I love scammers, they are SO stupid. I've mentioned before that they are endlessly amusing.
Today I got three calls from "Jake" at "Microsoft" about a problem with my software. I needed to update it "right away"...
Hint, if a company calls you, its fake.
Hint, if they want information they already should have, it's fake.
Hint, actually, if they call you at all, it's fake.
Hint, if it's "urgent", it's fake.
Companies don't call you. They don't know you you exist..
Hint, if they speak bad local language, it's fake.
Hint, if they speak AT ALL, it's fake. Microsoft isn't going to call you even if they knew a huge asteroid was about to land on your city.
Hint, if they all are named "Jake", its fake
Hint, if they call several times in a day and are too stupid to stop calling after you laugh at them, it's fake.
Hint, see above about "if they call at all", its fake.
I received a 3rd telephone call from "Jake" at "Microsoft" today (in different voices) and I stated to him clearly "Sir, you are an obviously liar and should be the victim of an honor killing". THAT set him back a bit. He asked how I knew. I just laughed and told him I sure wasn't going to help HIM learn how to scam others.
How did I know? Well, all those hints above. Plus dirty little secret; I don't HAVE a microsoft computer attached to the internet.
But not like it would have helped him any if he had claimed to be calling from Apple... I mean, obvious is obvious. Apple doesn't know me from Adam either. Maybe I'm running a Unix, LOL!
And there was the emails. "My Microsoft email had exceeded it 20Gb limit, it said". Three times in one day! Straight to trash along with the emails from the Nigerian Prince.