A reader named Donna just shared an ingenious way to take a little revenge on those scammers that won’t stop with their fake Microsoft calls. We’ve discussed the scam many times and you can click here to learn more.
Now check out how Donna deals with their persistent calls.
“I used to get these scammer calls from Microsoft MANY times a week, and of course they are speaking in a broken English accent. I have told them I don’t even OWN a computer and they get dumb-founded by my statement as they say “Everyone has Windows” even with me saying I DONT even have any type of electronics in my home!
Hanging up on them only makes them more determined to call back many more times so what I have come up with is when they call, I tell them “Where the he** are my windows, I have ordered my windows 6 months ago and you haven’t delivered them yet. I paid A LOT of money up front and you people refuse to deliver them? My windows are falling out of my house so send them to me IMMEDIATELY or I am going to hire a lawyer, then turn you into General Attorneys Office. They say ”No No I mean computer windows”, I ignore the WORD computer and keep on telling them I want my windows NOW and go on and on about my home windows, They finally get I KNOW they are trying to scam me with my ranting and raving and threats. I also tell them this phone conversation is being recorded and traced and BAM they hang up on me.
Oh yeah, I had a few of these scammers tell me to Quote” Go F*** Off or F*** YOU, in their broken ENGLISH and they sure know our swear words by heart” and hang up, as I Heartly LMBO at them but guess what, I am not getting anymore calls from them anymore..ROFL!! Putting your phone down as they give their so called presentation DONT work either as they WILL call back continue their daily calls. I’ve tried the whistle approach, it DONT work, they call back!! Let your answering machine or voice mail pick up their calls as they WONT leave a message either and that way you don’t have to even worry about speaking to these Spammers!! Just giving you all a way to help stop these spammers from my own experience..Hope it helps!! Have a GREAT DAY Everyone!!”
Donna, I like the way you think. Truthfully, since most of these calls are coming from outside the country, there’s not a lot that anyone can do about them. You can report them to the police and the government, but they don’t have much power to touch these guys. You can block numbers, but they use multiple numbers and may still be able to get through.
You do have the power to educate yourself about scams, to just ignore them and, like Donna, have some fun at their expense when you get the chance. Don’t ever let these guys bully you and don’t feel the least bit sorry for them. This isn’t some poor guy just doing his job trying to sell you something legitimate on the phone.
These are scammers and every thing they tell you is a lie and they know it’s a lie. So feel free to let them have it. Do you have a strategy for dealing with scammers? Let us know in the comments.