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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Mar 11, 2019




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Irving IV
Irving IV 37 minutes ago
👍 😁 👍 🍈-
Jetta Red
Jetta Red 56 minutes ago
RoboKiller is a great iOS app. I’m sure there’s an Android app that does the same. I have found it to be very effective, as well as hilarious.
Jeff Gao
Jeff Gao 2 hours ago
I stopped answering my business phone now... Business going off
Q Mack
Q Mack 2 hours ago
JOKE’S ON YOU SCAMMERS, I NEVER ANSWER THE PHONE, ESPECIALLY CALLS FROM MY AREA BECAUSE ONLY THREE LOCAL PEOPLE WERE EVER GIVEN MY NUMBER AND LITERALLY ONLY MY MOM AND ABUELA ACTUALLY CALL ME LMAO. If you aren’t contacting me through text, I know for a fact that I don’t know you because everyone knows I don’t do phone calls!
Ahmad Mamud
Ahmad Mamud 2 hours ago
John Oliver deserves public office
Fast Internet
Fast Internet 3 hours ago
Just be morman
God bless John Oliver 😘🌺💖🕊🌞🏆❤️🇺🇸💕😅🎁🎊🎉
Aaron Jacob Puno
Aaron Jacob Puno 3 hours ago
Looks like we have a 3rd reason to play "The FCC Song" from Family Guy. - (OG) FCC being stupid on TV. - Net neutrality. - These damned robocalls.
Sheri Hischar
Sheri Hischar 4 hours ago
"RoboKiller" Fantastic app.
adamsz415 5 hours ago
He didn’t actually robo call the chairs of the FCC did he?
Boi Boi
Boi Boi 6 hours ago
u are gg to get your ass struck by a drone soon if you are not careful
Matthew Timberlake
Matthew Timberlake 6 hours ago
John, you should now admit you were wrong about Trump. The fakeness of your show is now tainted in my eyes. I'm sorry because I like your show. But, if you don't do a whole episode on how CNN, ABC, MSNBC, NPR, NBC, CBS, and all the MSM news outlets 86ing Fox News (I can't believe I said that fu(k fox news) are fake news and should be shamed for the fake news they feed the public. You are shame John Oliver. You are shame shame you are shame shame shame, You are shame. Or you should do a whole show based on Tool Time with Tim Allen, Al Borland and Wilson. lol
SISSYPUSS 3 hours ago
Hello Vlad, sorry but FOX is FAKE NEWS and TRUMPTARD is a LIAR and a FAKE PRESIDENT, eh.
timmy timmytimmy
timmy timmytimmy 6 hours ago
fumble sound effects fivid.net/video/video-y2jHChXj1nA.html
Anet Bumbum
Anet Bumbum 9 hours ago
Can I just say... That woman who wouldn't say "I am not a robot" was probably working in one of those call centers that have strictly scripted responses. They are not allowed to say things off script at all
Zarah McIntosh
Zarah McIntosh 11 hours ago
All calls go straight to voicemail.
Domagoj Žuža
Domagoj Žuža 13 hours ago
I like his segments a lot but the jokes....omg... they are so bad. Watermeloning? Are the writers of these jokes 12? He has a very interesting show and it's well researched but it's always interrupted with bad jokes. It seems to me they are treating the audience with no respect if they have to explain in such a juvenile manner. British humor in one of the best in the world, well known for its whit,maybe he can use that to help the show make more intelligent jokes that treat the viewer with the respect. Remember, being loud is not always funny...
M BT 13 hours ago
I block the number, but they just call (same message) on a different number.
roxanneworld11 13 hours ago
...and: setting up robocalls to "the 5 FCC commissioners?" great idea, John!..even better? include their personal cell phone and home phone numbers, as well..do it like north korea, too: also include the numbers of their spouses and their adult children....yes, "if only there was a way..." as John Oliver contemplates what to do. 🤔🤔🤔🤔
roxanneworld11 14 hours ago
www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/02/government-responsibility-to-citizens-anne-marie-slaughter/ yep, Susan Collins is such an ultra-conservative schill, so dishonest..and does not care one iota about the safety of women re: misogyny and rape. she sickens me. she *pretended* to not know what she'd do with her kavanaugh vote..then, at the 'final hour,' voted to confirm that grotesque @ssh-le..how could anyone, let alone any female, ever trust that little b.?? does she have daughters? grand or god-daughters?? she voted against *their* safety and/or that of any girls, baby-girls and women she would claim to care about by endorsing kavanaugh & his kind: fake, wannabe 'men.' she's disgusting, they're both sociopaths..she's supposed to represent all of her constituents and care about them and has a *duty* to help keep them safe..but she does *not* care to do it. she's not at all protective of the vulnerable and those who have already been victims. no way does she have a soul..trump and kavanaugh are the kind of 'men' she thinks are best examples of men..and *that* is how politically, psychologically and socially corrupt she is..how purely evil she is because that's how she rolls.
Sammy Leckie
Sammy Leckie 17 hours ago
This man is a hero lol
Sierra Armstrong
Sierra Armstrong 18 hours ago
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is the Deadpool of Television.
Jeff Gazetti
Jeff Gazetti 19 hours ago
FCC isn’t going to do shit about it because Ajit Pai is too busy fucking over consumers.
Gregory Mazurek
Gregory Mazurek 20 hours ago
John Oliver reminds me I’m not alone with my petty issues
Travis Boutell
Travis Boutell 21 hour ago
17:21 Pai's Cell phone: *omae wa mou shindeiru* Pai: NANI???
Travis Boutell
Travis Boutell 21 hour ago
13:16 Goober alert xD
DixtunBabyAngel 23 hours ago
That comment guy
From 8:46 to 10:00 is the story of my life 😂😂
Tim Vermette
Tim Vermette Day ago
I find it strangely coincidental that I ended up getting a robocall while watching this.
Galore Galore
Funniest shit. While I was watching this I got one of these fuckin calls
Omar Resto
Omar Resto Day ago
It would be hilarious if you encourage your viewers to sign up all the politican offices they can for robo calls. Maybe even put a list of all their office numbers up on your website.
mikaastra Day ago
I've gotten calls about how my children are at great risk for catching diseases and that they need healthcare to help them when the crisis hits. I've never been pregnant.
Oh, that is so perfect!
Benjamin Rosenberger
Can you do an episode about Junk Mail?
CJ Stech
CJ Stech Day ago
348 w 57th street #301, New York, NY 10019
idk when it will be made public to everyone, but I have the google screening service and its amazing. when someone calls you can have it screened where a bot tells the caller you're using the google screening service, and to leave a message. And in real time it audio-to-text translates what the caller says and you can choose to pick up, mark as spam, or hang up. Most robocalls just hang up.
Ajit pai IS a goober. Perfect name
I've had my current phone number for about 10yrs, but I still get robocalls trying to collect debt from the previous owner of the number
Adam Mercier
Adam Mercier Day ago
I got 2 robo calls while watching this...
Mickey Williams
I love watching this guy make fun of the people he is in bed with. Damn I wish they were actually calling those people. It would be grand.
Coelho do bem
For now, that doesn't mean abandoning modern communication, but forgetting the old phone line system and only using apps for communication. It's not that they won't be full of bots too, but still...
SorasShadow1 Day ago
2 weeks on & I've gotten 10 calls in a day & another one this morning re-watching this episode _ugh_
Shreyas Venkatesh
348 W 57th Street, #301, New York, NY 10019. There, I saved the FCC some time so they can listen to more robocalls
Akai Maho Miru
This is the reason my service auto stops robocalls XD
Alex Hurst
Alex Hurst Day ago
DavidVT23 Day ago
I am in the 703 area code. However, +7 is the international calling code for Russia. So I have gotten slightly mis-typed robocalls that are trying to look local but claim they're from Russia, which, now that I think about it, is probably accurate.
4:57 we need to make this clip a meme it's too relatable
Riding With Jon
Yang Gang 2020
Tanner Wilson
We need an update on this story!
Whole Food Plant Based Mama
Did he really do this?
Hylian Fox
Hylian Fox Day ago
ah yes, Ajit Pai. you may remember him as the same asshole who killed Net Neutrality
Max Hoffstadt
Lol just block them
The mailbox joke went on for too long.
Joey Cathcart
Hate robocalls!
Van Geovani
Van Geovani 2 days ago
pro tips from someone who rarely receives robocalls 1: never answer your phone (if its important they'll leave a message) 2:block all numbers that try to call you 3:if you are expecting a call make sure you know the number and only pick up for that number. This has been your pro tip
Dipak Khatiwada
Dipak Khatiwada 2 days ago
wow. man you did it.
Devyn Engelbert
Devyn Engelbert 2 days ago
ugh i’m ajit pai i like penis in my mouth
Loremaster Talus'ar
John! You are the maddest lad I have ever seen. I salute you, sir.
Fiesbertt 2 days ago
Whats up with social security numbers? Why do they need to be a secret? Isn't that kinda fragile?
Vib3s 2 days ago
(unnerving fake laughter)
omar lucero
omar lucero 2 days ago
I get robocalls about car insurance. I don't have a car
ForcefighterX2 2 days ago
In Germany this problem does not exist at all. I did not even know it exists in US. Just do what our German government did - create so many laws and regulations for robocalls, that it's an insane financial overhead for any corporation to robocall you. Then, finally, NO corporation will call you because it makes no sense. Instead, they will spam your mailbox or spam your actual postbox with useless advertisement, which you cannot get rid off.
GOT Progressive SC
🤣🤣 John's has the real big button!
What Ever
What Ever 2 days ago
Most people: * bitch about their boss in private, maybe with a friend or coworker * John Oliver: * bitch’s about parent company on national television and FIvid *
What Ever
What Ever 2 days ago
“Everyone one of us has answered the phone at some point to hear this [robocall audio]” Awfully bold of you to assume I answer the phone when I know the number
Dustin Boss
Dustin Boss 2 days ago
Ask if it's a human and it says it is a live agent but is stuck to scripted responses. No joke, try it.
Lawrence Leipold
Lawrence Leipold 2 days ago
16:57 found it: 348 W 57th. Street. #301. New York. NY 10019
al zolez
al zolez 2 days ago
Ajit Pi should be hanged publicly. Fuck that dipshit clown.
Dennis Coy
Dennis Coy 2 days ago
NO Government Agencies WILL NEVER call you asking for money!
gnoxycat 2 days ago
The IRS lets you pay in Amazon gift cards now.
Laura Kirwan
Laura Kirwan 2 days ago
I wish Ajit Pai would just choke to death on his own smugness.
jessica . rosaline
Ya Inherited A *Problem Child*
jessica . rosaline
Ajit Pai = *_Goober_*
Jelle Waltman
Jelle Waltman 2 days ago
This might be a stupid idea, but a federal law protecting consumers might be handy. I know USA citizens don't like federal rules, but in this case...make an exception. Consumers should be protected against aggressive marketing!
Waggish Sagacity
Waggish Sagacity 3 days ago
Many years ago, when answering machines (remember them?) were ubiquitous, a caller to NPR, I think, complained that sales people interrupted her family dinners. I wrote a letter to NPR: "Why does she not buy an answering machine" etc.? Nowadays, I DON'T get robocalls. Why, because, when caller does not leave a message, I don't pick up. See? Simple! Try it at home. Even your cell phone has a voicemail thingy, did you know that? Good luck: Works great for me.
tifforo1 45 minutes ago
+Waggish Sagacity Outright scammers do leave robo-voicemails, and my phone doesn't let me delete the icon showing that there's a voicemail until I call my voicemail and listen to the beginning of it.
Waggish Sagacity
Waggish Sagacity 23 hours ago
+tifforo1 Mine is not a universal panacea, but it is a fact that bill collectors, salespeople, etc. DO NOT LEAVE MESSAGES on answering machines. They want to talk to the people they are looking for in peron. If you pick up the phone instead of waiting for the message, you're on your own. If you want to take my advice, it's free & effective.
tifforo1 23 hours ago
This doesn't work so well for people who do things like apply for jobs by posting a resume online with a phone number. Some universities put personal phone numbers online for no good reason too, I believe.
Adéla Pafková
Adéla Pafková 3 days ago
Can't they just block the number?
tiny bread
tiny bread 2 days ago
Nope :( they use more than one number to call and it usually a brand new one every time
Alissa Purplebunnies
"Johnny's acting up" and "I bet I'm gona get some spicy jars in the mail about that"
Alissa Purplebunnies
Wait what's wrong with calling a tea salon Neverland it flew over my head 😂
Aim9 Mike
Aim9 Mike 2 days ago
Alissa Purplebunnies ummm Michael Jackson used to fly stuff over children’s heads all the time at his Neverland ranch....soo yeahhh..
Aaron Gibbs
Aaron Gibbs 3 days ago
Most calls I recieve nowdays re robocalls. I even get them coming from my own number like twice a week.
Ulquiorra Cifer
Ulquiorra Cifer 3 days ago
That robocall with the guy sounded like a real person. I probably would have been fooled.
anthony kellam
anthony kellam 3 days ago
Your writers deserve pay raises!!!!
Gerardo Flores
Gerardo Flores 3 days ago
did you yourself feel such a mystical vibration ...
Herotimes The Undertale Player
Man do they have an orchestra playing all this music? I wanna be in it.
Galfin 01
Galfin 01 3 days ago
Why not try stamps.com
aneebaba06 3 days ago
I get ones that are in Chinese - i heard these scammed Chinese Americans as they thought the govt was after them and since they are scared that they might actually get in trouble back home, they gave the money etc. I have the Pixel 3, so now i use the screening feature and they usually hang up right away.
Joe V
Joe V 3 days ago
ONE Lesson here: do NOT EVER gives WELLS FARGO …..ANY BUISNESS AT ALL.....they're thieves
SpartanF8 3 days ago
Blocking numbers helps, no call lists help and setting your phone to only accept known numbers
Js M
Js M 3 days ago
SpartanF8 It doesn’t work if you are expecting a call back from a doctor or someone that you may not know the number.
J.Y. Demir
J.Y. Demir 3 days ago
At least someone's calling me.. Don't get rid of them
C T 3 days ago
Why am I crying
Kevin Lee
Kevin Lee 3 days ago
He needs to reduce the interval between calls from every 90 minutes to every 3 minutes
Jackalofdeath 3 days ago
what sort of sad fucking people worship this ugly little jew he looks like a rat
Fact Check
Fact Check 3 days ago
You forget Obsma the disaster
jv7x 3 days ago
John Oliver is a god damn national treasure!
Jesse Slaughter
Jesse Slaughter 3 days ago
I am genuinely impressed with how John Oliver has progressed in fake news, Let that sink in
Girl Etherial
Girl Etherial 3 days ago
Did anyone else think his call to action at the end sounded like, "Russia... If you're listening...."? Hmmm. As I'm writing this, the Mueller report was delivered to Barr, so maybe that's just on my mind....
Angelene Parr Ramos
Can someone please make a meme of John saying “cool”? That was the best.
Matthew Britton
Matthew Britton 3 days ago
Can you please share the phone numbers of all the FCC Goobers?
Dee Tree
Dee Tree 4 days ago
Oliver is great. I wish news Anchor's in general followed his model.... this mf can make fun of himself, his fans and his sponsors while making realistic suggestions fans can do to help support something beneficial, or to troll d.bags in public office not listening.
Eileen Chon
Eileen Chon 4 days ago
got a robocall while watching this video -.-
Gnome Queen
Gnome Queen 4 days ago
Fuck the FCC
NittanyTiger1 4 days ago
When I was in debt to the hospital due to being disabled before my SSI was approved, I was getting debt collector robocalls so often that I set a personalized voicemail message telling them not to call back, let the robocallers fill up my voicemail box on purpose, then just shut my phone off because I was under so much stress then that I was liable to snap.
SKvid 4 days ago
You are great
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