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Your Factory Warranty Is About to Expire …

Posted in business, news and media, things i like with tags , , , on April 23, 2009 by absurddelight

Kudos to Jim C. for spearheading the effort to find out who is behind the massive robocall telemarketing scourge of cell and landlines across the nation.

You know the call (and if you don’t here’s an egregious and slightly outdated version):

So you get this “second notice that the factory warranty on your car is about to expire” and an authoritative, somewhat concerned voice implores you to call back and address this pressing issue.

Jim C. has posted a few transcripts of his admirable efforts to extract information from the robocalling syndicate; the one with an evasive woman named Porshe is our favorite.

Other victims of the robocalls are less journalistic in their conversations with the telemarketers. Below are highlights from You Tube. Continue reading

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