Strange telephone calls, telemarketers: Are you hearing an echo? I called the wrong number. Let me try calling the front desk.

Corded telephone

I’ve written before on spam callers and telemarketers.  It was last December. The time wasters have not been resting much.  This year, the latest recorded spam call has been repeating every few weeks.

Since they’re interjecting touch tones throughout the call, it seems designed only to waste time on call centers phone systems. Different phrases are read every 10 to 15 seconds, perhaps this is a telemarketing industry time frame.  Maybe if the operator hears something, they might think the other person is having trouble and hanging on the line.  I’m not sure and have no idea.  According to Caller ID, each call appears to come from a different phone number.

This call came in from +1-760-760-6355.

Here’s the full length spam time waster call:

Here it is condensed telemarketing call with silence removed:

 

Here’s the spam call transcript:

I’m getting an echo

[~10 to 15 second silence]

[touchtone]

So, basically, I think this is the wrong number.

[~10 to 15 second silence]

[touchtone]

I may have called the wrong number.

[~10 to 15 second silence]

[touchtone]

Exactly, is this Lenny?

[~10 to 15 second silence]

[touchtone]

I see someone in the front door, let me call you back.

[~10 to 15 second silence]

[touchtone]

By the way, I may have called the wrong number.

[~10 to 15 second silence]

[touchtone]

Exactly, is this Lenny?

[~10 to 15 second silence]

[touchtone]

Hmmmm, let me check the number I called, sorry.

[~10 to 15 second silence]

[touchtone]

Let me try calling the front desk.

[~10 to 15 second silence]

[touchtone]

I just woke up and called the wrong number, sorry.

[~10 to 15 second silence]

[touchtone]

You see, I may have gotten the wrong person.

[~10 to 15 second silence]

[touchtone]

I just woke up and called the wrong number, sorry.

[~10 to 15 second silence]

[touchtone]

Can you turn off speaker?

[~10 to 15 second silence]

[touchtone]

Right, right, right.

[~10 to 15 second silence]

[touchtone]

I may have hit the wrong digits.

[~10 to 15 second silence]

[touchtone]

I can’t hear you.

[~10 to 15 second silence]

[touchtone]

Hold on for a minute please.

 

Do you know what these calls are?

If you know what these call are, where they come from, what the purpose is, comment below… so curious…

 

Phil

Grown up in Cleveland, Ohio, USA., previously lived in Phoenix, Arizona and Tampa, Florida areas, and recently co-located to Asheville, North Carolina area. Trained as an Army MP, but bit of a renegade career wise. Phil has owned businesses in insurance, private investigations, surety bail bond industries, and has experience in computer network engineering, hospitality in-room advertising, asset recovery and repossession, and even a few years traveling most of the lower 48 states, Ontario and Northern Mexico as a commercial over the road truck driver. Career long entrepreneur, property investor and rental manager. Phil loves sharing his experiences of great food, travel, experiences and products.

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