[VoiceOps] Sophisticated Voice-Response Robocalls

Peter Beckman beckman at angryox.com
Fri Dec 11 09:53:24 EST 2015

I just got a pretty sophisticated voice-response robocall.

     Caller: "Hello is Jen there?" (My wife's name. Coincidence or intentional?)

         Me: "I'm sorry, Who is this?"

     Caller: "Oh sorry I was calling for either of you. This is Debbie
             [something] and I'm calling about ... [sales pitch for something]"

         Me: "Excuse me, could you tell me what 5 plus 7 is?"

     Caller: "Oh well then I'll call back later, OK?"

         Me: "No."

     Caller: "OK, bye."

Now I could tell that these were recordings pretty quickly, but I had to
throw a Turing Test at it to be sure. The call and audio quality was good,
and frankly, I was impressed, right until the anger flooded in about it
being a robocall.

Anyone else experience the same? Know who the provider is?


Peter Beckman                                                  Internet Guy
beckman at angryox.com                                 http://www.angryox.com/

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