Thursday, 1 July 2010

"Pure Solutions" are one of the phone spammers

This guy is amazing - he seems quite happy that he is breaking the law!

http://www.me.uk/2010-07-01-puresolutions.mp3

[Apparently plays badly in chrome or something - I'll try and clean up.]

Just to explain - the relevant law is The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 (No. 2426) It makes marketing calls that start with a recorded message illegal without express prior permission. It makes marketing calls to TPS listed numbers illegal.

Link to this article please rather than direct to the MP3. Thanks.

Legal crap:-

Anyway, I cannot identify the guy and he would not give his name and it seems to be unlikely to me, as data controller, that I will ever find his name or personal details, and as such I do not consider this call recording to be personal information under the Data Protection Act in respect of the other party. I record my calls personally as I am entitled to do. It is my copyright and as is my right I give permission for people to copy this file, and laugh at this guy as much as you like - spread the word.

P.S. one exception to the above - any person acting or planning to act in any connection with any party wishing to pursue any sort of criminal or civil action against me is expressly prohibited from copying, downloading, storing, broadcasting, or any other action I can restrict, in relation to that audio file. Any such action is only agreed upon pre-payment of a £5000 licence fee per instance (which I may choose not to grant) and any breach of these terms is considered to be a loss of such licence fee by myself and so will be pursued through the courts or as a counter claim against any actions.

16 comments:

  1. Plays pretty garbled in Firefox too.

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  2. VLC plays them back fine if you are having problems, just open the URL to the MP3 file.

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  3. Priceless! (btw is that the name of an aaisp server yet?)

    Just comedy gold. Thanks for posting this. Those of us who get pestered by these criminal dimwits every day are with you all the way.

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  4. Chris' (from Pure Solutions) question does not apply/make sense because while one person may at times break the law, there is a large gulf between that and having a business plan that is largely illegal.

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  5. "any person ... wishing to pursue ... action ... only agreed upon pre-payment of a £5000 licence fee ... any breach ... considered to be a loss of such licence fee ... pursued through the courts or as a counter claim against any actions."

    I like your style! :P

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  6. What a prick you are !! this young lad is only doing his job and your trying to prosecute him

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    1. Just to clarify, "doing his job" in that he is criminally breaking the law by making unsolicited marketing calls to me. If your job is illegal, don't do it, and don't be surprised if people get annoyed with you!

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    2. Further, lets assume it is part of "My job" to persecute and ridicule such people calling me. After all, as the boss I can make that part of "My job". I assume I can call you a prick for calling me a prick because, after all, I was just "trying to do my job" here... No?

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  7. look at the state of your picture you idiot! this young lad is doing his job, would you be happy if he was claiming benefits instead?

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  8. would you prefer this young lad to be claiming benefits ? its hardley breaking the law, hes doing a job! you are a joke

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    1. no smiley - calling people on TPS and calling with recorded message is breaking the law, it is criminal, that is in no doubt at all.

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  9. so you was breaking the law as well then, you didnt state at the start of the call that you was recording the call, i believe that to be breaking the law

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    1. Which law would that be then exactly. I am allowed to record calls for personal use and I don't have to tell them.

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    2. That would be the Talking About Things You Kind Of Maybe Thought As If They Were Actual Facts Act (1992).

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    3. That would be the "Confusing Things You Believe With Things That Are True" Act, 1993.

      As later amended by the "Let's Google That Before Talking" directive.

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