrier without
resorting to some sort of recorded message along the lines of "you're
breaking up, can you repeat that ..."


Richard Jones
Red Hat
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