As the title says new and recent stories about having fun with telemarketers and phone scams from GBAtemp members are the desired content. Note abuse is easy/boring and if you are calling someone (unless it is an especially good prank good in which case make another thread) even if they are stupid enough that modern society or not you think evolution has failed (do no get me started on Western Union for that one and if they ever wonder why a lot of their clients suffer poor security on their machines.....) it is not what this thread is for. Alas I have not had fun on the level of my Brazilian land deal (I probably shared that one last time but suffice it to say it was one of my favourites and the resulting hate spewed down the phone from them keeps me warm when I need it) for a while or even much time to wind up the calls from "Microsoft security" (one day I will get a proper VM set up in time again and think clearly when they send me to the windows only version of the remote support software of the moment) of late- my usual policy of alternating between master IT tech and "what is the start button" takes too long to get anywhere good (some have wanted me to manually count every "red or yellow" entry in the event viewer and will not be massaged past it). To this end I have had to satisfy myself with winding up the machine calls from PPI (payment protection insurance*) by pressing 5 (it is always that number to go through to a human it seems and many seem to have blocked the usual holes in most of the machine dialing systems) and leaving the line dead which the last few days has caused serious annoyance on their part, putting the phone down midway through surveys (I have not beaten my 7 calls back record yet), getting put through to supervisors to help clear my debt (I am a factory owner deep in debt it would seem beyond the rank of the rank and file), confusing the people writing down the surveys (I use fuel cells and gas bottles wouldn't you know meaning I am off the grid), apparently I have no phone service (something about routed VOIP number) and generally talking nonsense when they are doing surveys (20 people in the house, 25 kids living here sort of thing, messing up their databased with invalid postcodes and addresses which they apparently do share.....). Sadly there has been a completely lack of personal injury claim people the six months or so as those were great fun. I will say though certain high profile car insurance company that promised to keep my (very fake and unique to that company) details safe did a terrible job at it after the two year mark. Also answering the phone with "yeah.. hi.. what do you need?" seems to confuse most telemarketers and I have yet to figure out why. *apparently along with loans some people were sold insurance in case they could not pay through illness or something and they might not have leading to a large amount of people that got sold it being entitled to a refund but some leeches decided to try and to offer the service of phoning up the bank and saying oi for a decent cut. My capacity for memorising ultimately pointless things is probably better spent learning how to beat various old games so I have not been bothered to read up enough on the PPI stuff to do some real damage though. Anyhow as I have had nothing interesting in a while over to everybody else. Also I highly encourage winding telemarketers up- many of these places have a proper quota and if wind ups become common enough well lack of profit has sunk bigger and badder things in the past.