Lately, we've been getting a LOT of telemarketers and spammers calling our home line, evn though we're entered in the national Do Not Call directory.
The other day, I unearthed a Pentium 1 in my basement – it had a dial-up modem in it, and we could actually manage to send a "phone call" made of a horrible screeching, grating sound.
I was wondering if there's any way to use this to answer an inbound phone call.
Our current setup is this: we have a phone connection, and an internet connection. There are 2 phone jacks in the wall (each one is a full hookup.) We have a DSL filter hooked up to one jack, with its outputs going to the Modem and the Phone.
What I'm envisioning is this:
- Telemarketer calls us.
- We check the CID, confirm it's a spammer (the same 3 or so are calling us OVER and OVER and OVER…)
- We quickly run over to the Pent. 1, and click something, maybe a batch script or similar, that would do this:
- Tap into the phone line as a normal handset
- Attempt to perform a dial-up handshake.
- Salesman: "?????"
- PROFIT! (Well, maybe not profit, per se, but it will certainly be nice not to be spammed every 5 minutes…)
So, if anyone could help me out with this, that would be nice.
P.S., if this is illegal (harassment, spam, etc.,) just answer it as a hypothetical answer to a hypothetical question. (I may need some hypothetical troubleshooting, as well… 😉