Post by MistressScambait on Apr 21, 2020 13:14:30 GMT
Some prank callers like to start off abusing the scammer....me? I like to draw them in and let them think I am totally serious. I start off as being *demure*, blaming it all on my ex, who turned out to be a louse.
If I can get them to sing to me (which I have!), so much the better!
Firstly they have to call me first. Why spend money on their call. I always act a bit old and not "quite" understanding what is expected of me and keep going until they get so exasperated they hang up on me.
Same. I just make up a reason why they can't connect and play them cause my technical knowledge is way higher than theirs. They get frustrated. The longest That I ever been on the phone with them was 3 hours. It ended cause I just got board and I had to do stuff for that day. The most blizzard call I ever had was when they transfer me to a 911 dispatcher in the States or it seems like it cause he had a very strong American dialect and I was able to have a belief conversation with him that proves it wasn't an recording. The dispatch got ticked off by it and told me that he was going to look into reporting it. Never know what happened but within 2 days their number was off.
3 hours with a 9-1-1- dispatcher? That in itself screams "scam".
Now they kept transferring me over when I kept calling them back for help with my Win 93 Icecream machine. I am talking about two different baits here, not 1. You are misinterpreting. Anyways, they had a very strong Indian accent while that guy had a strong Standard American Accent to a slight Midwestern like-ascent such as what you would hear on the News or in the shows.
Off topic but yes, I do type numbers base on what easier to actually type, their word form or their symbol form. Assuming you are using a QWERTY keyboard layout with leaving your figures on the home role on your left hand (A, S, D, F) move the ring finger to the number two key without moving any other finger. Nice luck cause it's impossible. You can do the same with your right hand with the number nine key but again nice luck. If I have to key it, I key it with my biggest figure which is in the middle of the index and ring. Forget what it's called. However, you can't do that with the number two key.
When I have a call which requires me to type in "team viewer" after a long preamble and we get to the V in viewer and I explain that there is no V in the Welsh language. I then go on to explain how the F works in those circumstances and then may go on to explain how Ll sounds. The next is to demand to speak to a Welsh speaker which they will say they will connect me to later. The next strategy is to start speaking some Welsh. Now I am not a Welsh speaker but know a lot of words, especially some of the village names which sound wonderful although " dim parcio" is one of my favourite phrased........."no parking" This can often take up 30 minutes.
I have a number of different "personas" that depend on which phone is being used. I have had to phase a few out over the years.
All of them I do deadpan serious, but there are variations. One man is very gruff and has zero idea how computers and stuff like that works. Another is serious, but friendly and very flaky. If you can just explain it to him 3 or 4 times he starts to get it and might be able to move on to the next step. Just enough to keep them hoping.
But I have also been caught off guard by how many of them where more clueless than my "persona".
Last Edit: Jan 17, 2021 16:58:06 GMT by nehrupatel