Robocalls: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

  • Publicēšanas datums 11 mar 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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  • Mickey Williams
    Mickey Williams Pirms 8 Stundām

    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
    Coelho do bem Pirms 9 Stundām

    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
    SorasShadow1 Pirms 11 Stundām

    2 weeks on & I've gotten 10 calls in a day & another one this morning re-watching this episode _ugh_

  • Shreyas Venkatesh
    Shreyas Venkatesh Pirms 12 Stundām

    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
    Akai Maho Miru Pirms 14 Stundām +1

    This is the reason my service auto stops robocalls XD

  • Alex Hurst
    Alex Hurst Pirms 14 Stundām

  • DavidVT23
    DavidVT23 Pirms 18 Stundām

    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.

  • TheFangirlOtaku
    TheFangirlOtaku Pirms 19 Stundām

    4:57 we need to make this clip a meme it's too relatable

  • Riding With Jon
    Riding With Jon Pirms 20 Stundām

    Yang Gang 2020

  • Tanner Wilson
    Tanner Wilson Pirms 20 Stundām

    We need an update on this story!

  • Whole Food Plant Based Mama
    Whole Food Plant Based Mama Pirms 20 Stundām

    Did he really do this?

  • Hylian Fox
    Hylian Fox Pirms 22 Stundām

    ah yes, Ajit Pai. you may remember him as the same asshole who killed Net Neutrality

  • Sean DeBlieck
    Sean DeBlieck Pirms 22 Stundām

    God Love you John Oliver!

  • Max Hoffstadt
    Max Hoffstadt Pirms 22 Stundām +1

    Lol just block them


    The mailbox joke went on for too long.

  • Joey Cathcart
    Joey Cathcart Pirms dienas

    Hate robocalls!

  • Kelly Miller
    Kelly Miller Pirms dienas +1

    My new favorite is the robo calls that show up as my own phone number. That’s not suspicious at all.

  • Van Geovani
    Van Geovani Pirms dienas

    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 Pirms dienas

    wow. man you did it.

  • Devyn Engelbert
    Devyn Engelbert Pirms dienas

    ugh i’m ajit pai i like penis in my mouth

  • Loremaster Talus'ar
    Loremaster Talus'ar Pirms dienas

    John! You are the maddest lad I have ever seen. I salute you, sir.

  • Generation Media
    Generation Media Pirms dienas

    ...Why upon your first voyage as passenger, did you feel yourself such a mystical vibration, 348 W 57th. Street, #301, New York, NY 10019 when first told that you and your ship were....
    You're welcome.

  • Fiesbertt
    Fiesbertt Pirms dienas

    Whats up with social security numbers? Why do they need to be a secret? Isn't that kinda fragile?

  • Vib3s
    Vib3s Pirms dienas

    (unnerving fake laughter)

  • omar lucero
    omar lucero Pirms dienas

    I get robocalls about car insurance. I don't have a car

  • ForcefighterX2
    ForcefighterX2 Pirms dienas

    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
    GOT Progressive SC Pirms dienas

    🤣🤣 John's has the real big button!

  • What Ever
    What Ever Pirms dienas

    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 LVclip *

  • What Ever
    What Ever Pirms dienas +2

    “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 Pirms dienas

    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 Pirms dienas +4

    16:57 found it:
    348 W 57th. Street. #301. New York. NY 10019

  • al zolez
    al zolez Pirms dienas

    Ajit Pi should be hanged publicly. Fuck that dipshit clown.

  • Dennis Coy
    Dennis Coy Pirms dienas +3

    NO Government Agencies WILL NEVER call you asking for money!

    • gnoxycat
      gnoxycat Pirms dienas +1

      The IRS lets you pay in Amazon gift cards now.

  • Laura Kirwan
    Laura Kirwan Pirms dienas +1

    I wish Ajit Pai would just choke to death on his own smugness.

  • jessica . rosaline
    jessica . rosaline Pirms dienas

    Ya Inherited A *Problem Child*

  • jessica . rosaline
    jessica . rosaline Pirms dienas

    Ajit Pai = *_Goober_*

  • Jelle Waltman
    Jelle Waltman Pirms dienas

    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 Pirms 2 dienām

    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.

  • Adéla Pafková
    Adéla Pafková Pirms 2 dienām

    Can't they just block the number?

    • tiny bread
      tiny bread Pirms dienas

      Nope :( they use more than one number to call and it usually a brand new one every time

  • Alissa Purplebunnies
    Alissa Purplebunnies Pirms 2 dienām +11

    "Johnny's acting up" and "I bet I'm gona get some spicy jars in the mail about that"

  • Alissa Purplebunnies
    Alissa Purplebunnies Pirms 2 dienām +1

    Wait what's wrong with calling a tea salon Neverland it flew over my head 😂

    • Aim9 Mike
      Aim9 Mike Pirms dienas

      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 Pirms 2 dienām

    Most calls I recieve nowdays re robocalls. I even get them coming from my own number like twice a week.

  • Ulquiorra Cifer
    Ulquiorra Cifer Pirms 2 dienām +2

    That robocall with the guy sounded like a real person. I probably would have been fooled.

  • anthony kellam
    anthony kellam Pirms 2 dienām

    Your writers deserve pay raises!!!!

  • Gerardo Flores
    Gerardo Flores Pirms 2 dienām

    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 Pirms 2 dienām

    Why not try

  • aneebaba06
    aneebaba06 Pirms 2 dienām

    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 Pirms 2 dienām

    ONE Lesson here: do NOT EVER gives WELLS FARGO …..ANY BUISNESS AT ALL.....they're thieves

  • SpartanF8
    SpartanF8 Pirms 2 dienām

    Blocking numbers helps, no call lists help and setting your phone to only accept known numbers

    • Js M
      Js M Pirms 2 dienām

      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 Pirms 2 dienām +1

    At least someone's calling me.. Don't get rid of them

  • C T
    C T Pirms 2 dienām

    Why am I crying

  • Taylor Adair
    Taylor Adair Pirms 2 dienām +1

    I have terrible anxiety, and these calls have started so many panic attacks. I don’t understand how it’s legal.

  • Kevin Lee
    Kevin Lee Pirms 2 dienām +2

    He needs to reduce the interval between calls from every 90 minutes to every 3 minutes

  • Jackalofdeath
    Jackalofdeath Pirms 2 dienām

    what sort of sad fucking people worship this ugly little jew he looks like a rat

  • Fact Check
    Fact Check Pirms 2 dienām

    You forget Obsma the disaster

  • jv7x
    jv7x Pirms 2 dienām +1

    John Oliver is a god damn national treasure!

  • Jesse Slaughter
    Jesse Slaughter Pirms 2 dienām

    I am genuinely impressed with how John Oliver has progressed in fake news,
    Let that sink in

  • Girl Etherial
    Girl Etherial Pirms 2 dienām +1

    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
    Angelene Parr Ramos Pirms 2 dienām

    Can someone please make a meme of John saying “cool”? That was the best.

  • Matthew Britton
    Matthew Britton Pirms 2 dienām

    Can you please share the phone numbers of all the FCC Goobers?

  • Dee Tree
    Dee Tree Pirms 3 dienām

    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 Pirms 3 dienām +2

    got a robocall while watching this video -.-

  • Gnome Queen
    Gnome Queen Pirms 3 dienām

    Fuck the FCC

  • NittanyTiger1
    NittanyTiger1 Pirms 3 dienām +1

    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
    SKvid Pirms 3 dienām

    You are great

  • Hugh Orr
    Hugh Orr Pirms 3 dienām

    The best is, 'Dont hang up...'

  • Jack Siegel
    Jack Siegel Pirms 3 dienām +2

    As I'm watching this, I get a robocall

  • IntrovertedExtraterrestrial
    IntrovertedExtraterrestrial Pirms 3 dienām

    They are so annoying. One time my grandma got a call that said she needed to give a certain amount of money to get her son out of jail, but here's the thing, he's the under sheriff.

  • LarryHovis
    LarryHovis Pirms 3 dienām


  • samsnow1984
    samsnow1984 Pirms 3 dienām

    should've just given their phone numbers so we could all call them :)

  • strungoutboy21
    strungoutboy21 Pirms 3 dienām +1

    I've gotten robocalls about getting a life alert necklace and I'm in my 30's.

  • Jacob S
    Jacob S Pirms 3 dienām

    Thankfully Andrew Yang wants to tackle them. #Yang2020

  • The Dolly Llama
    The Dolly Llama Pirms 3 dienām

    this is funny as heck, thank you so much for existing

  • Nikhillesh Sadassivam
    Nikhillesh Sadassivam Pirms 3 dienām

    Address buried - 348 W 57th. Street, #301, New York 10019

  • Dovey Dossett
    Dovey Dossett Pirms 3 dienām

    Love you, dude. But the raunchy Stuff felt really gratuitous and unnecessary in this episode. Don't be infantile just to be infantile.

    JOHN E BOB Pirms 3 dienām

    I virtually stopped all the Robo Calls I got by getting an air horn and blasting it when I got a "Scam Likely" call. 😁

  • Dierdri716
    Dierdri716 Pirms 3 dienām

    There’s no use to blocking the numbers, they just generate a new one.

  • xlar54
    xlar54 Pirms 3 dienām

    Hold the telecom companies responsible. If a number can be spoofed, someone fucked up. Fine Verizon or ATT 1 billion dollars for every falsified number. Shit will change real quick.

  • qawi hall
    qawi hall Pirms 3 dienām

    I love how John Oliver does less shows than the other late night to save money and spend it on the most stupidest yet funny props and skits

  • Ryan Curry
    Ryan Curry Pirms 3 dienām

    John Oliver, the hero the world needs but doesn’t deserve

  • Manda Days
    Manda Days Pirms 3 dienām

    I found the address: 345 W 57th Street, #301, New York, NY, 10019

  • Kye W
    Kye W Pirms 3 dienām

    its ok i dont answer the phone

  • Wangnan Zhong
    Wangnan Zhong Pirms 3 dienām +10

    Oliver: pulls out giant props.
    other late night show host: neither we are crazy nor we had the John Oliver's budget

  • PeterVintonJr_Art
    PeterVintonJr_Art Pirms 4 dienām

    Terrified to Google the word "watermeloning" now...

  • Zhargida Beoulve
    Zhargida Beoulve Pirms 4 dienām

    The issue is not the calls, but the fact that I can't tell a real person to go fuck themselves: I would enjoy triple the unsolicited calls per day if I were afforded this luxury; I might even buy the cat insurance they're usually selling.

  • Carver
    Carver Pirms 4 dienām

    You Fox!

  • Reaven Veaceslav
    Reaven Veaceslav Pirms 4 dienām +30

    Huge reason why spam calls are awful for me: I have to answer random phone calls because I'm 'on call' and it could be important patient stuff. And if I'm dealing with spam calls, I could miss or delay something that was actually important.

    "Don't pick up" is a bad option when you have people dying

    • tifforo1
      tifforo1 Pirms 2 dienām +5

      A less extreme version of this happens to people who are applying for jobs.

  • rubystarrs
    rubystarrs Pirms 4 dienām +1

    It worked! 11 days after this video was originally posted and AT&T and Comcast have announced caller authentication programs being released.

  • Redstone Casey
    Redstone Casey Pirms 4 dienām +87

    John Oliver is the very definition of "Chaotic Good".

  • konschti's aural pleasure
    konschti's aural pleasure Pirms 4 dienām

    I didn’t even know that a problem like this exists but I’m also an European where this is just illegal. No strings attached it’s just not allowed except if you call a customer service and instead of waiting you want them to call back. That’s done by a robot. Kind of cool if your government acts in your interest most of the time, isn’t it? ;)

  • Karen
    Karen Pirms 4 dienām

    I got a robocall while watching kidding!! I had to buy a CPR Call Blocker to reduce these calls just a bit! Thanks JOHN!!

  • Katie Oberst
    Katie Oberst Pirms 4 dienām

    I get upwards of 5 calls a day about my debt that I can't pay cuz I'm on SSI. I only answer my phone if I recognize the number these days.

  • MrMentalrevolution
    MrMentalrevolution Pirms 4 dienām

    USA is weird. *From Europe

  • Adam
    Adam Pirms 4 dienām

    If I get a call from someone I don't know, I know it is a scam, so I immediately try to sell them a a bag of dicks. One of these days I'm gonna find a buyer for this big ol bag. One time I reverse tracked a scam call center.and called every phone line they had pushing my wares. They blocked me :/

  • BluetexasTrucking
    BluetexasTrucking Pirms 4 dienām

    Lol awesome John you are a hero!!!!

  • Andrea Wetherald
    Andrea Wetherald Pirms 4 dienām

    Got a robo call while watching this. Sigh.

  • IFCGaming
    IFCGaming Pirms 4 dienām +1

    Scammers are like:
    So the FCC will let me be and let me be me so let me scam...

  • wbrenne
    wbrenne Pirms 4 dienām

    In Germany, robocalls are fined with up to 300,000 €. This has pretty much eliminated the problem.

    • wbrenne
      wbrenne Pirms 4 dienām

      (just as any cold call)

  • Sai S
    Sai S Pirms 4 dienām

    Hahaha.. Johns expressions are pure gold and that robo laugh was some spooky shit..