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Make them think they got the wrongest wrong number they've ever called in their life. The caller hears a recorded voice:
"This is the North American Strategic Nuclear Missile Command launch center. Missile launch code received. Thank you Mr President. Have a nice day."
Then for good measure play
that scary "end of the world" alarm sound they play at the start of the emergency broadcast system test.
[doctorremulac3, Apr 11 2012]
||I would think that Emergency Broadcast sound played real loud should do it!
||If you want to discourage sales calls, it's the auto-
dial software you need to frighten, or the
management of the call center, not the poor sod
making the calls. Unless it's a recording -- clearly,
that case, this idea makes perfect sense.
||Playing the fax noise might work better -- it's at
least plausible that automated systems would
recognize it, and autodialers have an incentive to
delete fax numbers from their
||I don't think that this idea will discourage any
all. Quite the opposite: "Well, since nuclear
nigh anyway, how about exchanging some of your
totally-worthless money for something of tangible
a magazine subscription? Assuming you survive
blast, basic goods like toilet paper are expected
to be in very
short supply, and you might well be able to trade
a copy of
Time to a roving gang of bikers in exchange for
raping and murdering your family in front of you.
throw in a free pint of clean water if you act now!"