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Unsolicited/scam callers

Permalink 07:16:00 pm by Eugene Gardner, Categories: Technical Tips

Here's a handy tip for those times when your phone rings and it's someone claiming to be "Microsoft", "Your virus protection company", "BT Openreach" or any other scammer looking to thrive by fleecing good natured folks.

Get a whistle just like the referees have and keep it by the phone. When you receive the call rather than hanging up immediately as I have previously suggested, say a few words back in a soft and gentle voice; so soft that the caller has to turn the volume up full. Now reach for the whistle and fill your lungs to greatest capacity before giving it your all.

Now you can hang up after a job well done. Now if everyone did that we may save some poor wretch from losing their shirt. Please pass a link to this blog post on to a friend.


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