Accidents Helpline cold caller told me to get fucked!

(132 Posts)
Primafacie Sat 29-Dec-12 10:56:16

AIBU to post this here to name and shame that company?

They are calling us all the time. We have tried everything - humour, politeness, hanging up. This time I just lost it, and told the guy " I don't know how to impress on you that we don't want you calling. We don't even have a car. Please put your boss on the line so I can get my message across". To which he replied "Fuck you!", and hung up.

Smooth. Very smooth.

Gah. I was having a good day so far.

MatureUniStudent Sun 30-Dec-12 13:51:34

Chunky - you made my day! Love the idea of your DH and his court order banning internet useage!

I have been plagued by the Microsoft phonecalls, so answered one day in pigeon Spanish. Que comesta rioja tapas etc. He replied in perfect Indian accent Spanish back at me... Twas v embarrising.

SusieSausages Sun 30-Dec-12 14:05:49

Absolutely disgraceful and very annoying they're not contactable. I do love a good facebook/twitter rant.

What are these Microsoft scams everyone is talking about???

LIZS Sun 30-Dec-12 14:29:08

They ring up form "Windows" , claim to have receive multiple error messages that mean your pc will crash at any moment but could do a fix for you if you follow instructions , give them access to your o/s and cc ... Low and behold they have your bank details and install viruses/spyware to enable them to hack in.

Alonglongway Sun 30-Dec-12 15:45:35

Tell them the only computer you use is your Barbie laptop smile

Reminds me of that Mitchell and Webb sketch, where he calls up the PC helpline when he actually has a piano.

My IT security geek husband lives for that type of scam call!

SentimentalKat Sun 30-Dec-12 16:05:21

I read somewhere that the only way to get them not to phone you any more is when you're dead. So every time I get a call now I pause and say, in a very somber voice, that Mrs SentimentalKat sadly passed away recently. Not sure if it works, but the windows people haven't called for a long time grin

Itsafreefuckingcuntry Sun 30-Dec-12 16:15:54

I've been told "go fuck yourself" from a cold caller from India. I couldn't hear him properly and said "pardon" a few times and he shouted that at me!!?!
Arsehole.

Molepom Sun 30-Dec-12 16:43:00

I tell them they've got through to the Police HQ in my area and to repeat what it is they've just said....scares them shitless most of the time. Muhahahahahaaa.

Tanith Sun 30-Dec-12 16:56:48

We don't get those calls any more.
We have Truecall smile smile

It asks for their names before putting them through to us (99% of them promptly hang up at that point).

We get to <ZAP!> any diehards still hanging on smile smile smile

Oh, it's a blissful feeling, I can tell you <sighs contentedly>

grimbletart Sun 30-Dec-12 17:03:03

I get these blasted "you haven't yet applied for a grant for loft insulation" calls.

No you silly twits because for years we have had loft insulation thick enough to melt a bloody iceberg and some of us pay for our stuff ourselves. Not all of us are chasing every freebie going.

Darkesteyes Sun 30-Dec-12 17:08:20

We were plagued by a company called UK Today from last January to June and we were on TPS. BT changed our number and we heard nothing for six months then 2 weeks before Christmas someone rang AGAIN. I dont know if it was UK Today again cos i was out but we have only given the new landline no to our GP surgery and my parents so i think something really fishy is going on with these phone companies.

pippinfluff Sun 30-Dec-12 17:25:05

We have had it hear too,I just hang straight up now.pain in the butt I know but I'd report them. We made a complaint but heard nothing back.

pippinfluff Sun 30-Dec-12 17:25:05

We have had it hear too,I just hang straight up now.pain in the butt I know but I'd report them. We made a complaint but heard nothing back.

thegreylady Sun 30-Dec-12 17:25:20

I get Microsoft scam quite often and just say,'You should be ashamed of yourself you silly little boy/girl'.

pippinfluff Sun 30-Dec-12 17:26:13

Here even

pippinfluff Sun 30-Dec-12 17:26:14

Here even

oldraver Sun 30-Dec-12 17:32:10

I was also told to 'go fuck yourself' by the scammers doing the PC Windows thing

TandB Sun 30-Dec-12 17:39:50

Do you think we could have a co-ordinated MN response to cold callers?

If enough of them had someone shout "Terry Wogan's Cock!" or "Never google Dragonbutter!" at them, they might start getting a bit fed up of it....

pippinfluff Sun 30-Dec-12 18:08:43

"Sorry im drinking ape's piss at the moment so I can't talk"...say it twice like this soddy mobile grr!

omgmydd1isnearly16amIoldenough Sun 30-Dec-12 18:11:05

I had the windows one twice and hung up both times. Next time the phone rang my DD2 answered and hung up then it rang again and this time my DH picked it up. An indian voice at the other end saying 'I'm going to f**k your daughter' My DH went ballistic and swore so hard down the phone I'm surprised it didn't melt. Haven't had any since!!

CrystalEclipse Sun 30-Dec-12 18:22:30

I usually play along and string the phone call out for as long as possible (15 mins is my record) when they eventually cotton on I tell them there are better ways to make a living than conning people out of their savings and ask them It they have a conscience. They usually hang up on me.

Doesn't stop the calls but I feel all high minded that they've wasted time on the phone to me as opppsed to someone who might fall for it

VicarInaTutuDrankSantasSherry Sun 30-Dec-12 18:24:13

whats Trucall tanith?

TheOriginalLadyFT Sun 30-Dec-12 18:31:24

Cold callers drive my DH to distraction, but I enjoy interacting with them. My latest is the "charging for data" one - after I've asked the caller for their name, birth place and time of birth "as I love to cast a little mental horoscope for those I'm conversing with" I then tell them I'd be happy to give them all my personal details but I will need a credit card number from them, as I charge for data

There's usually a confused silence then explanation about how I've misunderstood, to which I assure I haven't misunderstood and that as I know they will be selling my information on to every Tom, dick & harry in the western hemisphere I obviously will be making a nominal £500 charge for that info. When they get mardy, I end the conversation by saying "hmm, I'll be you're an Aries, always grumpy unreasonable types" and laugh manically them hang up grin

Just as an.aside it's worth renewing your TPS details every 3 years or so &you can do it for emails & mobiles too.

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