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2020-07-06 10:08:08 AM  
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2020-07-06 11:32:24 AM  
Wipe them out.
 
2020-07-06 12:22:56 PM  
We had a new robocall law go into effect last Dec, it was a huge decline in the number of robocalls from day one, completely stopping by the end of January. I was getting between 2 and 3 spam calls a day before the new law. I kind of miss swearing in Hindi at the scammers. Bhenchods.
 
2020-07-06 12:56:10 PM  
I had to work to find an article with a decent summary. This one was the least convoluted.

By a vote of 6-3, the court rejected a challenge to a federal law passed in 1991, the Telephone Consumer Protect Act, intended to stop the nuisance of computer-dialed cellphone numbers. In 2015, Congress added an exception to the law, allowing robocalls made to collect debts owed to the federal government.

Of course, in 1991, you were probably charged by the minute for an incoming cell call. I don't think I had a cell phone until about 1995 or so. And it wasn't until a few years later when I swapped from (then) BellSouth Mobility to (then) AirTouch that I got "unlimited" call minutes.

I need to research to see if this also applied to texts. I hope so. Some political fundraising list has my cell number belonging to "Charles" which is none of my names or my parents' names and I keep getting texts to ask for support. Mostly for candidates and causes I support, but I didn't sign up for the damn things.

During previous election cycles I was getting political robocalls based on my area code, and mostly for races I wasn't eligible to vote in.
 
2020-07-06 1:11:05 PM  
Now give me the right to send a lethal shock through the phone line to the owners of the spam robocallers who insist that I talk to them about consolidating my credit card debt and extending my auto warranty.
 
2020-07-06 1:53:41 PM  
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2020-07-06 2:08:24 PM  
ought to be punishable by death.
 
2020-07-06 4:35:07 PM  

swaniefrmreddeer: We had a new robocall law go into effect last Dec, it was a huge decline in the number of robocalls from day one, completely stopping by the end of January. I was getting between 2 and 3 spam calls a day before the new law. I kind of miss swearing in Hindi at the scammers. Bhenchods.


Can use phonetics this for us?  For some unknown comparable and competing reason.
 
2020-07-06 4:35:38 PM  
 
2020-07-06 4:36:04 PM  
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2020-07-06 4:38:58 PM  

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2020-07-06 4:40:45 PM  
Oh yeah, with number spoofing, this will TOTALLY get those people to stop offering a "warranty renewal" for my '92 Jeep Cherokee...
 
2020-07-06 4:42:19 PM  

BizarreMan: Now give me the right to send a lethal shock through the phone line to the owners of the spam robocallers who insist that I talk to them about consolidating my credit card debt and extending my auto warranty.


With spoofed phone numbers showing on callerID.

The technology to prohibit that exists but Congress continues to refuse to enact laws that would encourage the technology be made available via most cell phone providers. Again and again and again, various idiots throw up BS during committee hearings and baffle congresscritters with technical sounding excuses.
 
2020-07-06 4:42:42 PM  
I'm going to miss my daily call telling me my Google Listing is out of date...and that my car's warranty has expired... and the call from Karen at Card Services telling me how I can cut my interest rates...
 
2020-07-06 4:43:05 PM  

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"Holy shiat, a tiny monk! ... I am so high right now."
 
2020-07-06 4:43:06 PM  
Question:  When will we be hearing about Benedict Donald's tax returns?
 
2020-07-06 4:43:11 PM  
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2020-07-06 4:43:40 PM  

swaniefrmreddeer: I kind of miss swearing in Hindi at the scammers. Bhenchods.


My "win" was getting them to swear at me. Hit 'em in the ego. Both "is your mother proud of what you do?" and "I'm sorry, is there someone there who speaks English?" could usually inspire a little profanity.
 
2020-07-06 4:44:46 PM  

Mikey1969: Oh yeah, with number spoofing, this will TOTALLY get those people to stop offering a "warranty renewal" for my '92 Jeep Cherokee...


I get those calls 4-5 times a week and I don't even own a car.
 
2020-07-06 4:45:34 PM  
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Anything that ends robocalls is fine with me. Annoying me should cost you something.
 
2020-07-06 4:45:41 PM  
A while back I took what I thought was the drastic, nuclear option - setting my phone so anyone who is not in my contacts goes straight to VM.

It's AWESOME.
 
2020-07-06 4:47:37 PM  
But then how am I going to get important information about my expiring vehicle warranty?
 
2020-07-06 4:49:12 PM  

Gonz: swaniefrmreddeer: I kind of miss swearing in Hindi at the scammers. Bhenchods.

My "win" was getting them to swear at me. Hit 'em in the ego. Both "is your mother proud of what you do?" and "I'm sorry, is there someone there who speaks English?" could usually inspire a little profanity.


I work with a guy from India.  He will ask "Does your mother know your a thief?"   or he calls them "Pakis" i guess those are huge cultural insults.
 
2020-07-06 4:50:20 PM  
Uh oh... the robocallers are watching... I read this thread and immediately got a robocall on my work phone
 
2020-07-06 4:51:37 PM  

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Anything that ends robocalls is fine with me. Annoying me should cost you something.


In Sluggy Freelance, Bunbun would hunt down an kill telemarketers. This is fine in the comics.

However, in the real world, it's the telemarketing executives who are the problem.  We know where they live. Whe know who they are. (we being the government not you and i)

For every confirmed spam email or call, they should get one papercut per.
 
2020-07-06 4:52:07 PM  

vudukungfu: ought to be punishable by death.


They ought to be charge 5 cents to connect, or send a text, with 3 cents given to the receiver (account holder) and 2 cents given to the carrier.
 
2020-07-06 4:52:18 PM  

tobcc: Gonz: swaniefrmreddeer: I kind of miss swearing in Hindi at the scammers. Bhenchods.

My "win" was getting them to swear at me. Hit 'em in the ego. Both "is your mother proud of what you do?" and "I'm sorry, is there someone there who speaks English?" could usually inspire a little profanity.

I work with a guy from India.  He will ask "Does your mother know your a thief?"   or he calls them "Pakis" i guess those are huge cultural insults.


The India / Pakistani divide is huge.  When my daughter married a guy from Pakistan, my Indian coworkers suddenly became colder and more distant.
 
2020-07-06 5:00:10 PM  
Hell's bells -- how can you insure domestic tranquility when some computer's got the damn phone ringing all the time?
 
2020-07-06 5:02:37 PM  

tricycleracer: But then how am I going to get important information about my expiring vehicle warranty?


I just got one about my vehicle warranty, but I don't have a vehicle.
 
2020-07-06 5:05:17 PM  

BizarreMan: Now give me the right to send a lethal shock through the phone line to the owners of the spam robocallers who insist that I talk to them about consolidating my credit card debt and extending my auto warranty.


This so much. The robocalls have exploded once spammers figured out how to spoof numbers and make it basically impossible to trace them. The convenience of internet calling left a huge hole and carriers are largely held blameless.
 
2020-07-06 5:06:57 PM  

OldRod: I'm going to miss my daily call telling me my Google Listing is out of date...and that my car's warranty has expired... and the call from Karen at Card Services telling me how I can cut my interest rates...


However will I know what Medicare offerings are available to me now????

And does this affect the helpful Apple calls telling me suspicious activity has been noted on my account and I have to call them to help fix it?
 
2020-07-06 5:09:03 PM  
This will make a lot of dudes unhappy.
 
2020-07-06 5:14:14 PM  

Jgok: Mikey1969: Oh yeah, with number spoofing, this will TOTALLY get those people to stop offering a "warranty renewal" for my '92 Jeep Cherokee...

I get those calls 4-5 times a week and I don't even own a car.


OK, you win.... So far, I haven't found anyone with an older car than mine getting these calls, but you not owning a car, are now the king! :-)
 
2020-07-06 5:18:48 PM  

Mikey1969: Jgok: Mikey1969: Oh yeah, with number spoofing, this will TOTALLY get those people to stop offering a "warranty renewal" for my '92 Jeep Cherokee...

I get those calls 4-5 times a week and I don't even own a car.

OK, you win.... So far, I haven't found anyone with an older car than mine getting these calls, but you not owning a car, are now the king! :-)


My name is apparently Matthew and I owe $5000 to some buttmunch and they're coming to collect.

/spoiler alert:  my name is not Matthew
//spoiler alert:  my credit is sterling
 
2020-07-06 5:19:28 PM  
until it's a capital crime, I don't believe they'll stop

even then, maybe not
 
2020-07-06 5:21:17 PM  

OldRod: I'm going to miss my daily call telling me my Google Listing is out of date...and that my car's warranty has expired... and the call from Karen at Card Services telling me how I can cut my interest rates...


You mean they actually know what vehicle you have? They call and tell me that my vehicle warranty is up, I always ask, "For which car?" and let them flounder.
 
2020-07-06 5:25:09 PM  

Gonz: swaniefrmreddeer: I kind of miss swearing in Hindi at the scammers. Bhenchods.

My "win" was getting them to swear at me. Hit 'em in the ego. Both "is your mother proud of what you do?" and "I'm sorry, is there someone there who speaks English?" could usually inspire a little profanity.


my go to for instant exploding anger was " i'd love to listen to you but im too busy getting head from your mom at the moment. she'd love to say hi but her mouth is too full"
i got some spectacular fireworks from that one.
 
2020-07-06 5:25:20 PM  

swaniefrmreddeer: We had a new robocall law go into effect last Dec, it was a huge decline in the number of robocalls from day one, completely stopping by the end of January. I was getting between 2 and 3 spam calls a day before the new law. I kind of miss swearing in Hindi at the scammers. Bhenchods.


I suggest you check out Scammer Revolts on YouTube if you're feeling nostalgic.
 
2020-07-06 5:25:54 PM  

SergeantObvious: OldRod: I'm going to miss my daily call telling me my Google Listing is out of date...and that my car's warranty has expired... and the call from Karen at Card Services telling me how I can cut my interest rates...

You mean they actually know what vehicle you have? They call and tell me that my vehicle warranty is up, I always ask, "For which car?" and let them flounder.


No, the ones I get are recordings saying "Our records show that your vehicle's warranty is expiring... press 1 to fix this", yadda yadda
 
2020-07-06 5:28:26 PM  

xanadian: Mikey1969: Jgok: Mikey1969: Oh yeah, with number spoofing, this will TOTALLY get those people to stop offering a "warranty renewal" for my '92 Jeep Cherokee...

I get those calls 4-5 times a week and I don't even own a car.

OK, you win.... So far, I haven't found anyone with an older car than mine getting these calls, but you not owning a car, are now the king! :-)

My name is apparently Matthew and I owe $5000 to some buttmunch and they're coming to collect.

/spoiler alert:  my name is not Matthew
//spoiler alert:  my credit is sterling


Man, my stepson is lucky as fark that I was with him the day someone tried one of these...

We went to the bank, and he hung out in the vestibule to take a call... When I came out, I was listening to him talk, and keyed in on his half of the conversation. I knew he owed some back taxes, and I asked him if people were saying that they were the IRS. When he said yes, I told him to immediately hang up. He said that they told him the cops were on the way. Kid was only 20 at the time, and i explained that the IRS doesn't come arrest people for owning a few hundred dollars in taxes on the money they withdrew from their education fund and then dropped out of school. He was totally freaked and thought that the cops were gonna tackle us the minute we walked out the door. Not a great experience, but I think it helped him be a little less trusting and a little less scared at the same time.
 
2020-07-06 5:35:48 PM  
If you're okay with this, then send $5 to HappyDude
 
2020-07-06 5:36:53 PM  
FTA: But the court said the provision applying to government debts could be stricken from the law, allowing the general ban on robocalls to stand.

Looks like the government may no longer use robocalls to collect debt. They'll just do more garnishments.
 
2020-07-06 5:38:46 PM  

tricycleracer: But then how am I going to get important information about my expiring vehicle warranty?


I get those all the time and I don't even have a car - or any other vehicle, for that matter.
 
2020-07-06 5:47:16 PM  
I'd love to cathartically shout at telemarketting scammers, but all the calls that come to me are in Chinese. How does that happen? Why do they think an American phone number with a midwest area code would understand Chinese?
 
2020-07-06 5:50:14 PM  

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2020-07-06 6:01:36 PM  

xanadian: Mikey1969: Jgok: Mikey1969: Oh yeah, with number spoofing, this will TOTALLY get those people to stop offering a "warranty renewal" for my '92 Jeep Cherokee...

I get those calls 4-5 times a week and I don't even own a car.

OK, you win.... So far, I haven't found anyone with an older car than mine getting these calls, but you not owning a car, are now the king! :-)

My name is apparently Matthew and I owe $5000 to some buttmunch and they're coming to collect.

/spoiler alert:  my name is not Matthew
//spoiler alert:  my credit is sterling


Sorry about that.

/although $5k sounds a little low
 
2020-07-06 6:01:49 PM  

Mikey1969: Jgok: Mikey1969: Oh yeah, with number spoofing, this will TOTALLY get those people to stop offering a "warranty renewal" for my '92 Jeep Cherokee...

I get those calls 4-5 times a week and I don't even own a car.

OK, you win.... So far, I haven't found anyone with an older car than mine getting these calls, but you not owning a car, are now the king! :-)


I can't claim the crown for myself, apparently there are several of us in this very thread.

Perhaps we should take turns to act as a sort of executive officer for the week.
 
2020-07-06 6:12:58 PM  

xanadian: Mikey1969: Jgok: Mikey1969: Oh yeah, with number spoofing, this will TOTALLY get those people to stop offering a "warranty renewal" for my '92 Jeep Cherokee...

I get those calls 4-5 times a week and I don't even own a car.

OK, you win.... So far, I haven't found anyone with an older car than mine getting these calls, but you not owning a car, are now the king! :-)

My name is apparently Matthew and I owe $5000 to some buttmunch and they're coming to collect.

/spoiler alert:  my name is not Matthew
//spoiler alert:  my credit is sterling


Some guy named Mario apparently used my phone number (which i've had ~20 years) on loan applications. Needless to say, I know this because he hasn't paid his loans.
 
2020-07-06 6:49:32 PM  
Why do they always put 6-3 and not specify who was on each side?  It is what?  20 extra words?
At least put the case name so I can look it up and read some of the choice bits.
 
2020-07-06 6:54:13 PM  
Just send them to Lenny.

Hello, this is Lenny

https://www.kaspersky.com/blog/35c3-le​nny-voice-chatbot/25275/
 
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