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Telemarketer just trolled me for no reason, whats going on here?

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posted on May, 19 2015 @ 05:55 PM
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So for about the last 6 months I have been getting these calls from a telemarketer, claiming that they detect a windows based computer being used from my home and that it is having problems. I know this is a complete scam and I always tell them the same thing "I don't have a computer, so how can you be detecting that? The man always replies "uhhhh" then hangs up. I decided the other day that I would bait this guy next time he calls and see what he is trying to get me to omit(s.s., credit card, password), just purely for entertainment on my end because I am bored. He calls today and i'm like yeaaah!!! He gives me the same line as before and this time I act very pleased he called to help me address my non-existent computer issues. He asks if I am having a problem with changing my password on my email, I reply ecstatically "YES I AM HOW DID YOU KNOW THAT!?" but in a sincere tone. Then he says something in a mumbled tone that I could have sworn sounded like, Do you like to F&%$ your mother? I think to my self, he did not say that did he? I say "come again?' He says "do you like to F%$# your mother?" I then reply "no, that's weird" I am very intrigued at this point as to why this guy would blow a deal with a simulated sucker willing to give him what he wanted, so I stay on the line acting as if this is not unusual behavior. I get to talking to about 6 different Indian accented reps saying weird vulgar things but not laughing and not really making sense. I was on the phone for about 20 minutes and then they finally hung up. Is that weird? Has anyone else got called by these guys?



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posted on May, 19 2015 @ 05:58 PM
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a reply to: bananashooter




Is that weird?


it is weird, but weirder IMO that you would listen to them for 20 mins!



posted on May, 19 2015 @ 06:02 PM
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a reply to: bananashooter
I'd say he knew you were trolling him, so he and his friends trolled you back



posted on May, 19 2015 @ 06:06 PM
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I made it sound like I was genuinely interested, how could they have known? If they do this to everybody that sounds interested how is their scam gonna work?



posted on May, 19 2015 @ 06:07 PM
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a reply to: bananashooter

Hey it's me Benji, earlier from today's phone conversation.
I think we got disconnected some how.

Glad our customer service research associates found you on ATS.

Just to follow up on our conversation from earlier, do you like to ##~# #%#% #%#%#%?

Thanks! We'll send out the installment plan in the mail to confirm.



posted on May, 19 2015 @ 06:10 PM
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a reply to: bananashooter

That's awesome. Unless he knew you were on to him, I can't think of one reason he would blow a "sale" like that.

I wonder if they have a Youtube channel somewhere with these being some weird version of a prank call.



posted on May, 19 2015 @ 06:10 PM
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a reply to: bananashooter
Yes , and the only reason I kept it up , I was like you , bored. Also I am a PC Specialist and was trying to get them to tell me what was wrong with my custom self built PC.In the end , as he could not answer any higher than basic questions. I finally let him know what I did for a living and had did this for 20+ years.He accused me of lying and said (You know nothing of PCs) . Hilarious.



posted on May, 19 2015 @ 06:13 PM
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If you google the number, they have called multiple people. They have been reported to call people hundreds of times shouting threats. Indian and arabic dialects. Just to give you a heads up.



posted on May, 19 2015 @ 06:16 PM
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a reply to: LoverBoy

But for what purpose? It sounded like a call center to me, phones ringing and people talking in background. What is their MO? Did they call you, do you have the number?



posted on May, 19 2015 @ 06:23 PM
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a reply to: bananashooter
They called a close friend or mine. Same scheme and setup you described. I don't know the exact reasoning behind it. It always ended with profanity and vulgar. The females got threatned with sexual abuse etc. Pretty sick bastards.



posted on May, 19 2015 @ 06:24 PM
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a reply to: bananashooter

I'm guessing all these telemarketers you spoke with sit in the same room only separated by their cubicle walls. It could have been a long day at work, the manager might have been out, and since you stumped him before, the telemarketer has put you on his special list of people to prank.

The office laugh of the day was at your expense.



posted on May, 19 2015 @ 06:35 PM
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a reply to: TheLieWeLive

That is a pretty good explanation, but why was no one laughing, like not at all, is that a cultural thing? I would have been laughing if some guy was acting like this is totally normal conversation.



posted on May, 19 2015 @ 06:39 PM
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a reply to: FinalCountdown

Hey, you are one sick puppy. Funny reply. THanks



posted on May, 19 2015 @ 06:40 PM
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I have a story concerning this.
My father (90yrs) received a call similar to this. He told them no thanks as he'd recently upgraded his windows but they just kept on at him.
To cut a long story short. They were scamming, telling him he needed to upgrade his windows, but my old dad thought they were talking about the house windows LOL



posted on May, 19 2015 @ 06:44 PM
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I've been called by several of these scammers, and they ALWAYS end in anger with a lot of profanity. Maybe they remembered you didn't have a computer but decided to mess with you anyway. And they always sound like call centers...I guess to make them sound legit.

I had a "loan company" trying to scam me a few months ago by offering me as much as I needed with no credit needed. I knew it was a scam the second they said that, but I went along with it anyway to see if they would give a loan to a person that didn't even exist. I gave them a fake name and told them I was born in 2001. The guy didn't even hesitate, just carried on with the questions. After a few minutes I said "so you're going to give a loan to a 14 year old?" He said F*** you buddy and hung up. Haven't heard from them since.



posted on May, 19 2015 @ 07:11 PM
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The same thing happened to me as well. The guy that called had an India accent and pretty much treated me like I knew nothing about computers. Well I realized what he was doing when he asked me to give him access to my comp from where he was and personal info. So, I just started messing with him until he wised up and hung up haha.



posted on May, 19 2015 @ 07:14 PM
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I've had a similar experience calling a trouble shooting hotline. A bunch of Indian dudes insulting my mother. Still don't know why it happened or why this disliked my mom so much lol.



posted on May, 19 2015 @ 07:14 PM
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Just my opinion, this guy doesn't really care if you fall for it or not. He gets paid pennies per hour to direct people to malicious software/websites. What does he care if they do/don't, he still gets paid the same. Its not like the calls are recorded to improve their customer service lol.

Im betting him and his co-workers have a ongoing game of "Who can say the most offensive thing" without the person hanging up or their bosses suspecting anything.



posted on May, 19 2015 @ 07:27 PM
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a reply to: Gothmog

I laughed WAAAAYYYYYYY harder at this than I probably should have.

As soon as I read the 'you know nothing of PC's' my brain immediately went Game of Thrones 'You know nothing Jon Snow' I'm blaming the funny thread and the glass of wine I've had.



posted on May, 19 2015 @ 07:44 PM
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a reply to: Ranthenae
Yeah , I thought about telling him he better call my "boss" and open his eyes that I know nothing of PCs.



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