Published on 12, July, 2020
I just had a call just now from an 'Energy Advisor' telling me my old fibreglass loft insulation is causing damp and mould and will need to be replaced and I needed an energy survey... - blah, blah. so I thought, ok, I'm in the mood - let's dance.... It sounded like a real person on the line - so I was getting comfy for the long haul - until I asked some random (confusing) questions and it reset to a different point in it's presentation and exactly repeated a couple of its previous lines - it was a semi-intelligent AI system based on snippet recordings done by a real person which it then assembled into plausible sounding conversation - so it is an 'automated con-man'. Once it decided I wasn't good prey, it cut off. Shame - I would love to have tested the limits of its programming for much longer. I'm impressed! Turing test 2/10 - fail. The number that comes up is 0113 509 7141I wonder how many people get signed up for a new insulation scam....?
I always liked telling people to hold the line - then popping off for cup of tea and a snack, then a movie. Perhaps fitting in a walk too.
Yeah - once every now and than is just annoying - many per week is unacceptable.
I was more impressed that the 'caller' was an A.I. and it tried to engage me in conversation - I'm aspie - I have poor social…
That's impressive yet disappointing that you didn't get to mess with a real person.
I get scam texts claiming to be from HMRC saying, "Press 1 NOW! Or you will be arrested!" This is from a call.
I've been getting a lit of those recently
Yeah - I already had a cup of tea next to me so I was hoping to mess with them for ages.
Hackers, more likely.
a quick search located this landline ..
i'm simply infuriated that these punks keep calling - at least in the us... they do this in the uk? the clincher is getting called, and a machine puts you on hold. look, i sort of no these punks (the flunkie on the other end) are generally just making a living, so i try not to be a total jerk-whad. but if they are actually scamming a real honest to gawd scam, yeah, i need to get a rise out of them.
i ask them to excrete certain bodily fluids on their keyboards. fun fluids. all over their keyboards. fun, ye gawds!
like i said, they infuriate me.
anyone else? i'm figuring aspies might be particularly sensitive to receiving a phone call, and it's just someone scamming, tricking, selling or otherwise prostituting themself.
in your own home.
aspies seem pretty reclusive and private, or some of them. anyone else?