Day by Day Cartoon by Chris Muir

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Phishing via phone

I currently have a call on musical hold - caller ID says "private call".

A gentleman with a vaguely Middle Eastern or Asian accent wants to help me with Windows. Seems my computer has called him for help.

I told him, quite excitedly, that I've been having trouble, and could he hold while I get to my machine? That was ten minutes ago, and he's still waiting.

Time to fire up the music - "Inna Gadda Da Vida" sounds about right...and the speaker phone...

Now - to wait for the hang-up...

Update - he held on for the first six minutes of Led Zeppelin - almost 20 minutes total. I think he had to ask a supervisor if he should quit waiting.

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