Just to let you know, I’m with you on the fight against scammers that call you on the phone who claim to be “helping you with your Windows PC.”
A while back I got a call like that, so I decided to have a little fun. I ended up telling the guy that I have a Commodore 64 and that I was connecting to the web with a modem. When he heard that, he said “Oh, I see, sir. Well, have a nice day.”
I’ve actually gotten multiple calls from those people, and my usual response is, “I know this is a scam, please don’t call again.”
Hard to know what difference one person can make, but we need to let them know we’re on to them.
Semi-related, I once picked up the phone when I didn’t recognize the number (assuming it was a telemarketer), so I decided to be a wise guy and I said, “Domino’s Pizza.” The guy said, “Oh really? What’s your address?”
I paused because I didn’t think he’d call my bluff, so I started saying something like, “123 Main Street” or something nonsensical, and he interrupted by saying, “Oh, I see you had to think about it, well tell ya what, we’ll call back at a later time…”
And I said, “Yeah, yeah” and hung up.
Modern life and the stuff we put up with.