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robt
03-28-2012, 05:13 PM
Cape Town - Flirting with call centre agents and asking for the nearest chicken fast food outlet are among the "nuisance calls" made to the Western Cape's 10111 number, provincial police said on Wednesday.

Sixty-six percent of calls made between April 2011 and January this year were for non-emergencies, such as enquiries, Maitland call centre commander Lieutenant Colonel Riaan Pool told reporters in Cape Town.

He said people would phone to ask about the progress of an investigation or, even worse, to flirt with call centre agents, or ask where the closest chicken take-away store was.

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Pool said the majority of these calls were from children, made from public phones.

"On a school day it's all quiet until the bell rings... then they start phoning."

Parents were asked to educate their children about the consequences of making prank calls on an emergency number. Police would also go to schools to talk to children.

Call centre agents would soon be able to press a button and capture details of so-called nuisance calls, Pool said.

This would allow officers to physically monitor public telephone hotspots and specific numbers.

Successful prosecutions of offenders had yet to be made.



http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/People-call-10111-to-flirt-with-operators-police-20120328

This is sick on so many levels.

I say lock the little b@stards up for a day ... see how nice it is to 'flirt' in the chookie :D.

Dragon_Void
03-29-2012, 07:38 AM
Don't get me wrong, but they are just trying to educate about this? the call center agents is also guilty... They should know by now, that they should put the phone down if it is a prank call...


Call centre agents would soon be able to press a button and capture details of so-called nuisance calls, Pool said.

Urm, they are using public phones... are they going to lock the first guy they see at that phone up, and charge him?

McT
03-29-2012, 09:46 AM
Time they catch these miscreants red-handed.

Space_Kriek
03-29-2012, 03:12 PM
Wonder if anyone got some nookie from the flirting?

robt
03-29-2012, 04:31 PM
Wonder if anyone got some nookie from the flirting?

LOL ... horrid image that one :D.

mercurial
03-29-2012, 09:34 PM
Not much crazier than the crazy calls Americans put through to 911.

robt
04-02-2012, 04:09 PM
Not much crazier than the crazy calls Americans put through to 911.

Guess you're right. It's just that in SA there are so many life and death situations.

The thought of not being able to get through to 1011 because some kid wants to order chicken for a laugh turns my stomach.

Dragon_Void
04-02-2012, 04:57 PM
Wonder if this kids( 13 - 19 year old boy's usually) actually knows their mommy's numbers, wonder if they also prank call their mothers :P Sad to think actually, someone on hold actually, that actually needs to get in touch with the call center operators is actually busy dying, while these kids wan't to order chicken.

peterson
04-03-2012, 02:37 PM
Time they catch these miscreants red-handed.Agreed. Nail them hard, it will stop this nonsense in its tracks.