This must be a new scam. An indian call centre calls pretending to be with Windows, they eventually say, get the command Run on the screen, type eventvwr, by then if you keep playing with them they give up!! I get one a day now, can I report them?
That explains the strange call I had the other day. I couldn't really understand the strained accent as there was a hell of a lot of background chatter going on making the accent even harder to follow than usual, in the end I just hung up and gave no more thought of it until now.
I get these calls quite often. Sometimes they're pretending to be Microsoft, other times they reckon they can cut my electricity bill by 44%. It sounds like they're in a crowded pub (obviously a call centre with as many would-be scammers packed into it as possible). I just say, "NO", and hang up. They must successfully scam people, though, or they wouldn't bother to keep making these calls.
I've had loads of fun with these folks. Provided you have the time just lead them on and on and on. eg. Tell them to wait while you boot up the comp. (it's already on of course but don't touch it) Just play plain stupid, ask them to repeat everything etc. I've managed to stretch the call out to 15 mins. before I eventually lose patience and tell them I haven't touched the computer and I know it's a scam. They immediately ring off!
I lead a sad life!