Joe Heenan shared his trick for dealing with scam callers and started a trend – 16 of the best
I tell cold callers that I'd love to talk to them, but they need to give me their password since we have a security policy. When they sound confused, I say 'don't worry, we can go through the password reset process….' cue minutes of asking them sllly questions. Great fun.
— Tim Brassey (@timbrass) April 3, 2021
My mum pretends she doesn’t understand anything to do with tech and makes then explain what a browser is to the point they have to describe browser icons to her 🤣
— Mille Saisons (@MilleSaisonsUK) April 3, 2021
I have a friend who would answer the phone, tell the caller there call was important to her, place handset on the bureau, switch on one of her kids musical toys and leave everything while she had a brew. Some were still there when she went back.
— Ramblin Man (@pwallachi2) April 3, 2021
I taught my kids to shout out “mum, there’s a man on the phone for dad. When’s he back from prison?” https://t.co/GPHfztFQ6m
— Tilly Stockdale (@tillyvintage) April 3, 2021
This is excellent.
My six year old son managed to keep a scammer on the phone for 20 minutes, and told him, when asked for a parent, that "daddy doesn't live here, and mummy's doing a big poo on the toilet"
I was sat next to him, shaking with laughter. https://t.co/F6pnexfRrq
— jacq (@ThatJacquiOne) April 3, 2021
I told them that I’ve just come back home early from a night shift and found my wife in bed with my brother, soon got rid of them, btw I haven’t got a brother 🤣
— Gary Hunter (@GaryHunterblues) April 3, 2021
I sometimes pass them around a range of characters until they get to ‘me’. The last one was concerned about illegal activity on my broadband. So I mentioned that my son was involved in the illegal trade of body parts, but that I had asked him to keep his ‘work’ on his mobile!
— Paul Booth (@PaulBooth111) April 3, 2021
I faked a panic attack because I "couldn't remember the car accident I'd been in and thought I must have amnesia".
Freaked him the hell out. He said (and this is funny) "Forget it, there's no accident, are you okay?" 😂
— Stacey (@Shep00A9) April 3, 2021
Dr Mand admitted to a very different approach.
I start singing Singin’ in the Rain and encourage them to join in. Bonus points for if they dance along with me. One guy stuck with me ‘til the final chorus. Kudos to him. https://t.co/p781swLgF2
— Dr Mand (@mandapen) April 3, 2021
She should call it “‘Hold on’ music”.
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