Monthly archives: August, 2017

Rachel with Cardholder Services transfers a robot to a pervert

WARNING – this call is really nasty. For those of you familiar with Jolly Roger Telephone, you’ll probably find it very entertaining. But if this is new to you, you might want to check out my other calls first.

This is another “Rachel with Cardholder Services” call – you’ve probably heard her a million times and you typically hang up. But there are a lot of people who still fall for this scam and no matter how many time the FTC announces some kind of bust, breakup, lawsuit, or settlement, Rachel just keeps on calling. Unfortunately, there’s nothing the regulators can do to stop this. We need a pirate.

In this call, a Jolly Roger bot named “Debbie Doldrums” has intercepted the call. We hear the familiar “Rachel” greeting, which Debbie recognizes and she punches through to an agent. The agent spends a couple minutes trying to get some credit card info, but then gives up and engages in some really nasty banter with Debbie. Naturally, he thinks Debbie Doldrums is a real live American female and he decides to get raunchy with her.

Depending upon your point of view, this is either funny or horrifying. Either way, you hopefully see the potential in the way I am protecting consumers from unsolicited telemarketing. We cannot stop the bad guys from making these calls. But we can set up automation at the individual consumer side to intercept them. You can block telemarketers or just hang up, but that just moves the scammers downstream to someone else. If you engage the callers with a bot, it ties up their agents and they cannot scam the next person. So please help me spread the word! Subscribe to the Jolly Roger Telephone service – the typical subscription is the “Deep Six” for a year’s worth of service.

Anyway – thank you everyone who are following me on this incredible journey. I’m just a quiet and introverted telephone guy trying to protect the network (and all of you) from telemarketing. I could not be doing this without your support!

Thanks for listening, Roger

Credit Card scammer scolds a robot for a while, then calls back for more.

Hi all! Thanks again everyone for listening to these calls and being so polite and supportive of this service. I haven’t been announcing big things lately but that’s about to change. Exciting news is coming soon!

If I’m reaching anyone new with this post – I want to say that I fight telemarketing by building robots to talk with them. You can use these robots to protect your phones from telemarketing. Here is an example of what you get.

I have a great call for you here. First of all, I LOVE Salty Sally. She’s one of my best bots. She intercepted a credit card “we can lower your interest rate” scammer recently and he got quite upset.

Actually, there are a couple interesting things that we learn in this call. Between the hostility and profanity, we learn that he is actually confused as to why we would want to waste his time. He wonders why we simply don’t say we’re not interested and hang up. I think we can safely assume he is NOT in the United States, so I suppose he doesn’t realize that we (and our telephone network) are crushed under the burden of handling these calls. I also suspect that he thinks he’s working for a legitimate company offering a valuable service to those of us in the United States. This is why it’s so important to get the attention of the bosses, managers, and owners of these scammer companies. It does no good to yell at the telemarketers. And *our* time is way too valuable to spend yelling at them anyway. We need to send them to Jolly Roger bots, who will patiently chat with them but never divulge anything useful. Eventually I hope to break the business model of these scammers. And I really appreciate all of you helping with this.

So, getting back to this call, you’ll hear a very entertaining exchange with this telemarketer. And he gets so angry that he calls back three times (each call was very brief), but each time he gets Salty Sally and he eventually gives up. One more win for Salty Sally. And the Jolly Roger subscriber who was the target of this scam was protected.

So thanks again for listening to these calls. Please help me spread the word about this service. And most of all, thank you for listening!