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The goal of the community is to anonymously call unsuspecting victims who actually believe that the voice yelling and cussing at them on the other end is an actual person and unwittingly engage in a one-sided conversation with a computer, however, inevitably, through one means or another, a handful of victims have not only caught on to the fact that they were being prank called, but actually discovered our organized group. As would be expected, this is far more common among long-running victims who have had exposure to numerous different callers as opposed to one-off victims and victims whose number has been retained by just one caller. Below are a few notable examples of individual victims' knowledge of the community, although this is certainly not a comprehensive list.

ExamplesEdit

Chris the Hacker - By far the most extensive and infamous case of a victim being aware of the prank calling community is Chris the Hacker. Chris' insight into our community goes well beyond the typical knowledge that most victims have. After quickly discovering that he was the butt of an ongoing joke, he spent the better part of three years dedicating himself to investigating and attempting to put a stop to the community, following pranksters on Youtube and other websites, attempting to communicate with them on message boards, engaging in personal conversations with them over the phone, an anomaly among virtually all other prank call victims, and, on a few very rare occasions, even teaming up with some pranksters for a few prank calls (a tactic which he later claimed was a desperate attempt to gain the pranksters' trust, although knowing Chris the validity of this statement is questionable). As a result, Chris has obtained a plethora of information about the community that transcends all other victims and even some of the outer-circle pranksters themselves, including personal information on many pranksters and even other victims. He has been known to contact the parents of some of the younger callers to report their activities, a tactic which was heavily frowned upon by the community, and it is possible, although unconfirmed, that he has even personally met some callers. It is known that he has communicated with several other victims and confirmed that he has personally met at least one. Although the Chris saga effectively ended in 2012, the events and controversy that surrounded it have prompted prank callers to take precautionary measures to ensure that an awareness of this magnitude does not happen with any other victim.

Duncan - While the actual extent of Frank Garrett's knowledge of the community remains hazy (and, since his death, will likely remain so), it is at least clear that he was well aware that the vulgar and nonsensical calls made to him were prank calls and even showed some understanding of the existance of soundboards. There are some inconsistencies in the evidence, however. For example, sometimes he seemed to be well aware that the calls were coming to him from dozens if not hundreds of people daily, and other times he indicated that he believed that it was just one person or a very small group of people with one ringleader (usually Charles). Furthermore, his responses to soundboards seemed inconsistent, sometimes indicating that he believed he was talking to an actual person, and other times seemingly aware that he was conversing with a soundboard (given the change in tone for conversations with actual people, such as those with Nismo, however, it is possible that instances of the former were simply him playing along with the prank callers). Additionally, based on his responses to his own soundboard, it is unclear whether or not he recognized his own voice (although he definitely recognized his own quips, occasionally pointing out, "That's my line!").

Jackass Plumber - While it is unclear how he came to find out about the community, his awareness was brought to our attention when he angrily declared that he had found the calls to him on Youtube. Additionally, he has been known to use his own soundboard when called.

Walsh the Angry Indian - Walsh was made aware of the prank calling community in an infamous call by a member of the community pretending to be, incidentally, Chris the Hacker. Initially this caller was ostracized by the community as a snitch, but once it was discovered that the prank calls had been affecting Walsh's business and, more importantly, his health, he was apologized to and the calls to Walsh were suspended for more than two years, and when they did resume, they were in extreme moderation. It appears that Walsh has forgotten about the community and has returned to responding to calls the same way he initially did.

Harlem Barber - Like Jackass Plumber, it is not entirely clear how the Barber came to be aware of the community, however, he eventually began answering the phone with "Harlem Barber's!" rather than his typical "Barber Shop!" when called repeatedly. Additionally, he has referenced other soundboards by name, particularly the Gay Florist, reaffirming his knowledge of the community.

Dr. Frank Garrett - This Alaskan dentist who shares his name with the most famous prank call victim of all time was only called once, however, when accused by the Jesus Lady of calling her business, he responded with a shockingly in-depth and mostly accurate description of the prank calling community. Since he had never been called before, the most likely explanations are that another victim had called him thinking that he was the vulgar redneck who had been annoying them, or, more likely, that he or an acquaintance had done a quick Google search for his name and been subjected to the hundreds of results regarding our beloved construction worker.

Strip Club Bitch - This easily-irritated strip club receptionist first became aware of what was going on when called with her own soundboard. Immediately recognizing her own voice and lines, she freaked out and actually displayed some genuine concern that her voice was out there and being used to make prank calls. Months later, when called with a Peter Griffin soundboard, she asked the caller if they were going to put it on Youtube again (to which Peter smugly replied, "Yep!"), indicating that she had discovered the community, or at least some of its calls on Youtube.

ReceptionEdit

The concept of victims being aware of the organized community has been met with mixed reception among the community itself. Some members believe that it has incited a hilarious new level of aggravation for victims like Chris and Frank that would not have been possible without their own awareness. Others believe that it has made some victims stale, creating either boring calls, or "meta calls," so to say, in which the victims knowingly feed them rehearsed lines for soundboard use, which are typically less funny than unwitting, spur-of-the-moment quotes. Others still believe that it may actually someday put the community, or at least individual members of it, in jeopardy, should one victim go to extreme lengths of retaliation, a la Chris the Hacker.

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