I reckon most of us have battled the dreaded Captcha thing while trying to access our webmail. Today I found that it has more benefits than I thought...
The unsolicited caller purported to be from VM, he was trying to get me to upgrade my BB package. He went through his security process, I played along.
Then he started to read me his standard script. One sentence in I brought him up short with "Hold it right there, I need to take you through my security process".
After a short silence, he said "er... um... OK", so I went for it.
Me: "Please select all of the squares with mountains in them."
Him: "Eh? Mountains?"
Me: "Ok, so you can't see mountains so let's try something else. Please select all of the squares with shop-fronts in them".
Him: "What squares? Which shops?"
Me: "Hmm... no shop-fronts... final chance - please select all of the squares with road-signs in them".
Him: "I can't see what you are talking about."
Me: "Sorry, you have failed the Captcha security test. Goodbye!"
I've been smug ever since hanging up :-)
Learning one day at a time how it works, breaks, and gets fixed. Use Kudos to show your appreciation, send Guinness to really show your appreciation :-) Mark answer as "helpful" only when the problem is solved. I do not work for VM... I work for peanuts.