Mel Hynes (takhisis) wrote,
Mel Hynes
takhisis

Son, I Am Disappoint

Some guy actually just tried this on me.

Dude (heavy accent): Hello this is Meekrosüft regarding your computer.

Me: I'm sorry, WHO? (I actually couldn't understand the word.)

Dude: I am from Kwaanzacy*, working for Meekrosüft, I am calling about your computer.

Me: (Thinking it's a wrong number from some kind of collection agency, because I've been getting lots of those for someone else lately) I'm sorry, I don't recognize that company name, and I own my computer.

Dude: Are you running The Windows?

Me: Uh... yes. (Thinking aw hell, I know this scam. Hang up or troll him? Hmmmm...)

Dude (Gleefully): HELLO YES THIS IS WINDOWS CALLING ABOUT YOUR COMPUTER!

And then this pops in my head:



And all possibility of trolling goes out the window (no pun intended) as I lose it laughing. Dude is confused.

Me: Yeah okay, I know this scam but nice try. *click*

Wish I'd been able to keep from laughing. But for the next few weeks I'll probably be answering my phone "HELLO YES THIS IS WINDOWS."


* Upon further research I'm 99% sure he was saying "Quantum PC", but the dude was heavily accented, mumbling, and talking 500MPH
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