Robocalls: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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  • Robocalls are a growing problem. If only we could make the FCC care a little bit more about fixing it.
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  • Sean Murphy
    Sean Murphy Πριν 3 ώρες

    *D O Y O U L I K E T H A T , B U S I N E S S D A D D Y ?*

  • Kelli Eisenberg
    Kelli Eisenberg Πριν 8 ώρες

    I got a robocall while watching this video LOL

  • Daniel Wallach
    Daniel Wallach Πριν 21 ώρα

    I still think if more people would answer calls and waste the scammers time, it would stop being cost effective. They thrive because the naive and uneducated (and sometimes infirm) are the one's that answer the calls and they are the one's that fall for the scams.

  • Jonathan Wulf
    Jonathan Wulf Πριν 22 ώρες

    I live in Germany and never got a robocall ever in my life. Sometimes just making something illegal works, simple as that.

  • Simon Shallow Grave
    Simon Shallow Grave Πριν ημέρα

    *Phone rings* John Oliver: Oh no I just got a Robocall.
    Phone:(In Robotic voice) Beep Boop Hello my name is Robo. I am calling from the year 2,300 A.D. to warn you. If you are receiving this call that means you are in grave danger. Please check your surroundings. Check if it's past the year 1999 A.D and if there is food still existing. If the answer to both of these questions is yes that means you are stuck in the Matrix and I advise you to attempt to break out. Thank you.
    John Oliver:.......That's a new one.

    I hope someone gets the reference.

  • geoff dearth
    geoff dearth Πριν ημέρα

    I received a call that there was some warrant out for my arrest but since I have more than a grain of common sense I simply ignored it.

  • The PO From Hell
    The PO From Hell Πριν ημέρα

    I, a Canadian, get robocalls fucking constantly.

    • Kein Islam Kein Problem
      Kein Islam Kein Problem Πριν 21 ώρα

      I, a german, never get robocalls for they are illegal in the first place. I pity you.

  • Johnny P
    Johnny P Πριν ημέρα

    gotta get roboblocker. it pranks them when they call and you never hear it ring.

  • Thomas Buckley
    Thomas Buckley Πριν ημέρα

    The address is 348 w 57th street #301 New York,NY 10019

  • Abhijith C S
    Abhijith C S Πριν ημέρα


  • V.Mendiaz
    V.Mendiaz Πριν ημέρα +1

    These robocalls or telemarketing calls should be illegal, especially when scams are increasing. The legal system needs to evolve to react to new tech issues. Personally, I even consider the legal organizations harrassment for three main reasons:
    1. I can't call my parents when I'm stationed overseas because they were forced to block all unknown calls due to over 50 robo/telemarketing/scam calls per day.
    2. The calls from banks for debt collection should be HIGHLY illegal since they only chase the phone number, regardless if the person with the debt no longer owns the number on record. This screws their credit which hinders future house purchase, car purchase, and future jobs.
    3. Legal organizations useup minutes from those who can't afford more expensive programs that provide unlimited calls.
    If the legal systems/organizations are banned, then the illegal ones/scammers would seriously reduce in frequency. This will make it easier to report scams to the FBI and allow them to do right by the people with their staff that currently can't support investigating every claim.

  • Quiwi Lin Lisolet
    Quiwi Lin Lisolet Πριν ημέρα

    PLEASE tell me there's still a computer running making those robocalls

  • Sam Smith
    Sam Smith Πριν ημέρα +3

    1 Nicolas Cage and 3.4 thousand robo callers disliked this

  • ocm1959
    ocm1959 Πριν ημέρα

    I got robocalled by someone using my actual phone number so I guess you can say I just robocalled myself with a problem from Microsoft

  • Kenneth Dormanen
    Kenneth Dormanen Πριν 2 ημέρες

    I'll join the campaign to robocall the FCC every 90 minutes. Where do I sign up?

  • Kelly Hudson
    Kelly Hudson Πριν 2 ημέρες

    We get actual people calling around here, always with an East Indian accent.

  • Brenyatta
    Brenyatta Πριν 2 ημέρες

    Haha, sorry but the person writing this comment is a live person

  • William Buehlman
    William Buehlman Πριν 2 ημέρες +1


  • _ VesBraun
    _ VesBraun Πριν 3 ημέρες

    Every 20min would be better.

  • Olaf Pijl
    Olaf Pijl Πριν 3 ημέρες +1

    The only way this episode could have been better is if the giant hand used his middle finger to call the FCC.

  • IFoundMyUsername
    IFoundMyUsername Πριν 3 ημέρες

    Its not uncommon for me to call myself. I still dont know how I do this ....
    Mariot Hotel is another call I get frequently.

  • Jeffrey Librebowski
    Jeffrey Librebowski Πριν 3 ημέρες

    2:40 the guy keeps getting Robo calls cause he answers the phone for them! *never pick-up a Robo call!* Then they know someone is there!

  • Trevor Martin
    Trevor Martin Πριν 3 ημέρες +1

    348 W 57th. Street, #301, New York, NY 10019
    This is the address.

  • Yeontan's SugaDaddy
    Yeontan's SugaDaddy Πριν 4 ημέρες +1

    I got called from three separate 1800 numbers this week with the exact same robot voice telling me I was going to get arrested if I didn't pay them.

  • dalecs47
    dalecs47 Πριν 4 ημέρες

    Possibly the only good thing Gorge Bush ever did as president was to sign the bill creating the "Do not call register". Trump has made that worthless. I pay my phone bill so that some big corporation can make money using my phone to annoy me. Thanks Trump.

  • ItsATrap101
    ItsATrap101 Πριν 4 ημέρες

    Can Tommy Wiseau be the Siri of robocalls? Just to make all this annoying shit either more annoying or be more easily humored?
    Wiseau-Siri: Oh hi, cana bye a dozen red rvoses?
    Office Management: Uh, this is a business conglomerate. creep.
    Wiseau-Siri: You’re parta ma life! I cannat go on vithout you!
    Office Management: Should I refer you to the police?
    Wiseau-Siri: Yo terrin me apart, Lisa! Yo terrin me APA-
    (Hangs up and tries to call the local police to - interrupting phone ring!)
    Wiseau-Siri: You know, if a lot mare people lovved each other, da voooooorld would be a better place to live!

  • DabbingLord
    DabbingLord Πριν 4 ημέρες +1

    There is no limit this beloved British man wont go to in order to mock and try and fix this fucking country

  • Lefty Virginia
    Lefty Virginia Πριν 4 ημέρες

    I’ve received approximately 728 calls from the United States in the past 4 months. I feel very important when the country calls me. I must really be SOMEBODY when the entire nation needs to talk to ME! Oh, but it really rattles me when I get an “unknown caller” who actually leaves a message. For instance, apparently I’m delinquent on paying off my student loan. I graduated in 1974. I never took out a student loan. Sometimes I wonder what they say when some poor slob is so gullible he or she actually calls them back! (Guess they dropped out before they took “Sucker 101” as a freshman.) If I get a call from a number that has never joined my exclusive “CONTACTS” sorority AND there’s no voicemail left, I block that number immediately. Word to the wise: It doesn’t work. The United States is still calling me . . . probably to tell me I’m delinquent on the student loan that never existed.

  • Aust R.K.
    Aust R.K. Πριν 4 ημέρες

    I wish he had emphasized not talking (or better yet - not picking for up unknown numbers) even more when you do answer the phone and it seems to be robot. I always got calls that were silent on the other end. After I said “hello” initially, I would wait 5 seconds, and hang up if no one responded. I can’t remember the last time I got a robocall now. In the assured absence of action on behalf of legislators and the FCC, people need to be educated on how to protect themselves against all the ways consumers are targeted.

  • Accidental Relevance
    Accidental Relevance Πριν 5 ημέρες +3

    When I ran a one man printing store I had to stop what I was doing on the average six times a day to answer a solicitation call. Yes I did track it and record the numbers. The option was to allow voicemail to answer, which customers hate. it was definitely a factor in the closing of my business after 35 years.

  • Mr. Balloffur
    Mr. Balloffur Πριν 5 ημέρες

    Trying to collect a debt for a late payment is NOT harassment. Pay your bill or sell your house.

  • Hidden Ninja
    Hidden Ninja Πριν 5 ημέρες +1

    Did anyone find the address in Moby Dick?

  • Scribe Lur
    Scribe Lur Πριν 5 ημέρες +2

    I dont answer my phone unless i know that person and even then its 50/50

  • Khalia King
    Khalia King Πριν 6 ημέρες +1

    Stop giving your number out and you wont get robo calls or fake calls...

  • Melanie V
    Melanie V Πριν 6 ημέρες

    Literally got a robocall while watching this video...

  • liberty Ann
    liberty Ann Πριν 6 ημέρες

    A sleezy goober. Pai is against net neutrality too.

  • nathan brehm
    nathan brehm Πριν 6 ημέρες

    I hope he really did set up robo calls to those ppl..... And that they are still getting them!!!

  • MattSatriani
    MattSatriani Πριν 6 ημέρες

    This is the best show ever.

  • Stewie Griffin
    Stewie Griffin Πριν 7 ημέρες +1

    I like robocalls

  • Siri Allamsetty
    Siri Allamsetty Πριν 7 ημέρες

    The moment...he whips out the huge coffee mug...priceless🤣🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂😂

  • German Camacho
    German Camacho Πριν 7 ημέρες

    Oliver is awesome love his taking on. The. Republican are by. Nature robo zombie.

  • ShitKing ShitPussy
    ShitKing ShitPussy Πριν 8 ημέρες

    *India sweats profusely*

  • Don
    Don Πριν 8 ημέρες

    Governments should hunt those cockroaches down and hang them SOB's! John Oliver is a funny Bloke who tells good jokes!

  • Kevin Romero
    Kevin Romero Πριν 9 ημέρες

    That mail rant was... Beautiful and hilarious

  • Jillian Smith
    Jillian Smith Πριν 9 ημέρες

    First, I love your hair this way, not the bangs you added a few sad months down the road.Your semi-laugh before you said, "That man is a goober" was hilariously perfect. Love your shows!

  • w9j15g
    w9j15g Πριν 9 ημέρες

    If idiots didn't give robocallers business, then the robocalls would cease.

  • Courier Youkai
    Courier Youkai Πριν 9 ημέρες

    bro I get calls, answer, don't talk and hang up if its a bullshit call, block the number, and then 50 others call. annoying fucks is what they are

  • Mr Pool Player
    Mr Pool Player Πριν 9 ημέρες

    I try to ask them, if they enjoy FUCKING Their Neighbors

  • Lorax Dave Walters
    Lorax Dave Walters Πριν 9 ημέρες

    That was a wonderful way to inform the rule changers of the simplicity of their jobs.
    Now if we could get administrative law officiants to write their jobs out of existence that would be magical 👻

  • Doug Hanson
    Doug Hanson Πριν 9 ημέρες

    There’s only 498 steps to resolve the robo problem.

  • Doug Hanson
    Doug Hanson Πριν 9 ημέρες

    My robo call (80%) of the time is an Older Spanish Lady. It was about 50 to 75 a day. Same lady from about every country/area code and about every state in the US. Jesus

  • james pond
    james pond Πριν 9 ημέρες

    What it sounds like when a robot has an existential crisis

  • Cojimoto Misashi
    Cojimoto Misashi Πριν 9 ημέρες

    I am not a robot

  • RevolverOcelot2008
    RevolverOcelot2008 Πριν 9 ημέρες

    Would be completely useless litigation to me. 99.9% of the robocalls I get are from scammers. I never knew robocalls from legitimate businesses were a problem

  • Seth Horras
    Seth Horras Πριν 10 ημέρες

    Wow John has me rolling.

  • Bruce Boom
    Bruce Boom Πριν 10 ημέρες +1

    How exactly does one do robocalls? I mean it only took the tech guy 15 minutes? Damn

  • MM 27
    MM 27 Πριν 10 ημέρες

    Carlin, listening from heaven or wherever he went, laughs...

  • Jaxieaxie86
    Jaxieaxie86 Πριν 10 ημέρες

    Capital one is the worst

  • The Campaign Of Peerless Kent
    The Campaign Of Peerless Kent Πριν 11 ημέρες

    While watching this....I got hit with 3 Robocalls!

  • Hellbughunter
    Hellbughunter Πριν 11 ημέρες

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

  • Undead Ramen
    Undead Ramen Πριν 11 ημέρες +1

    I just started answering my phone "(my county here) County Sheriff's Department, how may I direct your call?"
    Strangely, the calls stopped.

    God, I'm so lonely :(

  • Warden -
    Warden - Πριν 11 ημέρες +1

    John Oliver: He’s the hero we need, and the hero we deserve.

  • mobaby1979
    mobaby1979 Πριν 11 ημέρες +1


  • nenamichelle
    nenamichelle Πριν 11 ημέρες

    I used to get a bunch of these calls but the AT&T Call Protect app has pretty much solved it. I still see some but they usually have my area code and first three which is a dead giveaway. I hope other service providers have a similar service! Also, I just don’t answer unknown calls! I don’t think I’ve ever had a VM from a robocall. If it’s someone you know (or have a real reason to call like a for a job, they will leave a VM!).

  • Pepsiman2006
    Pepsiman2006 Πριν 12 ημέρες

    So on June 6th, the FCC gave in but raised their middle fingers at us in the process. As an excerpt states, "Also, automated calls from legitimate companies (like reminders from your doctor's office or an airline) may be blocked too." Here's the link to the article.

  • YoungThug's readingglasses
    YoungThug's readingglasses Πριν 12 ημέρες

    Watching this on phone and no joke..a robot call interrupted me I should have expected it they call the same time every day with a couple surprises here and there and even though I block every number they call with a new one

  • Özcan Erman Yüksel
    Özcan Erman Yüksel Πριν 12 ημέρες

    Wow! This is activism! Not only a publication but also an action!! Awesome!

  • legend123ify
    legend123ify Πριν 12 ημέρες


  • mike cornew
    mike cornew Πριν 13 ημέρες

    One way to cut it out don't pick the phone up unless you know the number even then let it hit voicemail if no one leaves a voicemail don't call me back if I have a number come up on my phone that I don't recognize or isn't saved in my phone I don't pick it up

  • Jeigh Neither
    Jeigh Neither Πριν 13 ημέρες

    The 3.4k who down voted this must be telemarketers. I mean, it was hilarious and so F'ing true that robocalls are a plague on humanity; how can you actually down vote that? What kind of person does this? I'm sure there are some trumpites that troll anything progressive, anything with a solid epistemology behind it like science, but 3.4 thousand of them? Or are there foreign actors at work here? Trying to set us against each other over robocalls? We're all doomed (nah) I'm going to have a drink -cheers