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    Re: Online PC Care Scam

    It was a different person than yesterday. This one claimed to be named "David"

    He was very interested in arguing with me after I mentioned reporting him to the police but did still actually try to get me to continue turning on my computer. lol I paused for a moment to ask him why he was arguing with me... informing him that I was arguing to prevent a recall.

    He also lectured me on how I should be more focused on enjoying the life God gave me. So it was also a religious house call. He wouldn't promise they wouldn't call me again as he didn't actually know how they got my phone number.

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    oh, I did point out that I had been enjoying my God given life until they phoned yesterday and had returned to enjoying until they called me twice again today. He was actively interfering with God's good plan for my life.

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    I'm pretty sure it was these guys who finally got fined.
    CRTC fines telemarketers for do-not-call violations - Business - CBC News

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    Life is a Highway. Let's share the Commute.

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    Re: Online PC Care Scam

    been happening here for ages .
    "It requires strength of character to act upon one's ideas; it requires no less strength of character to resist being seduced by them."

    Lord grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and the Wisdom to hide the bodies of the people I may have to kill because they P*** me off

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    Re: Online PC Care Scam

    It's nothing new... gmc and myself did threads on this ages ago...

    The best was from my husband who upon picking the phone up and realsing It was them again said:

    " I could be better.... I just lost my job, my wife left me for another man, my house Is about to be re-possessed, the balliffs have taken all my furnature, I just wrote my car off and my dog has just been run over........In fact, I'm thinking of suicide... now.... do you have time to talk?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oscar View Post
    It's nothing new... gmc and myself did threads on this ages ago...

    The best was from my husband who upon picking the phone up and realsing It was them again said:

    " I could be better.... I just lost my job, my wife left me for another man, my house Is about to be re-possessed, the balliffs have taken all my furnature, I just wrote my car off and my dog has just been run over........In fact, I'm thinking of suicide... now.... do you have time to talk?

    Never heard from them again.
    This thread was from a year ago, the CRTC charges happened yesterday, which makes it "news". And I rather think the guy in the OP video was funnier than your husband's ploy. I just like seeing them made to talk in circles over and over again trying to avoid facts.

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    Re: Online PC Care Scam

    I think we've all had them and we can all pat ourselves on the back for out-smarting them.

    I used to just be as belligerent as possible...

    Hello, your PC has been running slowly
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    It's taking a long time to download
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    Just recalled.... my neighbour got rid of one rapidly after asking him 'What are you wearing'?
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    Re: Online PC Care Scam

    I had about 12 calls from these people despite having forced them to hang up on me every time. Reported them to the fraud site immediately (over a year ago now) I even had one of their call people trying to contact me personally while he was at work so I could help him figure out how to find a better job. He had to keep hanging up though because they monitor the callers on regular walk bys. He only had about three minutes per call to try and talk and spent most of it asking me if this was a good time to talk.

    Ultimately, what we want is to have the organizers of these operations charged with fraud... which is what the news is indicating may happen. That's a kind of "happy maker" and they seem to be addressing why it took them so long to be able to fine the jerks.

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    Re: Online PC Care Scam

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    What's sad is that for every one of these gotcha moments, probably hundreds of folks are being had.

    I regularly have employees whose home computer is telling them it found all these errors and that they need to 'click here to fix'. some actually fall for it and buy and the others end up bringing me their machine to fix for them, once it asks for payment information.
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