...so today i got one of those cold-call scams from overseas where they ask you to press the Windows button and the R key to basically gain remote access to your computer. the guy gave some weird spiel about how my computer was downloading malware and viruses, blah blah blah...so i thought i'd fuck with them and give 'em a taste of their own medicine.
i put my call recorder app on and continued to mess with them for a while, and then the first guy put a second guy on the line and then the call started getting weird...
i told him that i know what they're doing and i'm not stupid, and that i'm aware of phone scams like this one from reading countless articles and blah blah blah about it. he responded by asking what newspaper i read, then calling me stupid for not reading the newspaper (this is all on a recording, btw), then called ME a scammer and said i was stupid and dishonest lol.
so then i kept stringing him along and just being douchy so that he'd hang up, but then he asked if i was a trash man and if i eat trash???????
so at that point, i knew i had gold being recorded. so i kept egging him on and what not...but then shit got real, really fast.
he confirmed to me that he knew my full name, my address, and then asked me if i'd like for him to come to my house and shoot me in the head.
after that point, i sorta lost it and started screaming various expletives and him and told him i was going to call the police (which i did). the police told me this is a fairly common occurrence, and that these scammy business operations rake in millions of dollars every year from stupid, scared people who give them their info. thankfully, i didn't do that-- but i think i really got under their skin, because they've actually called me back three times and left messages on my phone...the guy basically said, "James, you are an asshole, please call me back at _____________________ "
which is pretty creepy, because 1) these guys usually don't call back, and 2) they know enough of my personal info to make me a little on-edge. so, have any of you guys had to deal with shit like this? is there something i should do? i've reported it to the cops, but they didn't really seem to think it was that big of a deal...and now that i've researched it a little bit, i've noticed that 99% of these situations end after someone hangs up. i haven't really found any other instances of the scammers actually calling their targets back, nor have i found any instances where the scammers said they knew the person's address.
so yeah, little help here?