Robocalls: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

  • Published: 11 March 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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  • Aowwl
    Aowwl  2 days back

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

    • Hobbs LockPickerofThievishBookSmarts

      I get ya'. There were two dolphins in the net. Oh, excuse me! There were 400 BIG dolphins not to mention Jetravart mice? sic. I don't get this. There are bards and minstrels talking about gypsies. Which one is which? Hey, man. I'll skip the "Julien Sorel" fun (see, "The Red and the Black," Stendahl). My dad actually tied to drop me off at a Seminary once. Hey, there's no Library of Alexandria or relevant Gutenberg contributions, okay? So...I'll skip the priesthood and get some real books. Sorry, Jewry, about the chemistry, maths, and the Occult but they are pretty much irrelevant now anyway. It wasn't my fault, obviously.

      • TheBestUsername
        TheBestUsername  4 days back

        One of these days, these scammers are gonna program their robocallers with the phrase “I’m not a robot.”

        • Cameron Brtnik
          Cameron Brtnik  5 days back

          All I learned is *1-IN-5 CHILDREN ARE OBESE!*

          • Juni Post
            Juni Post  5 days back

            Simply ask the question "you come across a turtle on its back in the desert. It will die if you do not save it. yet you know you do not have enough water to sustain it and yourself against the heat. What do you do?" The Blade Runner Turing test always works against these things.

            • TardisSixteen
              TardisSixteen  6 days back

              While watching this video I got 2 Robocalls.

              • Talone YT
                Talone YT  6 days back

                John Oliver calls a man a goober.

                Google assistant:


                • Hitsami Fox
                  Hitsami Fox  6 days back

                  7:45 and 14:13

                  • Rayla
                    Rayla  7 days back

                    I'm a millennial that just ignored phone calls but now i'm job hunting and even 1800 numbers i answer...

                    • Mário Ferreira
                      Mário Ferreira  7 days back

                      This is not and never was a thing in the eu...I wonder why

                      • Munchkin 1408
                        Munchkin 1408  1 weeks back

                        348 w 57th st, #301, New York, 10019.

                        • Bookworm 2021
                          Bookworm 2021  1 weeks back

                          John Oliver is a gift to mankind

                          • Genny Baratta
                            Genny Baratta  1 weeks back

                            Robocalls are so frustrating when you’re looking for a job. Your phone goes off: is it a job interview? Or a robocall? Sometimes a robocall happens while your actively setting up your interview

                            • Scribbli Chheery
                              Scribbli Chheery  1 weeks back

                              1:13 No one talking about that

                              • Davis Po
                                Davis Po  1 weeks back

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

                                • ef01mw
                                  ef01mw  2 weeks back

                                  ....If only Alexander Graham Bell knew the bullshit of robocalls would ever exist. I wonder what he would think.

                                  • DemonLord518
                                    DemonLord518  2 weeks back

                                    I’ve gotten calls from random schmucks in France and I’ve never been there before XD

                                    • Brian D
                                      Brian D  2 weeks back

                                      So we're talking about going back to the moon and heading to Mars and we can do Gene editing but we can't stop a call center computer for making these random calls.
                                      What a load of crap. It's easy to identify these fools and it's easy to put bullets inside them.
                                      This situation is so bad I could vote for Donald Trump.
                                      We need politicians to pass a resolution to have SEAL team six flying into these damn countries array these damn businesses where these calls are coming from and have public hangings, public shootings, public executions.
                                      All we need to do record the damn thing and put it up on Facebook. If any of their do nothing corrupt politicians have a fit about this than heck we can execute them too.
                                      Let's do that a few times and watch these damn robocalls come to a quick stop.
                                      While we are at it I have a great idea for getting the trains to run on time from an Italian politician who met an untimely demise and was found hanging upside down in the public square.
                                      We can conduct these executions in the name of Fox news the red white and blue flag and Lady America.
                                      Now everybody get out of my way because I got to stop my grandmother from getting her ATM card out while she's crying shaking from fear because she got a call from the supposed IRS who says they're going to put her in prison and then deport her unless she pays up now.
                                      Oh I know, I need to ring up the Do Not Call hotline and file my phone number with them. Thank you all you fabulous politicians in DC. That'll do it!

                                      • meldan5
                                        meldan5  2 weeks back

                                        My mom’s phone number spoofed me. Then my number spoofed me. Pretty creepy!

                                        • Nichimoon
                                          Nichimoon  2 weeks back

                                          lol my phone got 200+ robocalls a month. It was a large reason why I refused to pick up the phone at all. Most of them were informing me about my car's warranty expiration date (cute, I don't have a car), but some of them were pretty freakin' scary to listen to the voicemail with. Sure, I knew they were robocalls, but when it's 10AM and you're just having a nice breakfast it's pretty startling to get a voicemail that was saying that I was required to go to court because of a federal offense I'd apparently committed and they needed my social security number.
                                          Damn guys feckin' CHILL.

                                          • Tovarisch Urrraaa
                                            Tovarisch Urrraaa  2 weeks back

                                            One of the true heroes of the American people is an Englishman

                                            • Chetanna Nwosu
                                              Chetanna Nwosu  2 weeks back

                                              Found The Address!!!!

                                              • TigerLily
                                                TigerLily  2 weeks back

                                                13:10 that little sound he made almost made me spit out my mouthwash

                                                • KKB creations
                                                  KKB creations  2 weeks back

                                                  Don't you guys have truecaller?

                                                  • victoire ldb
                                                    victoire ldb  3 weeks back

                                                    i got a robocall while watching a video.😅

                                                    • Ezra Taylor
                                                      Ezra Taylor  3 weeks back

                                                      That’s was funny, got a bit confused when they had three that clip of the dingo trying to weigh in on this

                                                      • viajero 1228
                                                        viajero 1228  3 weeks back

                                                        Make the Robocallers pay

                                                        • mimi
                                                          mimi  3 weeks back

                                                          Yes please keep calling FCC so they will actually do something

                                                          • viajero 1228
                                                            viajero 1228  3 weeks back


                                                        • peppa pig with a gun
                                                          peppa pig with a gun  3 weeks back

                                                          i got one when i was watching this video wtf

                                                          • viajero 1228
                                                            viajero 1228  3 weeks back

                                                            Make the Robocallers pay

                                                        • Brian Chivis
                                                          Brian Chivis  3 weeks back

                                                          He should be president.

                                                          • Dylan Noah
                                                            Dylan Noah  3 weeks back

                                                            Someone needs to make a compilation of John Oliver teasing AT&T

                                                            • SaladeDressin
                                                              SaladeDressin  4 weeks back

                                                              We have the same problem with email spam. Gee, now its with calls :P

                                                              • viajero 1228
                                                                viajero 1228  3 weeks back

                                                                Make the Robocallers pay

                                                            • Don Omar Ramiro
                                                              Don Omar Ramiro  4 weeks back

                                                              John: I need a finger.
                                                              Producer: How big?
                                                              John: Yes.

                                                              • 6548R
                                                                6548R  4 weeks back

                                                                This whole piece is just unbelievable but somehow Ajit Pai still finds a way to make it look less ridiculous than he is himself.

                                                                • Cosimo Kramarawicz
                                                                  Cosimo Kramarawicz  4 weeks back

                                                                  Don't answer the damm phone! Turn your phone off until you need to mAke a call. Dumb asses!

                                                                  • viajero 1228
                                                                    viajero 1228  3 weeks back

                                                                    Make the Robocallers pay

                                                                • Lane
                                                                  Lane  4 weeks back

                                                                  I got a robocall telling me the IRS has a warrant out for my arrest for tax evasion or something... I immediately hit the speak to an agent button to tell them "Did you know falsely impersonating a federal agency such the IRS is a Felony? Furthermore, to Impersonate a Federal agent from outside of US soil is and Actionable Threat of cyberterrorism. You think the letters I-R-S were scary? ...try these ones: N-S-A. After this call go tell your sweat shop manager that when he hears Blackhawk helicopters approaching... that I had the courtesy to forewarn you". Hm.. never got called again.

                                                                  • viajero 1228
                                                                    viajero 1228  3 weeks back

                                                                    Make the Robocallers pay

                                                                • Michael Wittmann
                                                                  Michael Wittmann  4 weeks back

                                                                  Nuke India.

                                                                  • Karen Smith
                                                                    Karen Smith  1 months back

                                                                    I'm disappointed the giant finger wasn't the middle finger.

                                                                    • munchichi8
                                                                      munchichi8  1 months back

                                                                      Is Ajit Pai really the FCC commissioner?!?!? @12:40
                                                                      Must be an Obama appointed Goober...........

                                                                      • GimmeADecentUsername
                                                                        GimmeADecentUsername  1 months back

                                                                        John you glorious bastard... You, my friend, are without a doubt and by far the best thing any source of media has to offer.

                                                                        • V.V
                                                                          V.V  1 months back

                                                                          90% of calls on my phone, me being an antisocial loner with only a couple of friends who have my number and most of my contacts being family members, are Robocalls

                                                                        • Citizens of Civilization
                                                                          Citizens of Civilization  1 months back

                                                                          Check out the polices of Andrew Yang.

                                                                          • Vulcan
                                                                            Vulcan  1 months back

                                                                            Address is 348 W 57th Street #301 New York my 10019

                                                                            • Neil Lenhart
                                                                              Neil Lenhart  1 months back

                                                                              Yeah 6000 calls in 4 years is pretty rad. But try having RBC call you every hour on the hour for 365 days a year because of a bill that was late under a name that has nothing to do with your account. Thanks robocalling corporate assholes for making me more aware of how to block every number I don’t know 🖕🏽

                                                                              • S R
                                                                                S R  1 months back

                                                                                he acts like we don't all know about the fake call function on phones... We know you didn't win a cruise, because you never listened to the phone before you announced it!!

                                                                                • The Mining General
                                                                                  The Mining General  1 months back

                                                                                  348 W 57th Street #301, New York, NY 10019. Found it xD

                                                                                  • Scott Hafele
                                                                                    Scott Hafele  1 months back

                                                                                    Who answers there phone? Grow up

                                                                                    • makareone
                                                                                      makareone  1 months back

                                                                                      The " say I am not a robot" call reminded me of when I was calling for a state health study and this guy would NOT believe I was NOT a robot. I insisted I wasn't a robot and he insisted that I was. Finally, I said, "Sir, I am NOT a robot." and he shouted, "That's just what a robot would say!" and hung up on me. I went home that night, had a drink, and an existential crisis.