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Old 03-12-17, 10:51 AM
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disconcerting robocalls

You know how telemarket calls start with a gap, they wait to connect to your call after you pick up? Lately I've been getting robocalls that explain that gap 'oh haha I am so sorry I had some trouble with my headset...' it is a more conversational tone but it is still a recording that says that part and then it switches to a no-tone non conversational recording if you say something so it knows you're there. It is disconcerting. Skynet self-assembling, or something.
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I get at least one call a day with credit card scams of some sort.
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I get at least one call a day with credit card scams of some sort.
The "Nomorobo" screening service is available from my VOIP provider, combined with a black box call blocker scam/telemarketing calls are Blocked.
One ring and the system hangs up, add #'s that get through in a battle of technology that should not have to fought by consumers.

Strong consumer protection in enforced anti-scam legislation with real penalties and international cooperation are in order. Good luck with that 'eh?

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I decided to check to see if I am still on the do-not-call list, since I seem to get an awful lot of these (with emphasis on awful). Turns out I have been, since 2003.

It has gotten to the point where I absolutely despise having a phone. This is also one of many reasons I will not get a cell phone.
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If you put this "alert tone" sit wav. file at the beginning of your answering machine "I'm not home" message it will fool the auto dialer into thinking your phone number is out of service and your number will be deleted from their list...

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Originally Posted by HardyWeinberg View Post
You know how telemarket calls start with a gap, they wait to connect to your call after you pick up? Lately I've been getting robocalls that explain that gap 'oh haha I am so sorry I had some trouble with my headset...' it is a more conversational tone but it is still a recording that says that part and then it switches to a no-tone non conversational recording if you say something so it knows you're there. It is disconcerting. Skynet self-assembling, or something.
"Emily"? Yeah, she's been calling folks everywhere. We get her calls at least once a week.

Reminds me of a trick I used to pull on my answering machine years ago. I'd record a mundane outgoing message, then overdub "Hang on a second, I'm home, lemme shut off the answering machine..."
(fumbling and clicking noises)
"Okay, I'm back..."
(leave enough time for the caller to begin talking)
"HAAA! Nope, still the answering machine. Leave a message, unless you've already hung up and taken me off your call list."
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Elaborate voicemail hoax FTW

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If you put this "alert tone" sit wav. file at the beginning of your answering machine "I'm not home" message it will fool the auto dialer into thinking your phone number is out of service and your number will be deleted from their list...

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