実践ビジネス英語 2019/6/7 L5(3)Robocalls and Scams
迷惑電話と特殊詐欺
L5 Robocalls and Scams 迷惑電話と特殊詐欺
Nissen describes one method of reducing robocalls. Alvzrez says her aunt is benefited from that method. Although she does still get robocalls from certain parties. She explains about technology used by some scammers to get around caller ID. And McMillan says that a friend of his just immediately hangs up on robocallers.

sign up with – , …と契約する、…に申し込む
register your name to get some service or do something. For example I signed up with this cable TV company. Or I signed up with a house cleaning service for monthly cleaning.
National Do Not Call Registry 全米電話勧誘拒否登録制度(電話セールスを受けたくない消費者が、連邦取引委員会(FTC)が管理するリストに自宅の固定電話や携帯電話を無料で登録できる制度。慈善団体、政治団体、調査会社による電話調査などは規制を受けない)
landline or mobile phone 固定電話や携帯電話
A landline operates through physical cables as opposed to a cell phone which is gonna use satellites. Likewise you can say, my cell phone battery or my mobile battery was dead, so I had to use the landline.
dubious 不審な、怪しい
Alvarez says, running to the phone every five minutes just to hear some dubious pitch from a telemarketer. Something dubious arouses doubt. We think “Is this right, good, honest” If I say, the team won a dubious goal. Then the validity of that goal is in doubt. Should it rally have been a goal? Or company X released some dubious profit figures. So those profit don’t seem accurate or quite honest.
Dubious goal, dubious profit figures , dubious honor. I was given dubious honor of been selected the worst dressed person in the office. ありがたくない名誉
polling organization 世論調査機関
call display(電話機の)発信元表示(装置)
If the call display shows a number she doesn’t recognize?
scammer 詐欺師
Alvarez says, many sneaky scammers use what’s known as “spoofing” technology. Scammer is another word for fraudster, conf artist
“spoofing” technology 「なりすまし」の技術
Here spoofing, spoof is referring to a deception. But it can also mean a parody or send up of something.
Like this movies is a spoof of romantic comedies. Or this movie spoofs, ah, vampire horror movies.
Caller ID 発信者番号通知サービス
illicit 違法な、不正な不法な
offshore 海外の、国外の
In this case, offshore means out of the country. Offshore accounts, bank, other accounts located in other countries. Offshore investment also. And offshore can literally mean off a shore. An offshore drilling platform, for example. 沖合の、海岸から離れた所にある
call center コールセンター、顧客対応窓ロ
download ダウンロードする , upload
robocall-blocking app ロボコール遮断アプリ
The app works to block to stop robocalls from getting through. Likewise their spam blocking software, it keeps spam, e-mails from coming in, and absolute necessities these days. Add blocking features help block online adds. We also ourselves regularly block people on social media. If we object their comments, or if we feel threatened.
tip 役に立つ情報、助言、ヒント
A useful piece of advice, a pointer. He game me tips on investing the stock market, for example. Or she gave me some tips on public speaking.
hang up 電話を切る、受話器を置く
Cut off a phone connection, and this could be one sided decision, or a mutual one. If we say, “Hang up on.” Then it’s one-sided.
Like he started yelling, so I hang up on him.
hang-up 厄介な問題、頭痛のたね

charity 慈善団体
Alvarez says she can still get robocalls from charities, political groups and polling organizations.
A charity is an organization that helps people in need. He founded a charity to help he homeless, for example. Or, this charity supplies medicine to under developed countries. We also say give to charity, or go to charity, such as profits from this art sales will go to charity.
Charity begins at home. 愛はまず家庭から、身内から

pitch 名詞で、売り込み(文句)、宣伝(文句)、プレゼンテーション
一義的には「投げる(こと)」という意味の動詞・名詞
ビジネス用語としては「プレゼンテーション(を行う)」「広告(する)」
普通の社内のプレゼンテーションのこともpitch
make a pitch プレゼンテーションをする




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