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17th May '16 2:01:07 PM zookx1
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* ''Series/Frasier'' features an episode in the third season during which one of Frasier's call-ins rings up to complain about this happening to her and becoming traumatized by it. The call is fielded by Roz as Frasier is running late. He then runs into the studio in an exhausted state and picks up the phone while trying to regain his breath. Suffice to say, the woman at the other end completely misinterprets what she hears.

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* ''Series/Frasier'' ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' features an episode in the third season during which one of Frasier's call-ins rings up to complain about this happening to her and becoming traumatized by it. The call is fielded by Roz as Frasier is running late. He then runs into the studio in an exhausted state and picks up the phone while trying to regain his breath. Suffice to say, the woman at the other end completely misinterprets what she hears.
17th May '16 1:59:15 PM zookx1
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* ''Series/Frasier'' features an episode in the third season during which one of Frasier's call-ins rings up to complain about this happening to her and becoming traumatized by it. The call is fielded by Roz as Frasier is running late. He then runs into the studio in an exhausted state and picks up the phone while trying to regain his breath. Suffice to say, the woman at the other end completely misinterprets what she hears.
8th May '16 1:48:18 PM nombretomado
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* ''HeyArnold'': One of the ways Helga keeps reminding Arnold he has "24 Hours To Live" is by repeatedly calling him.

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* ''HeyArnold'': ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'': One of the ways Helga keeps reminding Arnold he has "24 Hours To Live" is by repeatedly calling him.
29th Mar '16 3:14:07 PM Yozzy
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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'': In one episode Spongebob gets a phone call which consists of a jelly fish breathing heavily on the other line before hanging up.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'': In PlayedForLaughs in one episode where Spongebob gets a phone call which consists of a jelly fish menacing heavy breathing heavily on the other line before hanging up.the caller hangs up. The caller on the other side was a jellyfish.
24th Mar '16 1:05:27 PM WillKeaton
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* The WebOriginal/SCPFoundation has [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-145 SCP-145]], a phone which, if answered, connects to an unknown woman who pleads for help and describes torture being inflicted on various individuals (who can be heard screaming in the background). Using the phone without someone else watches causes the listener to vanish and join the other victims.

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* The WebOriginal/SCPFoundation has [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-145 SCP-145]], SCP-145,]] a phone which, if answered, connects to an unknown woman who pleads for help and describes torture being inflicted on various individuals (who can be heard screaming in the background). Using the phone without someone else watches causes the listener to vanish and join the other victims.



* People living in Beijing have apparently been getting phone calls like this recently, from an unknown number which supposedly 'didn't exist' when they tried to call back. The calls featured noises like a woman screaming, a baby crying or cries for help. It's [[http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/783639.shtml#.Ul3dFhCkjIV mentioned in this article]]

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* People living in Beijing have apparently been getting phone calls like this recently, from an unknown number which supposedly 'didn't exist' when they tried to call back. The calls featured noises like a woman screaming, a baby crying or cries for help. It's [[http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/783639.shtml#.Ul3dFhCkjIV mentioned in this article]]article.]]
24th Mar '16 1:04:51 PM WillKeaton
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* Rockwell's 1984 hit "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mC12-VMMvpc Obscene Phone Caller]]".

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* Rockwell's 1984 hit "[[http://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mC12-VMMvpc Obscene "Obscene Phone Caller]]".Caller."]]



* In the music video for Billy Joel's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhJg1finpyU Sometimes a Fantasy]], he calls a woman and sings the song to her, much to her annoyance. [[spoiler:The ending shows she never answered and the whole thing was in his head]]. Rather creepily, Joel's nervous movements and the presence of another man in the room suggest he's being forced into making the call.

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* In the music video for Billy Joel's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhJg1finpyU Sometimes a Fantasy]], Fantasy,]] he calls a woman and sings the song to her, much to her annoyance. [[spoiler:The ending shows she never answered and the whole thing was in his head]]. Rather creepily, Joel's nervous movements and the presence of another man in the room suggest he's being forced into making the call.
6th Mar '16 1:05:14 PM WriterGirl2015
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* You can now [[http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/821591-evil-clown-hired-for-stalking-threats-and-a-pie-in-the-face hire a monster clown]] to stalk small children a week before their birthday. He'll leave phone calls, post notes about how he's watching them and how he'll attack them and on their birthday, he'll smash a cake in their face.
26th Feb '16 5:04:22 AM Morgenthaler
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** This is parodied, of course, in the ''Film/ScaryMovie'' movies.

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** * This is parodied, of course, in the ''Film/ScaryMovie'' movies.movies. For instance, Ghostface calls one of his victims (played by Carmen Electra) while reading a porn mag where she's the centerfold. When he says he wants to know what her insides look like, she tells him to turn the page.
7th Feb '16 2:58:01 PM ZeldaQueen64
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* In the music video for Billy Joel's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhJg1finpyU Sometimes a Fantasy]], he calls a woman and sings the song to her, much to her annoyance. [[spoiler:The ending shows she never answered and the whole thing was in his head]]. Rather creepily, Joel's nervous movements and the presence of another man in the room suggest he's being forced into making the call.


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* The WebOriginal/SCPFoundation has [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-145 SCP-145]], a phone which, if answered, connects to an unknown woman who pleads for help and describes torture being inflicted on various individuals (who can be heard screaming in the background). Using the phone without someone else watches causes the listener to vanish and join the other victims.
28th Jan '16 6:49:11 PM karstovich2
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* Harrassing phone calls are the bread and butter of bill collectors. The FDCPA limits calls to between 8 AM and 8 PM, though not every collector honors this.

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* Harrassing phone calls are the bread and butter of bill collectors. The FDCPA In the United States, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) limits calls to between 8 AM and 8 PM, though not every collector honors this.this; additionally, many individual states have consumer protection laws that further limit such calls. (NOTE: If you live in the US and are receiving harassing phone calls from any company, contact your state consumer protection agency; even if they will not pursue your case, they can direct you to people who will.)


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* Taking this trope's title quite literally, telephone calls can constitute the crime of harassment in some jurisdictions. Even if the report of harassment by telephone is insufficient to support a criminal conviction, the pattern of calls may, if made by particular individuals, be sufficient to support entry of a restraining order forbidding the person in question for making calls. (Consult your local domestic violence laws for precise details.)
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