I write all these posts as if you’ve just heard about me. So – welcome to this fight! I have built several bots designed to speak with telemarketers to waste their time. I work on telephone systems for a living. I came up with this solution to fix unsolicited telemarketing, and it’s doing a pretty good job so far. Please check out my web site at jollyrogertelephone.com for more information and how to sign up!
This was a great call to Whitey Whitebeard, an elderly bot who sounds befuddled and confused and ripe for scamming. In this call, we get a telemarketer scammer who wants to sell us a “system” to make lots of money. There’s no product. You just buy into the system and then sell it to others. Now, you and I might be able to spend 13 minutes asking this guy how his system works, but I would poke out my eardrums after just a few minutes. Fortunately, Whitey does a good job and turns this into something interesting for the rest of us.
If you are listening to this bot for the first time, it might sound like I’m pranking you. Whitey does an INCREDIBLE job engaging with this caller and asks the right questions at the right time. It’s almost like he was designed for this call, although he does a great job with other calls too. This is not a soundboard! There was no human controlling Whitey. He is autonomous and released to the world!
But about this call – it’s fun and interesting but it’s quite scary at several levels. They seem to generate leads by starting with a robo-call to tons of people. Then, if you listen to the pitch for a long time, they call you back and try to sell you “the system”. If you buy into the system, then you’re expected to do the same thing. This is a scary concept and I really hope it’s illegal. Could Whitey have uncovered something here? This was a little brazen so it must not be a secret. This guy is not ashamed of this system and I don’t think he thinks he’s pitching anything illegal here.
I am concerned about the elderly, the newly retired, the recently laid-off, the youngsters just starting out in life, and the immigrants new to this country. There are so many people who might be tempted to buy into this system and it seems like a horrible fate for the gullible.
Please help me stop people like this! The Jolly Roger Telephone Company provides these bots to keep the scammers on the phone as long as possible. Please see my web site for more details. The service is only $6/year. If you get unsolicited telemarketers calling you, these bots can turn the experience into entertainment.
Please enjoy this latest call!