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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

THREE URGENT QUESTIONS

1.  Why do telephone scam operations hire creepy sounding people from India?

2.  Why do they tell the creepy callers to identify themselves as "Mr. Washington"?

3.   What is the best way to get them to stop calling?

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Alas, this is an open problem.

"The Do-Not-Call List Has a Gaping Hole"
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/602284/the-do-not-call-list-has-a-gaping-hole/

David Auerbach said...

It depends on your phone service. We have Vonage for our house phone (i.e. landline replacement using VOIP=VoiceOverInternetProtocol). With that you can block individual numbers. Similarly, on the iphone you can block any future calls from a caller.

David E. said...

Here is a story of one man's revenge on perpetrators of the "Hello, this is Mr. Washington from Windows" scam:

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2016/08/15/tech-support-scammer-tricked-into-installing-ransomware/

Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Mine all claim to be named "Kevin".

Tom Cathcart said...

"You have a very nice voice, Mr. Washington. What are you wearing?"

Unknown said...

Just hang up as soon as you recognize it's a scam. They're pretty obvious.

Andrew Lionel Blais said...

Tom, proverbial lol....