We've been getting a 'Microsoft' phone call at least once a week for the past few months, usually with a precursor call the night before from some robot that says 'hello' and hangs up. It is incredibly annoying.
Last week Housemate answered, the scammer did the spiel, and she said 'yeah, pull the other one' and hung up. The scammer called her back to abuse her for being rude!
I answered one the other night. I politely interrupted her during her spiel and pointed out that yes, I'm aware this is a scam, and that I'm on the Do Not Call list, and that the phone call is a federal offence. Could she please put me through to a supervisor so I can get names to report them to the government? She couldn't hang up quickly enough.
Hopefully that'll slow the calls for a while. I suspect there's numerous 'agencies' doing this, so I'm not holding my breath.