4 posts • joined Wednesday 25th August 2010 11:46 GMT
Redirect them to your own automated service
One day I had some spare time...and was in the mood for a sales call...
sales: Hello can I speak to Mr .....
me: Hello, thanks for calling, press 1 for the homeowner, 2 for a operator, 3 to hear these options again.
me: Im sorry that is not a valid option, please press star to return to the main menu
sales: Hello can I speak to Mr ....
me: Im sorry that is not a valid option
then the caller hung up :-) I think they knew I was a fake due to the kids howling with laughter in the background.
Its usually the grammar that gives it away
Phrases such as "Warning: Visit this site may harm your computer", instead of "Visiting..." or "...based on your security preference" instead of "...based on your security preferences", usually give it away I find.
Then again your joe average user just clicks away without reading the warnings.. ."I just saw the icon man, and thought it was ok...."
These folks are just playing on peoples shame / guilt / lack of trust with spouse (delete as appropriate) , even if Mr Smith who has a little fling with his fave adult site once or twice a month but has never downloaded Euro Domination 5, he'll pay up as his wife will probably never believe him if she gets wind of it. You can imagine the conversation:
wife: "I cant believe it! now i know why you always like it when we have a quick knee trembler in the kitchen its the rubber gloves your in love with, not me...!!!"
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