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Posted: 4/21/2016 4:03:49 PM EDT
Just got a call from Vegas, unknown number but I answered anyways.  Dialouge went like this:

Me- "Hello?"
Caller- "Hi, is Mary there?"
Me- "No, sorry I think you have the wrong number"
Caller- "Sorry, well maybe you can help me anyways.  I'm calling because we're looking for sponsors to help raise money for...... *blah blah blah*...  Do you think you could help us out?
Me- "Sorry, I can't today, have a good one, bye."
Caller- "Well if I understand, you're... *I hang up*"

I thought I was talking to a real person up until the very last line, but I heard a slight "click" as soon as I started speaking that must have been the start of the recording.  Looking back on it, the caller was perfectly timed, well spoken, reassuring, and articulate; sounded like the voice of a perfect human.  There's no way it could have been a real person.  I know a lot of customer service centers use pretty sophisticated robo dialogues to help users navigate without "press one for accounting... Two for.."  but this was the first time I was cold called by one.

Beware Arfcom, the machines are rising.  Trade in your HP for AP before its too late.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 4:07:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/21/2016 4:07:37 PM EDT by Lomshek]
I'd happily use some kind of audible hack (fax/modem style) that would fuck up robo callers servers that I could initiate when I realize it's a robo call.

Kind of like the original Captain Crunch hackers used to take over the phone company systems.

ETA maybe like a drop database command.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 4:12:29 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Lomshek:
I'd happily use some kind of audible hack (fax/modem style) that would fuck up robo callers servers that I could initiate when I realize it's a robo call.

Kind of like the original Captain Crunch hackers used to take over the phone company systems.

ETA maybe like a drop database command.
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Link Posted: 4/21/2016 4:12:42 PM EDT
Just send them to Jolly Roger Telephone Company in the future. It is a robot that wastes the time of robocallers and telemarketers alike.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 4:12:49 PM EDT

I got one like that the other day

There was a slight pause before the machines response, I hung up

Link Posted: 4/21/2016 4:16:01 PM EDT
Ask them what day yesterday was.  Always works.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 4:16:05 PM EDT
If you don't know who it is, don't answer. If it's important, they'll leave a message.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 4:19:38 PM EDT
If im not sure if a number I'll answer and immediately mute. Robo calls will disconnect after a few seconds and that is your best chance of getting off their call list. Only once did I hear "hello?"
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 4:21:44 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By just-mike:
If you don't know who it is, don't answer. If it's important, they'll leave a message.
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My motto.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 4:24:16 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By CWO:
Ask them what day yesterday was.  Always works.
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Or ask them if they are a robot.  If you ask, they have to tell you.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 4:25:14 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By burnprocess:



My motto.
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Originally Posted By burnprocess:
Originally Posted By just-mike:
If you don't know who it is, don't answer. If it's important, they'll leave a message.



My motto.



If it is the home phone I just don't answer period.  Anyone important that I actually want to talk to will call me on my cell.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 4:26:28 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By jlficken:



If it is the home phone I just don't answer period.  Anyone important that I actually want to talk to will call me on my cell.
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Originally Posted By jlficken:
Originally Posted By burnprocess:
Originally Posted By just-mike:
If you don't know who it is, don't answer. If it's important, they'll leave a message.



My motto.



If it is the home phone I just don't answer period.  Anyone important that I actually want to talk to will call me on my cell.


Then why have a home phone?
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 4:30:00 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By bes53181:


Then why have a home phone?
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Originally Posted By bes53181:
Originally Posted By jlficken:
Originally Posted By burnprocess:
Originally Posted By just-mike:
If you don't know who it is, don't answer. If it's important, they'll leave a message.



My motto.



If it is the home phone I just don't answer period.  Anyone important that I actually want to talk to will call me on my cell.


Then why have a home phone?


Because it's bundled with my cable internet.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 4:32:03 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By digitalebola:




http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/exploits_of_a_mom.png
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Originally Posted By digitalebola:
Originally Posted By Lomshek:
I'd happily use some kind of audible hack (fax/modem style) that would fuck up robo callers servers that I could initiate when I realize it's a robo call.

Kind of like the original Captain Crunch hackers used to take over the phone company systems.

ETA maybe like a drop database command.




http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/exploits_of_a_mom.png


XKCD is fucking gold.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 4:43:24 PM EDT
That will give the telemarketers just a few more seconds before I cuss them out!
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 4:44:17 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Yarael:
Just send them to Jolly Roger Telephone Company in the future. It is a robot that wastes the time of robocallers and telemarketers alike.
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welp, there goes the next several hours.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 4:45:55 PM EDT
May the fleas of a thousand camels be upon them.

Aloha, Mark
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