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(Engadget)   $50,000 prize awarded for non-violent solution to robocallers, although violence is always an option   ( divider line
    More: Spiffy, rachel, Federal Trade Commission, caller ID  
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2305 clicks; posted to Business » on 03 Apr 2013 at 11:22 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-04-03 05:34:09 PM  
2 votes:
I have found if you threaten to track down and kill the robocallers, they tend to stop.   I know it's illegal and all, but so is them calling me.  I've told two of them I have a good idea where they live and I plan to kill them in their sleep.  Never got a call again.

I do keep getting a call from this "FBI" scam now, though.
2013-04-03 02:17:51 PM  
2 votes:
2013-04-03 08:20:12 PM  
1 vote:

BizarreMan: I am constantly getting real calls for her.  The old give us your bank account information and we'll send you a $7,500 refund from the government.  I've attempted talking nice, I've been not nice, hell the next to last time I talked with them, I told them Cathy was dead.  They still call.

Answer the phone "Department of Homeland Security, telephone fraud division, how may I help you?"

And yell to the background "Get that trace going"
2013-04-03 02:47:36 PM  
1 vote:

Marcus Aurelius: Prank Call of Cthulhu: Marcus Aurelius: sheep snorter: Thats the weirdest farking thing........

Try typing in "ni*BONG*" and see what comes out (where *BONG* is the sounds an angry dog makes).


You're getting warmer!


/Sorry, underprivileged as a kid, and all I had to play with was a broken See-n-Say with a badly calibrated dial, so I'm not too good with animal noises.
2013-04-03 02:16:08 PM  
1 vote:
2013-04-03 02:09:12 PM  
1 vote:
Everyone, point and laugh at sheep snorter.
2013-04-03 02:04:06 PM  
1 vote:
Use of unnecessary violence in apprehension of the Blues Brothers  RoboCallers. . . has been approved.

/maybe we need Ford Prefect on the case
//beep beep beep
2013-04-03 01:12:39 PM  
1 vote:
What listening to my voice mail sounds like:

"...will be in your neighborhood testing water. To learn more about this valuable service stay on the line, or press 1 to be removed from our contact list..."
" no problem with your account. But it is urgent you call us to find out about great ways to lower your interest rate on your current cards..."
"...warranty is running out. For a low-cost way to extend your car insurance press 1 to hear more, or press 2 to be removed from our list...."
"...entry was selected as winner of a cruise for two! To claim your prize, press 1 now to speak with a representative..."

It's the farking twenty-first century, you can't program your robot to figure out it's listening to a recorded message?
2013-04-03 12:39:18 PM  
1 vote:

wildcardjack: Includes a provision for "legal" robocallers.

I don't care if you are "legal"
If I find you, I will make your life a living hell.

Don't call my house.
I will make you cry.
House rules.
2013-04-03 11:29:44 AM  
1 vote:
You know, I kind of feel bad for anyone named Becky or Rachel who actually do work for a company's Cardmember Services department.  "No, I really am! Don't hang up, it's not good news about your rates!"
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