The New Robocall Technique

My caller I.D. no longer reads “Caller Unknown”

Dear Robocallers

Why are you so determined to interrupt our lives?
And what’s with this new technique of using actual names so that our caller I.D. says…

Call from Phil Gentile
Call from City of Hermantown
Call from Wells Fargo Bank

We have always hated your impersonal intrusions and your sweet-talking robo-disposition doesn’t make us hate you any less. Do you honestly believe that when you lie to us as regards where you are calling from that we will suddenly trust you regarding whatever it is you are peddling? I don’t get it.

What is your purpose here? Are you selling something or is your objective something more demonic? Is you goal to make people stop answering their phones for fear that it’s you again?

Please stop. If no, then I will have to quote Dylan here: “I hope that you’ll die, and your death will come soon.”

Got it?

Epidemic or sign of the times?

As for the our legislators… What’s the point of maintaining a Do Not Call list if these demons can keep calling us anyways? There were an estimated 48 billion robocalls last year. Their laws have no teeth.

Oh wait. Now they passed a law with teeth. As of last week the Robocallers can be fined $10,000 a call. This must be why my robocalls have increased since last week and this new ploy is in play.

If we can’t fix this robocall epidemic, how are we going to fix all the other things that are wrong with this country?

I think I’ll go for a walk. I won’t hear it when the phone rings. Since the robo-caller never leaves a message, it’s nice to know there’s one place I’m safe.

Crowdsourcing question to readers from Europe and Asia: How much trouble are you having with robo-calls? Do you even know what a robo-call is?

Thank you for letting me rant.

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