I just received a phone call from an Indian woman. She said "this call is regarding an error we received about your computer, ok?" Having heard about
this scam already, I was delighted to receive a call. I paused the television and settled in for a serious chat with this "IT professional who has just received a notification about an error on your PC, ok?"
First off, I have to say it was great that she ended every single sentence with "ok?" Because it allowed me to express my deep concern about this error message and my focused attentiveness to her every command.
Alas, the call did not last long.
She said "Okay, on the lower left corner of your keyboard you will see the c-t-r-l key, the control key, ok?"
"Yes, the control key on the lower left of my keyboard, yes ma'am."
"Okay, next to the c-t-r-l control key you will see a key with a small flag on it, a windows flag, ok?"
"Ok...." I said noncommittally.
"Okay, yes, now I want you to press that windows flag key, the key right next to the c-t-r-l control key, and the r key, okay? flag-r, windows-flag-r, ok?"
"Oh, I don't have a windows key." (Model M circa 1992)
"What? Okay sir, on the LOWER LEFT of the keyboard, ok?"
"Yes. The lower left."
"Do you see the c-t-r-l key, the control key there?"
"Yes. The control key. I use it frequently."
"Okay. What key do you see next to the control key?"
"There is no key next to the control key."
"You are blind." *click*