Over the past couple of weeks, there have been quite a lot of Indian-speaking callers trying out their scams. When calling the house, they impersonate Microsoft looking to “fix” a PC problem, basically looking to get remote desktop access to the PC. When they call the office, they claim to be an web design company offering to either improve the company website SEO ranking, run advertising services or design a website.
When they call the house, I simply hang up the phone. I know people that pretend like they don’t have a PC or only own something else that’s not a PC (e.g. Mac, iPad, etc.) to see how they react.
If I take the call at work (e.g. reception people out for launch), the number always shows up as 011111111 (which is not a valid #) and after a 5-second delay the person comes on asking for the owner of the business, so what I do here is tell them to hold and I put the call on hold until they eventually hang up.
I’m sure many others here have received these calls at home or work, so I’m curious to see if anyone has any other bright idea on how to deal these callers…