Even though we're in the business of stopping prank calls and other nuisance calls with our Pro Call Blocker, we must admit there are some truly creative pranksters out there who use the prank call to do actual good in the world. Waging war on ticket scalpers who prevent true fans from gaining access to concerts is one of those rare occasions where we actually applaud the pranksters. Story and video here http://www.thehollywoodgossip.com/2013/10/macklemore-ryan-lewis-prank-call-scalpers-post-video-online/
Even the places with the most sophisticated security on the planet are subject to crank calls. The White House, Pentagon, and even the most secure military installations are subject to large numbers of prank calls. Mr. President, call us. We can stop that caller who keeps waking Bo up at 2 in the morning!
Lee Beaumont of Leeds, England figured out a very crafty way to make money off of telemarketers who call him. He keeps his personal line private for family and friends and gives the number to a pay hotline he set up to utility companies, banks, or other businesses. He tells the telemarketers upfront that they are being charged, but amazingly enough many give him their spiel anyways. He's already racked up hundreds of dollars in profits. We just hope this doesn't catch on, otherwise we at ProCallBlock.com will be out of business very quickly!
Article here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23869462
Nomorobo - the newest FTC-backed tool in the fight against robocalls - is a welcome solution to the growing number of robocall complaints. Despite the Do Not Call Registry, robocall complaints are up 69% over just the past two years alone.
1. It will pre-screen many robocalls before they are even sent to your phone.
2. It will work with both landlines and cell phones.
1. It won't stop all robocalls to your landline like the ProCallBlock.com call blocker will.
2. It won't stop many telemarketers, political calls, crank calls, wrong numbers, collection calls, or the numerous types of other unwanted phone calls many consumers need blocked.
3. It will be a bit complicated for most users to set up effectively, vs. the instant, simple one-touch call blocking feature offered by the ProCallBlock.com phone call blocker.
So, in essence Nomorobo is a chainlink fence, whereas a call blocker from www.procallblock.com is a heavily-fortified fortress complete with moat and enough canon to blow away entire armies of robocallers.
Great writeup and video of Nomorobo here: http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Robocall-Blocker-Nomorobo-Do-Not-Call-Unwanted-Phone-Messages-New-Service-FTC-221417361.html
According to USA Today, illegal robocall technology is getting more and more sophisticated. Spamming has never been easier despite the government's attempts to curb it with initiatives such as the Do Not Call Registry. It's never been a better time to pick up a telephone call blocker from www.procallblock.com as the problem will keep getting worse as time goes by.
Article here: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/08/26/do-not-call-list/2609855/
A man in Madison, WI was charged with orchestrating a robocall attack on several prominent politicians today. The man allegedly thought he could use a pre-paid Verizon wireless phone for what he thought would be unlimited, untraceable harassment. Apparently he thought wrong.