Robocalls: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Publisert 11. mars. 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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  • Oliver is great. I wish news Anchor's in general followed his model.... this mf can make fun of himself, his fans and his sponsors while making realistic suggestions fans can do to help support something beneficial, or to troll d.bags in public office not listening.

  • got a robocall while watching this video -.-

  • Fuck the FCC

  • When I was in debt to the hospital due to being disabled before my SSI was approved, I was getting debt collector robocalls so often that I set a personalized voicemail message telling them not to call back, let the robocallers fill up my voicemail box on purpose, then just shut my phone off because I was under so much stress then that I was liable to snap.

  • You are great

  • The best is, 'Dont hang up...'

  • As I'm watching this, I get a robocall

  • They are so annoying. One time my grandma got a call that said she needed to give a certain amount of money to get her son out of jail, but here's the thing, he's the under sheriff.

  • OUTSTANDING

  • should've just given their phone numbers so we could all call them :)

  • I've gotten robocalls about getting a life alert necklace and I'm in my 30's.

  • Thankfully Andrew Yang wants to tackle them. #Yang2020

  • this is funny as heck, thank you so much for existing

  • Address buried - 348 W 57th. Street, #301, New York 10019

  • Love you, dude. But the raunchy Stuff felt really gratuitous and unnecessary in this episode. Don't be infantile just to be infantile.

  • I virtually stopped all the Robo Calls I got by getting an air horn and blasting it when I got a "Scam Likely" call. 😁

  • There’s no use to blocking the numbers, they just generate a new one.

  • Hold the telecom companies responsible. If a number can be spoofed, someone fucked up. Fine Verizon or ATT 1 billion dollars for every falsified number. Shit will change real quick.

  • I love how John Oliver does less shows than the other late night to save money and spend it on the most stupidest yet funny props and skits

  • John Oliver, the hero the world needs but doesn’t deserve

  • I found the address: 345 W 57th Street, #301, New York, NY, 10019

  • its ok i dont answer the phone

  • Oliver: pulls out giant props. other late night show host: neither we are crazy nor we had the John Oliver's budget

  • Terrified to Google the word "watermeloning" now...

  • The issue is not the calls, but the fact that I can't tell a real person to go fuck themselves: I would enjoy triple the unsolicited calls per day if I were afforded this luxury; I might even buy the cat insurance they're usually selling.

  • You Fox!

  • Huge reason why spam calls are awful for me: I have to answer random phone calls because I'm 'on call' and it could be important patient stuff. And if I'm dealing with spam calls, I could miss or delay something that was actually important. "Don't pick up" is a bad option when you have people dying

  • It worked! 11 days after this video was originally posted and AT&T and Comcast have announced caller authentication programs being released.

  • John Oliver is the very definition of "Chaotic Good".

  • I didn’t even know that a problem like this exists but I’m also an European where this is just illegal. No strings attached it’s just not allowed except if you call a customer service and instead of waiting you want them to call back. That’s done by a robot. Kind of cool if your government acts in your interest most of the time, isn’t it? ;)

  • I got a robocall while watching this...no kidding!! I had to buy a CPR Call Blocker to reduce these calls just a bit! Thanks JOHN!!

  • I get upwards of 5 calls a day about my debt that I can't pay cuz I'm on SSI. I only answer my phone if I recognize the number these days.

  • USA is weird. *From Europe

  • If I get a call from someone I don't know, I know it is a scam, so I immediately try to sell them a a bag of dicks. One of these days I'm gonna find a buyer for this big ol bag. One time I reverse tracked a scam call center.and called every phone line they had pushing my wares. They blocked me :/

  • Lol awesome John you are a hero!!!!

  • Got a robo call while watching this. Sigh.

  • Scammers are like: So the FCC will let me be and let me be me so let me scam...

  • In Germany, robocalls are fined with up to 300,000 €. This has pretty much eliminated the problem.

    • (just as any cold call)

  • Hahaha.. Johns expressions are pure gold and that robo laugh was some spooky shit..

  • I'd love to have the FCC place hefty fines on all of these telecommunication providers that allows Robocalls access on consumer's landlines and cell phones limitless 24/7. Force them to foot the bill since they use my phone more than I do!!!

  • 13:09 perfect reaction

  • This dude has te biggest nuts of the internet! :D

  • “(Laughs) There is a live person here” is prime uncanny valley **shivers**

  • Uff I'm sorry americans have to deal with this, I can't imagine how annoying these must be. The 30 years I lived in EU, the number of sales calls I received are in the single digits and even those I hated getting ( ´ ▽ ` )

  • Install youmail, set blocking to maximum or non-contacts and don't allow private numbers. Sure, I have to add people to my contacts if I want them to be able to call me, but that is a minor distraction when I meet new people vs the daily distraction of robocalls.

  • o'rielly: Phone: 1-888-225-5322; et al

  • This is not a robo comment. Haha. Bet you didn't know that was a thing....

  • 348 W 57th. Street #301 New York, NY 10019 You don't even have to be autistic to find it..

  • This show always brings up interesting issues, but the host is painfully unfunny.

  • Shit weasels 😂😂😂

  • Got a robo call while watching.

  • Woah! @7:12 That's crazy! My SSN is FUCK SHIT FUCK - COCK TWAT - TAINT JIZZ SHIT COCK! What are the odds?

  • Ajit Pai is such a fucking loser. The type that actually tries to pick up women at the bar with corny dad jokes.

  • What a wasteful episode

  • Oh, there are no words to fully express how much I love that he gave the FCC a big dose of this plague. Way to go, John Oliver! You rock!

  • Please do a piece on the upcoming Indian elections. PLEASE! 🙏

  • Bloody brilliant

  • You are the GREATEST!!! I have thought about doing the same thing to the companies that call me just so I can tie up there lines. But I don't think that works anymore since it's a computer calling you, they can probably have 10,000 calls going at once.

  • I wish I had Thanos' glove and all the infinity stones...i'd throw the moon at Ajit pai's face.

  • I’m Ajit pai I like penis in my mouth yeah

  • "Slang for when magicians shoot heroin" amazing.

  • I'd like the FCC to post the business phone numbers of every scammer that they've ever received a protest for. ;)

  • the hero we need, truly

  • What pisses me off if not that I could get scammed, but when fake companies are calling people who don’t know any better and scamming them into thinking they are going to be deported, arrested for IRS discrepancies, or visa issues. I can’t fathom how many people have been scammed into giving these scammers money, their SSN, or their personal info. Breaks my heart.

  • 13:08

  • Finally something I can watch without throwing up and actually laugh about our current horror show cum reality TV reality ...

  • The FCC must really hate John Oliver XD

  • I can’t be the only person who thinks ajit pai has the face of a simpleton. He looks like a cross eyed cousin fucker.

  • I’m a cantalouper man myself 😉

  • It's crazy, i learn more from John Oliver, a comedian than the news journalist!

  • You should make an episode about the adpocalypse and the NO-tvs algorithm

  • love that FFC chairman spin...like any of the O-DUMBbutt guys or gals did any better...and they had 8 whole years of NO one talking shit to them each day

  • Used the wrong finger on that giant hand to press the button.

  • Please tell me they actually did it....

  • Haha pee pee poo poo jokes. Plus he said "fuck"

  • I got three robocalls during this video.

  • Dear john: I get it, America sucks. Go the fuck home!

    • Btw, if Wells Fargo calls you about an unpaid bill... pay the bill deadbeat.

  • So that's how the " I Am Not a Robot" popup works. Never realized how effective it was.

  • John Oliver: "Can you just say: 'I am not a dingo'? It would really mean a lot to me." Tom Wheeler: (laughs) "I am a real person!"

  • 2:05, didn't know that NBC's phone screens stayed when they were faking a robocall?

  • Omg that was an amazing ending! youre an american hero :)

  • I found the address😂😂

  • I was robocalled while watching this video. smh

  • is this only a US thing? ive never gotten one idk

    • Something In A Purple Hat yes. It’s a US thing.

  • Please do another segment on China! In California our housing is becoming completely unaffordable because Chinese buyers want to own 3 homes each and buy here as investment and don’t even occupy. It creates a bubble and empty ghost neighborhoods. Your show does the best in deep hilarious analysis, with action orientated viewers. Please help California so our cities aren’t all ghost unoccupied homes owned by Chinese investors!!!

  • The funniest part is 50% of the Robo-calls I get in NEW YORK CITY of all places are from Donald Trump’s administration...

  • Did he just have the nerve to paraphrase President Kennedy to make his point

  • Wait, could we go back and talk more about the watermeloning thing

  • John Oliver and that whole staff (writers, producers, and directors) have special pants to hold their massive balls... In fact the women have reinforced ones because this could all be career suicide if this show every pisses off the wrong person or company, even maybe just go to far on one stunt. I can imagine a woman after that struggling more to find employment within that industry. There aren't very many women in that industry let alone in place of power... But I love all of these things that are done to show or huge lack of oversight, inequalities, and general laziness within our over bureaucratic system. They don't just use this platform to talk about things. They go out develop a cause to get behind and slowly but surely build a base and attack. During that attack the base share and spread this thought or belief, through this is gains attention and support from a much larger population and once that train starts it doesn't stop until it is given the correct attention and recognition.

  • Wouldn’t it have been delicious if the phone numbers for those FCC commissioners were displayed on air? I think we could have broken their phones! The “goober” reference to Ajit Pai is priceless! Oliver’s correct in saying that the American public will elect almost any type of lowlife (such as the most recent holder of the title of president), but a goober? No way. Thanks, Mr. Oliver, I needed this.

  • Got a robocall in the middle of this video

  • LOL!! hell yes!

  • a) Robot lady at 10:33 has a nice laugh b) Why *did* she refuse to say she wasn't a robot?

  • So the free call blocking system that USA don't have (according to Oliver), is that the same as India's DND service? Cuz I just activated it on my numbers and automated calls of "hellooooo I'm calling from the bank" and "bhaijaan Salman ki latest filmi gaane suniye" have vanished. Can someone clarify if these are the same kind of system?

  • my friend starting watching this guy with his girlfriend, now he's an insufferable tool who over quotes these statistics, he speaks with such douche overtones it's getting to be intolerable to be around him , he tries to pass this shit off as his thought, hes so much smarter and more progressive than everyone else lol

  • 11:36 is the actual law in Germany. I have to give consent to get called by companies, unless the call is really to solve an actual issue (like a missed payment or they send me something and it got returned with "address unknown"). And even if i gave consent, one single "Stop calling me please" is enough that they are not allowed to do so in the future.

  • Wells Fargo are criminals

  • Not living in the US: Ive literally never heard about this. Sounds fucked up

  • no-tvs.com/tv/video-b51VPpMwWdI.html

  • That's so disturbing!