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Re: How often do y'all get robo-dialed
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 08 November 2018, 15:36:51 »
I'm on a don't call list (donotcall.gov) and my voice mail message is actually recorded with espeak rather than my own human(ish) voice. Two birds with one cat.

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Re: How often do y'all get robo-dialed
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 08 November 2018, 16:19:00 »
I'm on a don't call list (donotcall.gov) and my voice mail message is actually recorded with espeak rather than my own human(ish) voice. Two birds with one cat.

what does the espeak do, does their software detect non-human and not call again ?

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Re: How often do y'all get robo-dialed
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 08 November 2018, 16:28:50 »
I'm on a don't call list (donotcall.gov) and my voice mail message is actually recorded with espeak rather than my own human(ish) voice. Two birds with one cat.

what does the espeak do, does their software detect non-human and not call again ?

idk, I thought it was funny at the time I recorded the message :)

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Re: How often do y'all get robo-dialed
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 08 November 2018, 17:10:59 »
I live in the middle of no where so no cell service,so I have a landline and I am on the Do Not Call registry and I still get a couple each day. :mad:

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Re: How often do y'all get robo-dialed
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 08 November 2018, 17:43:02 »
2-3x a day usually

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Re: How often do y'all get robo-dialed
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 08 November 2018, 18:56:40 »
On the DNC list and have a call blocker as well, but still get about 2-3 a day. It's probably my fault because sometime I answer and just keep them on the line while I do stuff around the house, ranting and yelling at them about all the **** that's bothering me at the moment.

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Re: How often do y'all get robo-dialed
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 09 November 2018, 00:15:01 »
Haven't been called once since I left the UK almost two years ago. They take the DNC list pretty seriously here.
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Re: How often do y'all get robo-dialed
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 09 November 2018, 00:29:40 »
donotcall doesn't work for me anymore. Ever since the elections a couple years ago the calls spiked. I would get a handful a month; now I get a few a week, at least. It's extremely annoying.

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Re: How often do y'all get robo-dialed
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 09 November 2018, 00:46:53 »
Depending on the day, 1-5x.

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Re: How often do y'all get robo-dialed
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 09 November 2018, 14:50:19 »
Maybe once a day average. The last few months I've been getting some that are in Mandarin, which is weird.
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Re: How often do y'all get robo-dialed
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 09 November 2018, 15:48:42 »
Maybe once a day average. The last few months I've been getting some that are in Mandarin, which is weird.

I get about 2 per day. I have had a couple of voicemail messages in Chinese also.

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Re: How often do y'all get robo-dialed
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 11 November 2018, 20:22:18 »
If you can, try NoMoRobo. It's available through both VoIP and Cell (not sure about regular landlines). You still get the call, but NoMoRobo runs the incoming number through a list of known robocallers. It will then answer any offending numbers and force them to pass a test that requires human interaction. If that test isn't passed, it hangs up. The phone will literally ring once before it does this, and that's that. Unfortunately some groups (political mostly) do get a pass, but that's due to federal law (same reason they and churches can freely violate no-call lists. Blame cold-call lobbyists.)

This won't work against most scammers, who are instead humans (usually outside the US, but not always). But those groups aren't exactly eager to abide by the law anyway (they're already committing a federal felony--wire fraud--so what do they care about a fine?) And that's assuming they aren't calling from a country that harbors those types against US prosecution.

If you're worried about NoMoRobo, it may (or may not) help to know it was handpicked in 2012 by the FTC out of a number of other apps designed for this. They felt it was the best. But yeah, that depends on your level of paranoia about/trust in the feds.
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Re: How often do y'all get robo-dialed
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 11 November 2018, 20:27:34 »
I guess some AT&T customers are seeing some kind of indication that the call is coming from a known spammer. Which is pretty neat. I'm still not getting any calls other than maybe the once or twice a month random drunk dial or txt.

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Re: How often do y'all get robo-dialed
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 14 November 2018, 17:07:18 »
Never really happens to me in Ireland and the work/home landlines up on the internet for years.