Avatars now talk "over" call recipients with introductions that go on and on. Calling "in response to your request for information" - a lie. Threatening with bold officer-like fundraising voices from scam police associations. On the flip side, Avatars remain one of the most effective technologies for phone solicitors. Too bad the telemarketing industry has overstepped reasonable marketing boundaries once again - leading to robocall express written consent classification of the technology, severely restricting legal use.
Smart. Savvy. Attuned to who's calling her prized iphone illegally. As hard as I try to clarify - there is no place in my wife's realm of possibilities for an Avatar call solicitation. "Why would someone clip sentences together and play them?" she says. "How stupid is that. And why would someone ring my phone four times quickly to get me to call back, and then have chopped up messages try to interact with me?"
"This is Monica. I’m calling from the factory warranty department."Monica – are you an Avatar?
"Yes, I’m a live person pressing responses because of my inability to speak with you directly."
Monica – you know there is no Factory Warranty Department. That’s not even a company. You’re scamming me.
No answer. I guess there wasn’t a tab for that response.