Do what I do when I get similar calls claiming they are from Spark … string them along and have a bit of fun wasting their time.
I tell them I have to boot up my computer and could they please hold.
I then go away and carry on with whatever else I was doing.
After a few minutes, I go back to the phone and tell them I've managed to start my computer, and how would they like to help me.
Then I deliberately turn into a total, computer-illiterate dumbarse.
I keep telling them to hold while I attempt to carry out their instructions, then bugger off for several minutes and carry on with whatever else I was doing before returning to string them along some more, then leave them on hold again and again and again.
The longest I've managed to string one of these people along for is just over an hour before the perp finally gave up and hung-up on me.
I considered that to be a huge notch on my belt each time I manage to string them along for a greater period of time than thirty minutes.
🎼♪♫♪ If you aren't living life on the edge, you're taking up too much space! And the correct spelling is “doxxing”.
Australians are not experiencing this public health emergency as politics as usual. Political leaders that try to make it about the politics — Trump in the US and, increasingly, Morrison here in Australia — pay a price.