* Posts by Retro-Coward

2 posts • joined 15 Jan 2016

PC repair chap lets tech support scammer log on to his PC. His Linux PC

Retro-Coward

Sell them something.

My game is to interrupt them as quickly as possible with the question, "Never mind that. Do you drive a car? I can save you money on your car insurance."

When they say they don't drive, you can ask them whether their Wife / Friend / Mum / Dad / Brother / Sister etc would like to save money on their car insurance. Eventually, once you've exhausted all avenues, I finish the conversation with, "I'm very sorry. It would seem that I'm not going to be able to help you today."

On numerous occasions, they have THANKED ME! and hung up. That's my win.

No escape: Microsoft injects 'Get Windows 10' nagware into biz PCs

Retro-Coward

Re: Finally

It worked for me. I had dabbled with Linux many times, but always slid back to Windows. The WinX nag popups and the ever increasing feeling of battling with windows 8.1 every boot has forced me to look again, and so far, my experience with Ubuntu Mate has been fantastic.

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR WEEKLY TECH NEWSLETTER

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2019