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Bad news for telemarketers that use bots

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by 2011nfl, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. 2011nfl

    2011nfl Supreme Member

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    No Mo? Robo calls!

    Introducing Nomorobo:

    If you don?t know what a robocall is, consider yourself lucky. Robocalls are the next generation of telemarketers, but instead of a human being calling homes one by one from a nondescript office building, Robocalls are automated sales pitches that target cellphones at a rate of thousands of calls per minute.
    This problem has troubled the Federal Trade Commission, which has been fielding more complaints than the 02 Arena after Justin Bieber showed up late for a performance in London. Unable to solve the problem alone, the FTC threw up its hands and offered a $50,000 prize to anyone who could stop the swarm of unwanted calls.
    There were two winners of the FTC ?Robocall Challenge? who split the $50,000 prize. One of them, Aaron Foss, joined us to discuss his creation, Nomorobo.
    Simply put, Nomorobo automatically recognizes an incoming robocall before your phone rings, intercepts it and hangs up before your phone rings. It?s like the Israeli Iron Dome for unwanted calls.
    ?You know when you were a kid and your house phone rings and everyone runs to answer it at the same time and someone says, ?It?s for me, hang up? that exists in the phone system right now,? Foss explains. ?What I thought, well what if one of those phones that picked up that looked at it and if it was a robocall would answer it before anyone else even goes to the phone.?
    No public release date has been set for Nomorobo but we do know that Foss, not the FTC, will retain ownership of the service.



    Source: See the video here http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/this-could-be-big-abc-news/no-mo-robocalls-181524248.html
     
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  2. KELLOGGS

    KELLOGGS Supreme Member

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    This would be the BEST recent invention in my opinion. So many times a day I run across my house to get the phone and then find it's a call centre ringing, at least with a real human you can rage at them but with these automated messages, they just speak calmly at you!

    Most annoying thing for me day to day probably!
     
  3. phatzilla

    phatzilla Supreme Member

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    Pretty much extortion. The government doesn't want to go after it legally, so now if you dont want to get unsolicited phone calls, you have to buy a product/service. Thanks for looking after us.
     
  4. EmpireQuality

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    interesting take.
    but yes, i somewhat agree.
    the FTC paid out 50k for a reason.
    that is a very small investment for the amount of money that will be made from this product.
    anyways, phone blasting is such an old method, you need a super targeted list to convert these days.
     
  5. shonnie

    shonnie Newbie

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    I wonder, how about we get apps for consumer complaints websites available on our mobile phones, too? Since these sites are filled with information about the latest scams, the app can just ring an alarm about the caller and display the report if a reported phone number calls. With that, the recipient is alerted. And most importantly, I hope it would be free download. The recipient should never have to pay for it or buy a new phone to stop unsolicited calls. We already have too many things we're spending money on, let this problem with the telemarketers not add to it.
     
  6. shonnie

    shonnie Newbie

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    I keep suggesting in my posts that we have apps for sites like CALLERCENTER be developed for mobile phones, too. It'd be extremely beneficial.
     
  7. 247hustle

    247hustle BANNED BANNED

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    i wonder how DSL-Nexus aka USproxyking feels at the moment, not to make 216894692365915690566 $ per day. :D

    EDIT: for those who dont know, http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/joint-ventures/448393-jv-cpa-method-generate-xx-xxx-daily.html

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