Robocalls: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Publicerades den 11 mar 2019
Robocalls are a growing problem. If only we could make the FCC care a little bit more about fixing it.
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  • Remember in the Corporate Consolidation bit (se-tv.com/tv/video-00wQYmvfhn4.html) where you said that pressing a button on TV is dangerous, because you could put anything underneath/in response to it? Pepperidge Farm remembers.

  • He’s now a national hero😂

  • I f@#$ing love that guy!

  • 348 W. 57th Street, #301, New York, NY 10019

  • I get calls to get an extended warranty for my vehicle.... I drive a old beat up 1968 Ford pickup. Sounds great to me!!

  • John Oliver is an American GEM!

  • I was very excited to get a call saying that my bank could lower my mortgage payment. Except for the fact I’m in middle school.

  • I get so many of these that I don't answer numbers I don't know. I've missed actual calls before because I won't answer if I don't recognize a number or the location it is from. It's always "Katie on a recorded line" or something about my Medicare health benefits that I don't have. I'm on the Do Not Call list and it doesn't matter. I also get calls from spoofed numbers usually with the same first three digits. Called back a couple of times. One lady cursed me out, called me a bitch and hung up. Another was really understanding and I explained that someone probably spoofed her number because she hadn't actually called.

  • That dance he does while he says Johnny acting up again at 7:50 kills me

  • Literally got one watching this

  • I got a robocall while watching this.

  • If you simply made every caller pay a nickel to every person called, non-targeted calls would be dramatically reduced. White lists could be institute so you didn't have to pay your mother to call... likewise businesses could opt out.

  • CRYSIS much se-tv.com/tv/video-2QuphwIuL48.html

  • Haha it's the current year guy!

  • Ajit Pai's face. Oh my god. It literally spells 'PUNCH ME WITH THE POWER OF A THOUSAND SUNS'

  • Dude, you can buy stamps online and they'll be delivered to your house. If you didn't buy some of the Mr. Rogers stamps, shame on you.

  • I literally started crying laughing so hard!! John's face after the robot call with the reporter had me dying!!!LMAO!

  • One of my favorite episodes!! Maybe it should have been a middle finger!!

  • My girlfriend's brother got a robocall telling him that she and I had been abducted threatening to kill us.

  • America needs more people with John Oliver’s balls and ability to not gaf

  • Wasn't Tom Wheeler the original Wolf in the Henhouse on this show?

  • Tip: If you get a robocall, try pressing 2 on the keypad. I did that to all the ones I was getting and they have let up quite a bit

  • If you have T-mobile and type in #662# it will automatically block calls that would show up as "Scam Likely". It isn't perfect but it helps. Oh and it's free.

  • The guy asking if the caller was a robot was real aggrivating because I've worked in a lot of call centers and have had a lot of people assume I'm a robot. Normally I just laugh it off and assume that just means I sound professional but let me tell you it gets real aggrivating when someone won't drop it.

  • This is why I don’t answer numbers not in my contacts

  • Found the address in the Moby Dick chapter :D i.imgur.com/YeTnPnb.png

  • I think my "blocked contact" list has exceeded 2,000. I've been using an app that catches about 80% of robo/scam calls. And yeah, I pay 99 cents a month for it. It doubles as a health-app because it keeps the big vein in my head from exploding. Mr. Oliver strikes again with brilliance.

  • Hey, you'd all tell me you're not robots, right?

  • *laughs* I AM a real person :)

  • Doesn’t make the joke any less funny, but I actually did find the P.O. Box number pretty easily

  • I find John Oliver handsome and weird and funny all at once

  • Lol shes a robot aahhhh ruuun!!

  • I lost a ton of respect for the show, forced or not, for the Michael Jackson comments. If the writers aren't researching enough to know there is a defendable argument for his innocence then what else are they researching poorly and toting as fact to their viewers?

  • if you call them like that you just take up their lines keeping out the general public just saying

  • I just got one of these thoubn

  • Golly I sure do hate me some Ajit Pai.

  • I usually answer and attempt to get a human on the other hand, and then I say something to the effective of "Help me I'm bleeding, please send help, I don't know how to stop the bleeding, there's so much blood, please help me." And that usually freaks them out enough so that they hang up.

  • Man, I wish that calling the FCC about robo calls was that easy lol

  • the FCC chair is in on the support of the robocalls.

  • I sued a creditor and won!!!! they called even after i told them to call my attorney and to not call me.

  • Capitalism fucks up every means of communication we have, and we can't get it together to just pass a goddamn law that stops it. Junk mail. Email spam. robocalls. Pathetic.

  • I love how he isn't just hilarious, he always takes immediate action to fix the problem he addresses. I wish someone like him would run for president. Someone with a sense of humor would be real with the public. Donald Trump already broke the barrier...so now any celebrity can do it. Why not someone we trust? You can literally do your same job from a position of power. Imagine how funny the State of the Union would be. But I guess you'd have to be a natural born citizen though? Hmm...bet there's ways around that

  • Thanks for an intelligent analysis and action.

  • I got a spoof call from my number

  • this show is actually pretty good when hes not just bashing right wing politics

  • The robo calls have my soul dying. I at least have been able to just allow my contact list to call me. The do not call registry does not work. I am now getting calls from Eastern Europe as long as many other US companies.

  • please... stop the number spoofing... i haven’t been able to take my fucking phone off do not disturb since 2017

  • "Block this caller" is my jam

  • the part about not wanting to mail had me weezing in laughter, it is literally me down to those spooky mailboxes in NYC

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  • It doesn't matter when you pause, John Oliver is always making a face. :P

  • John Oliver is such a Chaotic Neutral

  • Can you imagine how wild the staff parties for Susan Collins must be? That crew definitely knows how to get fucked up.

  • Well played good sir.

  • They are using technology and the only answer today is to fight them with technology.

  • GOT ‘EM JOHNNY GOT BUSINESS DADDY

  • Facia da merda

  • Well damn... That stamp bit was freakishly on the nose.

  • True about Wells Fargo.. They kept calling my daughter relentlessly.

  • I get at least one a day

  • Where can I sign up to be robocalled by John Oliver? It would be like a good bedtime story.

  • I got a robocall 4 minutes into watching this...

  • 😂😂😂

  • I literally received a robo-call while watching this.

  • Your show is the best! Humor incredible!

  • If you still get robocalled, you're doing something wrong. The actual issue isn't that big of an issue if you've been alive less than 300 years. As Oliver just showed, you can actually have a lot of fun with telephone scammers. For instance: Call-forwarding. I'm not suggesting anyone actually do this... However, you could set up a voip number. Spam every phone list that's likely to get you robocalled. When the calls start coming in, automate your call forwarding to redirect the calls to Ajit Pai and your local representatives. We can think bigger than one call every ninety minutes.

    • This is cool and funny in theory, but the calls always come from different numbers. I can block every number that ever robocalls me and still get the same number of robocalls every day. I've even had the calls look like I am calling myself. If it was just a matter of fucking with the phone number the calls were coming from, this wouldn't even be an issue. We'd all have moved on with our lives and had a good laugh.

  • This has never happened to any of my family.. perks of living in Denmark

  • That's right, John, give 'em a taste of their own medicine.

  • The Landmower Man ending.

  • Two questions: Did it work? Why is this not an issue in europe?

  • Capital One customer service employee here! The company got worried enough to tell us about it (here in Costa Rica, and Manila, and everywhere)

  • If I know it's a scam call I will sometimes answer the call, wait for a human to get on the phone and blow a very shrill whistle, but I'm thinking about getting an airhorn.

  • I try that shit. And my calls increase. Same people different numbers. So i can have a stroke any day. T mobil send me a text every month to pay my bill. From the murgae. Am on speed. Dial for every thing these ass hole selling. And thay turn off my phone 12 pm. On due date. No reminder text. Gready mother fuckers..

  • Literally got two rob calls while watching this video....

  • Yes!! This made my day.

  • Orange man bad

  • FYI, that "I AM a real person" phone call is indeed a robot. There have been crude AI based robo-callers for years with large vocabularies that can "respond".

  • This is journalism. Fox, CNN, everyone - this is what journalism should look like. You identify an issue. You investigate that issue. You report on that issue in great detail. Obviously they're doing this with humor here but at the center of it is actually really good journalism.

  • I got a robocall while watching this

  • The goober line killed me

  • Got a robocall while watching this

  • My favorite ones were about my credit card and car warranty, when I was 10 and had neither.

  • Here is a quote from John Oliver calling for the harassment of another talk show host. MSNBC article dated today. "I would argue that Tucker is actually a good example of an internet pile-on being merited," Oliver said. Karma is a strong ally for the righteous.

    • You could of just avoided the middle man and went straight to Last Week Tonight's SE-tv channel, video is there for everyone to watch.

  • I got a robocall in the middle of watching this video

  • It is really quite shameful how little our government is doing to protect us from scammers, identity thieves, and people who want to track our every move... our government has become pretty much AWOL in actually doing things to make people's lives better and more secure. They've completely sold out to corporate interests...

  • This is gold. I love Last Week Tonight so much.

  • I want an update of with the FCC on here if this legit happened

  • Did they just actually fucking robocall the FCC?

  • 2:02 there is no phonecall, he fakes answering a call

  • Disgusting man who has sex with children

  • #andrewyang2020 says he would make robo calls illegal.

  • John really just dabbed on the FCC

  • 348 W 57th. Street, #301 New York NY 10019

  • This man is my hero.

  • who cheap? His Alter is never named, but he has the power to manipulate watermelons and use them as bombs, protective barriers, platforms and teleportation devices(By stepping inside a giant watermelon, having it shrink to nothing, then having it grow anew in a different location, with him still inside it.). He can make them grow huge until they crush an opponent, turn an entire building into a watermelon for a second (thus destroying it when it turns back, somehow).

  • If the robo calls are anything to go on, I've been investigated by the IRS 12 times. They'll never catch me.

  • The 4th Law of robotics: No robot shall be able to say, type, transmit or render in any other way the phrase "✅ I'm not a robot."

  • John Oliver and his team are superheroes.

  • Hey I remember Tom Wheeler! Kind of looks like a dingo...

  • John Oliver=Dirt Bag. What a loser! Steve Allen, Johnny Carson, Jay Leno to this hot mess.