Hi all,

First, I incorrectly tagged my recent blog entries, so many of you may not have seen them at http://jollyrogertelephone.com/blog/. The most exciting by far is the Google Voice announcement (although the interview with Whitey Whitebeard is exciting too). Please consider clicking on any of these:

Jolly Roger now supports Google Voice simultaneous ring!

Polite telemarketer tries to sell a refrigerator warranty to a robot

Podcast Episode 11 – Interview with Whitey Whitebeard

EXPLICIT – abusive “tech support” scammers call a robot via Australia

But back to basics! This post is about a call with a bot named Barbarossa. You may have heard him if you call the “random bot” number. He is fairly new and recently got a call from a credit card scammer. This call is exactly why I built these robots. It’s impossible to stop these calls via “traditional” methods like yelling at them, ignoring them, or blocking them. My goal is to waste their time with automation. The “old-school” method is for you to simply conference in one of my bots. But I have several more methods to use these bots.

So please enjoy this call – Barbarossa does a good job stringing him along, and even admits several times that he’s just wasting the guy’s time. But you’ll hear the bot pull the scammer back into the call a few times. Good stuff.

Thanks all! I really appreciate your feedback, comments, and input. I’m constantly innovating and trying to make it easier to protect you and the telecommunications network from telemarketing!