On this miserable wet day here in Miramont, the phone rang about 15 mins ago and my wife answered. The conversation went as follows:
Man on phone: Hello ma'am. I am 'so and so' from windows XP. Now just go and turn your computer on.
Maggie: I do not have a computer.
Man: Now just go and turn it on.
Maggie: I don't have a computer.
Man: No ma'am....now just go and turn your computer on.
Maggie: I do NOT HAVE A COMPUTER.
Man: You must go and buy one now and turn it on.
Maggie: I'm not going to buy one.
Man: Why?.....you have no money?
Maggie: No I don't.
Man: No?....well can I send you some?
Maggie: No thank you.
Man: Well...can I buy one for you?
Maggie: No thank you. Goodbye.
Just the other day:
Telephone rings and I answer "Hello?" Response (in French) "Ah, I don't speak English, I will pass you over to someone who speaks English"
So I wait and then (in English with very strong accent) "How old are you pleeeeze"
Me - "Who are you?"
Man - "Wayne" (well, that's what it sounded like)
Me - "What do you want?"
Man - "Oh never mind" and then hangs up the phone.
If they are going to scam people then they might also try to convince them that whatever they're trying to do... Nah, I give up.
Last one anything like that we had a couple of weeks back, I heard what he had to say then responded in German. Hew clearly sussed me but when he recalled, or at least somebody on the same number, I handed the phone to my OH who replied in Italian. We have not had any calls, not even PV, since :-D