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Offline Maik

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Cold caller conversation killer
« on: Saturday, 16 January, 2016 @ 11:24:07 »
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Meet Lenny - the internet's favourite telemarketer-tricking robot
The prerecorded voice gives cold-callers the impression that they're having a conversation with a real person

A computer programme designed to waste the time of cold-callers by tricking them into having a conversation with a forgetful old man has reached internet fame with a recent video.

The programme, named 'Lenny', works by using a five-minute loop of one-size-fits-all sentences, spoken in the soft Australian accent of a kind but fairly scatterbrained elderly man.

Lenny's short prerecorded speech takes in a number of topics, from what his grown-up children are currently doing, the state of the world economy, and the problems he has with the ducks in his back garden.

The programme is free to use, and anyone who uses internet calling can put Lenny to work for them.

Lenny's YouTube channel is filled with hundreds of videos, each with a recording of a different nuisance call. It takes some of the telemarketers just a few minutes to recognise the trick, but some stay on the line for over 30 minutes - talking about the same points with Lenny over and over again.
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/lenny-telemarketer-bot-robot-prank-a6813081.html


Haven't figured out how to use this at home with e.g. Skype but the voice clips are a laugh, e.g. Microsoft scammer loses it, tells Lenny to shut up:




Developer's website: http://toao.net/595-lenny

Offline BeeTee

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Re: Cold caller conversation killer
« Reply #1 on: Saturday, 16 January, 2016 @ 14:30:25 »
Loved the bit towards the end when the frustrated scammer says to Lenny 'Are you mad?'    :rofl:

Offline TonyKath

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Re: Cold caller conversation killer
« Reply #2 on: Saturday, 16 January, 2016 @ 16:41:27 »
Wonderful but both sides are talking gibberish!

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Re: Cold caller conversation killer
« Reply #3 on: Sunday, 17 January, 2016 @ 00:34:08 »
Brilliant love it when he tells him to shut up. :rofl:
could do with thia as apparently Ive had a car accident in the last 3 years. Grandson shouted the other week when someone phone Nan you cant drive. :yahoo:

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Re: Cold caller conversation killer
« Reply #4 on: Saturday, 06 February, 2016 @ 10:28:19 »
Not quite as amusing as 'Lenny' but a variation on the theme: the Jolly Roger Telephone Co.




If you're in the UK *possibly* some useful advice on the Sophos blog re the Telephone Preference Service.