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May 26th, 2011

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02:43 pm - Skynet Calls
Someone who used to live here (they could have lived here no later than the spring of 2008) ran up some fairly impressive bills and we occasionally get notices in the mail asking her to pay (as well as an even smaller amount of personal mail), and periodically we get automated calls. The call starts "This is a call for X, if you are not X, hang up now…" Becca was growing tired of them and suggested one of us actually hang on until we got a live person to tell them that this person hasn't lived here for at least 3 years. So, I tried this yesterday, and the recording went on to say that I'd be connected to a live person soon, and then I went on hold for around 10 minutes (with periodic reminders that a live person would pick up very soon) – at which point I hung up. As far as I can tell, no humans are involved in this endeavor, it's simply completely automated robocalling.
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Date:May 28th, 2011 01:32 am (UTC)

Actually it's just a test to determine your "sucker potential". The longer you hang on, the greater your sucker potential. You can expect more span calls in the near future ;-)

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