March 31st, 2017

marcus 2013

How not to scam someone

Nearly forgot to post this.

Phone call this morning - guy with an Indian accent says he's from BT technical support and that my internet service is being used illicitly by someone who has access to my private data.

Me. "That's interesting, how are they doing that?"

Guy seems to think for a few seconds, and I think guesses that I'm not buying a word of it. Then "Click."

I really should have come up with a technical comment like "Gosh, they must be using the buffer overflow problem Wired mentioned last year" or "That's strange, I don't have a computer" but it appears that any reaction other than "OMG Panic Panic Panic" was enough to scare him off. So it goes...

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