[Gllug] Phone scam?

Andrew Farnsworth farnsaw at stonedoor.com
Sat Apr 16 03:17:22 UTC 2011

On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 1:31 PM, Dennis Furey <dennis at basis.uklinux.net>wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 03:10:23PM +0100, John wrote:
> >
> > If you get bored ask them if they can see the Ling Liang school out
> > of their office window. At this point the Supervisor, who you will
> > be talking to if you keep them on for over ten minutes will panic
> > and hang up.
> >
> ...
> >
> > Normally the call is over in under ten minutes. If you get lucky
> > (play them a Windows start up tune helps) and you move up the levels
> > you can get them to stay on for longer.
> >
> > Not that I am keeping a score with myself or anything so childish,
> > but one lunchtime I managed to get 54 minutes before they gave up in
> > frustration because my imaginary Windows machine did not do anything
> > on their website.
> You're a man after my own heart.

Indeed!  Mine too.  Keep these people along with telemarketers busy as long
as you can.  The more time they spend with you the less profitable the
company is and the less money the person on the call makes.  Telemarketers
especially are paid either a per call basis or must meet a quota of AAA
calls per hour or they don't get paid or paid much less.  A "sale" call will
also meet their quota for them, so stringing them along and keeping them on
the line so long they cannot possibly make quota for the hour / day is best.
 If everyone did this they would just stop calling.

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