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Thread #156536   Message #3689873
Posted By: Don Firth
25-Feb-15 - 08:34 PM
Thread Name: BS: Maddening phone call surveys
Subject: RE: BS: Maddening phone call surveys
Answering machine: "Hello. You have reached the Firth residence. We're unable to answer the phone right now, but if you leave your name and phone number after the 'beep,' we'll return your call as soon as possible. Unless you are asking for money."

Every few weeks lately, I've been getting a call from some guy with an Indian accent who tells me that he is on the Microsoft help desk and they've detected a problem in my computer. If I allow him access to my computer, he'll fix it for me.

In a pig's arse!! Microsoft is just across Lake Washington from Seattle, and there are a couple of people who live in the same apartment building Barbara and I do who work for Mickeysoft. Also, the wife of a good friend works for Mickey and she tells me that they don't work that way. AND they know how to get into any computer loaded with their operating system. That's why, sometimes when you shut off your computer, you get the message telling you not to unplug or power off your computer until they finish downloading a fix or upgrade. That's legit.

Don Firth