01 roach flick treatment
01 roach flick treatment
posted 29 Sep ’05, 4.19am MDT PST on flickr

A nightmare. Reoccuring.


I was cleaning off my Edirol of old files and forget I had recorded this phone spam. I get recurring automated message calls on my do not call listed work number- they leave no number, so its hard to report. So when I was there to get the spam, I aimed to try and let them know they were breaking the law.

The first time, I kept pressing the number supposedly to get them to stop. Yeah, like that worked:

http://cogdogblog.com/wp-content/audio/phome-spam.mp3

The second time, I pressed the “1” to talk to an operator. When the person came on, I asked if they knew they were calling a listed number in the Do Not Call registry.

The person kept reading from a recorded sales pitch.

I asked them to take me off the list.

The person kept reading from a recorded sales pitch.

I explained they were calling a line for a not for profit organization that had no need for credit card services.

The person kept reading from a recorded sales pitch.

I asked to speak to a manager.

The person kept reading from a recorded sales pitch. And then laughter in the background.

The next words I spoke are unprintable.

Phone spam. Just as much fun as the email kind, but less crunchy noises since you can hardly step on them.

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