QR Codes and Messing with Telemarketers

Buffalocheeks QR code

Hey readers! You see that boxy picture above? That’s the QR code for this blog. I can post it in a lot of different websites to promote my blog. I have zero experience with QR codes, but I think you can access them through QR code scanners on your phone. Play around with it and tell me if it works!

Extreme QR code

Anyway, a funny thing happened today. I got a call from an unknown number, and on the other line was a man that I assume is either Indian or Pakistani, judging by his accent. He introduced himself as “Juan”. He called because there is some kind of malware on my PC that I have to get rid of by purchasing a “Windows Security Blah-Blah-Blah” for $535. I thought this was funny because I have a MacBook, and he couldn’t have picked a better time to call because I felt like messing around with him a little bit. And indeed I did. After he pitched his scam to me, I asked him, in my very convincing Spanish accent, if he offers his service in Spanish. I do that with most telemarketers that I feel are trying to con me. He laughed and said, “You stupid motherf*cking bitch! You don’t want to fix your computer?! Are you stupid?!” and I replied in Spanish with “No entiendo lo que me estás diciendo” (I don’t understand what you’re telling me). He said “F*ck you” about 13 more times and kept trying to sell me his product. Talk about customer service. For the duration of the phone call, I kept saying “Yes” to everything he said, because that usually makes people go nuts. He asked me for my name, address, and date of birth, and I replied with “yes” to all of them. He finally hung up after approximately 15 minutes of hearing his potential customer say “yes” over and over again. If you ever get a call from an anonymous telemarketer that you feel is trying to take advantage of you, annoy the hell out of them. It’s really fun!

“Juan” didn’t have a good day today.