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ol Bombero-JC

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Listening to one of the call-in radio programs today. Caller was looking for advice.

His 94 yr old mom is very(?) computer savvy - has various Apple devices.
She asked Siri for a phone number for Amazon.

Siri came back with a number which was a phishing (bogus) number for Amazon. Unfortunately, she trusted the phony number and allowed the supposed Amazon folks to access her laptop....[emoticon]

Time for a data save, wipe & fresh re-boot.

She is 94 yrs old - "we" all know better, right?...[emoticon]

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Posted: 04/02/22 06:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

i find Siri to be nearly useless for just about anything.

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I shut off Siri long ago. Useless.

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ol Bombero-JC wrote:

Listening to one of the call-in radio programs today. Caller was looking for advice.

His 94 yr old mom is very(?) computer savvy - has various Apple devices.
She asked Siri for a phone number for Amazon.

Siri came back with a number which was a phishing (bogus) number for Amazon. Unfortunately, she trusted the phony number and allowed the supposed Amazon folks to access her laptop....[emoticon]

Time for a data save, wipe & fresh re-boot.

She is 94 yrs old - "we" all know better, right?...[emoticon]

.


I search the Amazon web to get their phone number then I put it into my contact list. SIRI is too unreliable and undependable.

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Only thing SIRI is good for is comic relief. My wife insists on talking to SIRI and fails every time, so she talks louder and louder until she is shouting and then finally gets totally frustrated. As far as I know, she has never actually gotten whatever it was she was hollering for! And of course, it is SIRI'S fault.
(Which I believe)

Always easier to just type in what you want.


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Posted: 04/03/22 07:26am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Who calls Amazon? The lady may not be as sharp as believed.

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SIRI is fine for finding the nearest chain fast food or restaurant, but not much else that I have found.

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