Comedian John Oliver is fed up with automatic calls and the Federal Communications Commission does not do enough about it, so he sends calls after the FCC in retaliation.
Oliver announced on HBO Last Week Tonight yesterday that he will send phone calls to the five FCC commissioners: Ajit Pai, Michael O'Rielly, Brendan Carr, Jessica Rosenworcel and Geoffrey Starks: every 90 minutes Let's hope it bothers the FCC to act. Oliver notes that it only took 15 minutes for his technician to set it up.
The recurring call goes:
Hi, FCC. This is John's customer service. Congratulations! You just won an opportunity to reduce automatic calls in the United States today. I'm sorry, but I'm a living person! Automatic calls are incredibly annoying, and the person who can stop them is you! We talk again in 90 minutes. Here is some bagpipe music.
While the FCC is working to address robocall complaints, we have a guide on The Verge on how to manually stop these calls: