brotherhood_of_LAN - 11:28 pm on Oct 4, 2012 (gmt 0)
Ive had 'the call' once in the UK and three times in Canada.
None of us may get caught out but we're the minority. Plenty people still see a PC as a magic mysterious box and getting scammed like this will only make them more wary with parting cash through a PC, like online shopping.
fwiw I think the general public are fairly aware of this scam.