Robo-caller fun . . . It was a slow day.

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Cornerstone Business Group Inc 0225086119

OK, I had a slow day last Wednesday. My office administrator was off to a class, and I had caught up on all of my calls and real estate related duties for the morning, and then a robo call came in. If you're like me, you get so tired of them. It's not unusual to have 20 or more a day at the office.

We have three phone lines in our office and on occasion, they will ring one after another with the same robo-caller. It's infuriating. This past Wednesday I decided to do something about it. Apparently, the Do Not Call list does not work on business phones, and asking to be removed from a list just adds you to another list.

So, for one hour, I blocked my number and called the robo-caller on our least used line. I left the line hang open to keep their line open. Each call lasted about 60 seconds before their phone line disconnected. I just reached over and hit redial and let the good times roll. I did leave the speaker on my phone on so I could hear their response. I wish I had recorded it. It was hilarious hearing them talk about being annoyed by the random calls. 

My goal was to measure out a little of what I receive everyday. They didn't like it and became annoyed. Mission accomplished. I rarely have that much free time to play, but it was time well spend. I thought, I should get 1000 others to join me one day to do the same. Even if we each did 10 minutes for one hour, we could keep their phones line tied up so they weren't annoying someone else. A guy can dream. 


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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Mike - you make this activity seem rather fun while wreaking havoc-of-sorts.

Aug 25, 2019 09:23 AM #1
Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Robo calls are the most annoying especially the ones that say I am being considered for the job I applied or car warranty extention or Health insurnace coverage options

Aug 25, 2019 10:39 AM #2
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Turnabout IS fair play !

Aug 25, 2019 07:20 PM #3
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Mike.

I believe I'll join you and have some fun today.  It will be interesting

Aug 26, 2019 01:17 AM #4
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

For one reason or another I was hammered with robo-calls yesterday.  I logged 4 from the "Social Security Administration" alone.  All in all I suspect I had about 9 scam/robo calls for the day.  Today, there have been about half that. 

Aug 27, 2019 04:22 PM #5
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Mike Cooper, GRI - this is really a great idea.  I could see doing that.

Sep 05, 2019 08:50 AM #6
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

OMG, that is hilarious! I do wish you had recorded it - what a great video that would be, Mike!

Sep 08, 2019 12:25 PM #7
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