Robottom of the Barrel

“Robo-calling itself was not new; a robo-call is just another word for a prerecorded phone message. Public schools have been using them forever to announce snow days and two-hour delays. But now, the technology — far more efficient than traditional telemarketing, in that a live human is needed only once a customer decides to engage — was being marshaled for profit and fraud.” WaPo: How robo-callers outwitted the government and completely wrecked the Do Not Call list.

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