Having fun with telemarketing bots

I usually don’t pick up on unknown phone numbers, but lately I’ve been enjoying it. Mainly because I like talking to the robots. I must admit that it’s difficult to detect if a bot has your attention (and then they pass you on to a live person), but that initial contact is fascinating and fun.

Here’s how to mess with telemarketers, either real or cyber:

The goal of the telemarketer is to get you in a positive state of mind, so anything they can do to get you to say “Yes” does the trick (think: the classic telemarketing ploy “Can you hear me OK?”)