Robocalls: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Robocalls are a growing problem. If only we could make the FCC care a little bit more about fixing it.
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  1. Dustin Boss

    Dustin Boss

    19 horas atrás

    Ask if it's a human and it says it is a live agent but is stuck to scripted responses. No joke, try it.

  2. Lawrence Leipold

    Lawrence Leipold

    20 horas atrás

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

  3. al zolez

    al zolez

    23 horas atrás

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

  4. Dennis Coy

    Dennis Coy

    23 horas atrás

    NO Government Agencies WILL NEVER call you asking for money!

  5. Laura Kirwan

    Laura Kirwan

    Dia atrás

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

  6. jessica . rosaline

    jessica . rosaline

    Dia atrás

    Ya Inherited A *Problem Child*

  7. jessica . rosaline

    jessica . rosaline

    Dia atrás

    Ajit Pai = *_Goober_*

  8. Jelle Waltman

    Jelle Waltman

    Dia atrás

    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!

  9. Waggish Sagacity

    Waggish Sagacity

    Dia atrás

    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.

  10. Adéla Pafková

    Adéla Pafková

    Dia atrás

    Can't they just block the number?

  11. Alissa Purplebunnies

    Alissa Purplebunnies

    Dia atrás

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

  12. Alissa Purplebunnies

    Alissa Purplebunnies

    Dia atrás

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

  13. Aaron Gibbs

    Aaron Gibbs

    Dia atrás

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

  14. Ulquiorra Cifer

    Ulquiorra Cifer

    Dia atrás

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

  15. anthony kellam

    anthony kellam

    Dia atrás

    Your writers deserve pay raises!!!!

  16. Gerardo Flores

    Gerardo Flores

    Dia atrás

    did you yourself feel such a mystical vibration ...

  17. Herotimes The Undertale Player

    Herotimes The Undertale Player

    Dia atrás

    Man do they have an orchestra playing all this music? I wanna be in it.

  18. Galfin 01

    Galfin 01

    Dia atrás

    Why not try stamps.com

  19. aneebaba06


    Dia atrás

    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.

  20. Joe V

    Joe V

    Dia atrás

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

  21. SpartanF8


    Dia atrás

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

    • Js M

      Js M

      Dia atrás

      SpartanF8 It doesn’t work if you are expecting a call back from a doctor or someone that you may not know the number.

  22. J.Y. Demir

    J.Y. Demir

    Dia atrás

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

  23. C T

    C T

    Dia atrás

    Why am I crying

  24. Taylor Adair

    Taylor Adair

    Dia atrás

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

  25. Kevin Lee

    Kevin Lee

    Dia atrás

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

  26. Jackalofdeath


    Dia atrás

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

  27. Fact Check

    Fact Check

    Dia atrás

    You forget Obsma the disaster

  28. jv7x


    Dia atrás

    John Oliver is a god damn national treasure!

  29. Jesse Slaughter

    Jesse Slaughter

    Dia atrás

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

  30. Girl Etherial

    Girl Etherial

    Dia atrás

    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....

  31. Angelene Parr Ramos

    Angelene Parr Ramos

    Dia atrás

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

  32. Matthew Britton

    Matthew Britton

    2 dias atrás

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

  33. Dee Tree

    Dee Tree

    2 dias atrás

    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.

  34. Eileen Chon

    Eileen Chon

    2 dias atrás

    got a robocall while watching this video -.-

  35. Gnome Queen

    Gnome Queen

    2 dias atrás

    Fuck the FCC

  36. NittanyTiger1


    2 dias atrás

    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.

  37. SKvid


    2 dias atrás

    You are great

  38. Hugh Orr

    Hugh Orr

    2 dias atrás

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

  39. Jack Siegel

    Jack Siegel

    2 dias atrás

    As I'm watching this, I get a robocall

  40. IntrovertedExtraterrestrial


    2 dias atrás

    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.

  41. LarryHovis


    2 dias atrás


  42. samsnow1984


    2 dias atrás

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

  43. strungoutboy21


    2 dias atrás

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

  44. Jacob S

    Jacob S

    2 dias atrás

    Thankfully Andrew Yang wants to tackle them. #Yang2020

  45. The Dolly Llama

    The Dolly Llama

    2 dias atrás

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

  46. Nikhillesh Sadassivam

    Nikhillesh Sadassivam

    2 dias atrás

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

  47. Dovey Dossett

    Dovey Dossett

    2 dias atrás

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

  48. JOHN E BOB


    3 dias atrás

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

  49. Dierdri716


    3 dias atrás

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

  50. xlar54


    3 dias atrás

    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.

  51. qawi hall

    qawi hall

    3 dias atrás

    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

  52. Ryan Curry

    Ryan Curry

    3 dias atrás

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

  53. Manda Days

    Manda Days

    3 dias atrás

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

  54. Kye W

    Kye W

    3 dias atrás

    its ok i dont answer the phone

  55. Wangnan Zhong

    Wangnan Zhong

    3 dias atrás

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

  56. PeterVintonJr_Art


    3 dias atrás

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

  57. Zhargida Beoulve

    Zhargida Beoulve

    3 dias atrás

    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.

  58. Carver


    3 dias atrás

    You Fox!

  59. Reaven Veaceslav

    Reaven Veaceslav

    3 dias atrás

    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


      Dia atrás

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

  60. rubystarrs


    3 dias atrás

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

  61. Redstone Casey

    Redstone Casey

    3 dias atrás

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

    • Toaster Bath Challenge

      Toaster Bath Challenge

      2 dias atrás

      We nerds are the minority now.

  62. konschti's aural pleasure

    konschti's aural pleasure

    3 dias atrás

    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? ;)

  63. Karen


    3 dias atrás

    I got a robocall while watching this...no kidding!! I had to buy a CPR Call Blocker to reduce these calls just a bit! Thanks JOHN!!

  64. Katie Oberst

    Katie Oberst

    3 dias atrás

    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.

  65. MrMentalrevolution


    3 dias atrás

    USA is weird. *From Europe

  66. Adam


    3 dias atrás

    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 :/

  67. BluetexasTrucking


    3 dias atrás

    Lol awesome John you are a hero!!!!

  68. Andrea Wetherald

    Andrea Wetherald

    3 dias atrás

    Got a robo call while watching this. Sigh.

  69. IFCGaming


    3 dias atrás

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

  70. wbrenne


    3 dias atrás

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

    • wbrenne


      3 dias atrás

      (just as any cold call)

  71. Sai S

    Sai S

    3 dias atrás

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

  72. Luther Mason

    Luther Mason

    3 dias atrás

    I'd love to have the FCC place hefty fines on all of these telecommunication providers that allows Robocalls access on consumer's landlines and cell phones limitless 24/7. Force them to foot the bill since they use my phone more than I do!!!

  73. Ownuts


    3 dias atrás

    13:09 perfect reaction

  74. António Lencastre

    António Lencastre

    3 dias atrás

    This dude has te biggest nuts of the internet! :D

  75. Bridget Bee

    Bridget Bee

    3 dias atrás

    “(Laughs) There is a live person here” is prime uncanny valley **shivers**

  76. Desert Aria

    Desert Aria

    3 dias atrás

    Uff I'm sorry americans have to deal with this, I can't imagine how annoying these must be. The 30 years I lived in EU, the number of sales calls I received are in the single digits and even those I hated getting ( ´ ▽ ` )

  77. Drew Cross

    Drew Cross

    3 dias atrás

    Install youmail, set blocking to maximum or non-contacts and don't allow private numbers. Sure, I have to add people to my contacts if I want them to be able to call me, but that is a minor distraction when I meet new people vs the daily distraction of robocalls.

  78. will segen

    will segen

    3 dias atrás

    o'rielly: Phone: 1-888-225-5322; et al

  79. Chance Whistler

    Chance Whistler

    3 dias atrás

    This is not a robo comment. Haha. Bet you didn't know that was a thing....

  80. Bob Stevenson

    Bob Stevenson

    3 dias atrás

    348 W 57th. Street #301 New York, NY 10019 You don't even have to be autistic to find it..

  81. Bob Stevenson

    Bob Stevenson

    3 dias atrás

    This show always brings up interesting issues, but the host is painfully unfunny.

  82. Lilac Rose

    Lilac Rose

    3 dias atrás

    Shit weasels 😂😂😂

  83. I'm ALIZArd

    I'm ALIZArd

    3 dias atrás

    Got a robo call while watching.

  84. BrutalxTruth


    3 dias atrás

    Woah! @7:12 That's crazy! My SSN is FUCK SHIT FUCK - COCK TWAT - TAINT JIZZ SHIT COCK! What are the odds?

  85. Jae Lee

    Jae Lee

    3 dias atrás

    Ajit Pai is such a fucking loser. The type that actually tries to pick up women at the bar with corny dad jokes.

  86. Alexander Senatore

    Alexander Senatore

    3 dias atrás

    What a wasteful episode

  87. Dawn O'Friel

    Dawn O'Friel

    3 dias atrás

    Oh, there are no words to fully express how much I love that he gave the FCC a big dose of this plague. Way to go, John Oliver! You rock!

  88. zara h

    zara h

    3 dias atrás

    Please do a piece on the upcoming Indian elections. PLEASE! 🙏

  89. Neeraja Balachander

    Neeraja Balachander

    3 dias atrás

    Bloody brilliant

  90. TJ Lydon

    TJ Lydon

    3 dias atrás

    You are the GREATEST!!! I have thought about doing the same thing to the companies that call me just so I can tie up there lines. But I don't think that works anymore since it's a computer calling you, they can probably have 10,000 calls going at once.

  91. Thabiso Moloko

    Thabiso Moloko

    3 dias atrás

    I wish I had Thanos' glove and all the infinity stones...i'd throw the moon at Ajit pai's face.

  92. Ariel Miner

    Ariel Miner

    3 dias atrás

    I’m Ajit pai I like penis in my mouth yeah

  93. Gal Dagon

    Gal Dagon

    3 dias atrás

    "Slang for when magicians shoot heroin" amazing.

  94. Andrew Flowers

    Andrew Flowers

    3 dias atrás

    I'd like the FCC to post the business phone numbers of every scammer that they've ever received a protest for. ;)

  95. Melissa Henriquez

    Melissa Henriquez

    3 dias atrás

    the hero we need, truly

  96. Jillian Bresnahan

    Jillian Bresnahan

    3 dias atrás

    What pisses me off if not that I could get scammed, but when fake companies are calling people who don’t know any better and scamming them into thinking they are going to be deported, arrested for IRS discrepancies, or visa issues. I can’t fathom how many people have been scammed into giving these scammers money, their SSN, or their personal info. Breaks my heart.

  97. Maura Aldera

    Maura Aldera

    3 dias atrás


  98. Richard Freeberg

    Richard Freeberg

    3 dias atrás

    Finally something I can watch without throwing up and actually laugh about our current horror show cum reality TV reality ...

  99. Lauren Goff

    Lauren Goff

    3 dias atrás

    The FCC must really hate John Oliver XD

  100. spookydonkey513


    4 dias atrás

    I can’t be the only person who thinks ajit pai has the face of a simpleton. He looks like a cross eyed cousin fucker.

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