Skip to comments.RNC making prank phone calls to my house
Posted on 08/30/2009 9:12:41 AM PDT by Leo58
I made the mistake of making a contribution to the RNC a couple of years ago. They called early one Sunday morning after I had just learned that a friend had passed away. I blessed out the caller and told them to never call my house again. Since then I get calls from them on every day of the week and all hours of the day and night. When I pick up the phone there is a long silence and then they hang up.
I have voted Republican in every election since Ronald Reagan in 1980. I wouldn't vote Republican now if Sarah Palin showed up on my door step wearing a Victoria Secret outfit.
Is there any way I can stop the calls?
They call our house several times a day.
I just let the machine get it.
yah, what you said. Errr, wait, a VS outfit,? perhaps an exception could be made there.
While I sympathize with you plight(assuming it's true), your above comment is not that smart.
My bet is you can make some money on the deal.
Even if she took her glasses off?
What if she brought pizza?
It doesn't make any sense for a Republican to anger their donor!
What kind of pizza??
Leo, I think you are confused. It must be the DNC calling you and this is not DU.
Solicitation calls are incredibly annoying. However, Sunday solicitation calls are downright intolerable. If you want to hear me screaming into a telephone, call me asking for money on a Sunday.
Possibly a malfunction of an auto-dialer?
It sounds like one of those secret plots by Cheney and Rove. Next time they do it tell them that you are Eric Holder and that they are being tape recorded. Then call the FBI and report them.
Truthfully, I’m not believing any of this. Sorry.
Sunday Morning OZONE sniff.
Contact them here:
Caller ID / Caller Block?
I asked them not to call me two years ago, and only received one more call. I reminded them and never again have they called. This is all premised that your story is true as you told it.
Sounds more like RAT childish pranks to me. However there is a website that allows you to enter your phone number and any Caller ID number and name you want. It will then dial you with that Caller ID. I entered 111-222-3333 and ‘Mickey Mouse’ and within a few seconds got a call with that data. The website was aparently created to prove that the Caller ID system is easily manipulated.
I think ducks have really cool-looking feet.
I googled the phone number too....LOTS of folks are receiving calls like this.....it MIGHT be the result of the shitlist the WH developed from the emails re “fishy” healthcare stuff at flag@whitehouse.....it is fairly easy to find a phone number in connection with an email and/or IP/web address
I DOUBT that the RNC is harrassing previous donors or registered republicans - in fact I refuse to believe it, despite what most R’s have shown themselves to be....
Whatever happened to the no call list??
what do you think? This story seems fishy.
How do you know for sure it is the RNC? There are a lot of groups out there trying to make it look bad...and I think this could be a ruse. Check it out first. WHY would the RNC do that right now? It doesn’t make sense.
Excuse me. You expected them to know you had just received word a friend had died? As for not voting Republican that is your privilege but I would have to wonder what you are doing on FR if you wouldn't vote for Sarah Palin(or some other conservative)no matter what party affiliation they run under. You sound much like a troll trying to stir up animosity for the RNC, and they don't really need any help. they do fine on their own. Get an answering machine, screen your calls, then you will never have to talk to them again. Plus try switching over to DU, they don't vote for Conservatives either(basing that on your Sarah Palin remark).
Just because I can, and because I want to see what you say, PING humblegunner.
I was feeling for you up to this point. Angry with homosexual tendencies is no way to go through life.
Sure, get a court ordered injunction, start with the sheriff.
Dont be surprised if you find out it is not really the RNC. These are Democratic type harassments you are describing.
Could possibly be kids.
Most certainly Not authorised by the RNC.
Nah, that's not the RNC.
It's me. It's fun. I'll continue.
I doubt strongly that the RNC is calling you in the middle of the night. Believe me, they don’t hire staff who will be working in the small hours of the morning. What would be the point? How would they gain enough contributions with 3 a.m. calls to justify anyone’s salary? It’s not even legal to call after 9 p.m, AFAIK. If someone is really calling you at 3 a.m. it’s not them.
Have you tried using the *69 function on your phone to find out what the calling number was?
“You sound much like a troll trying to stir up animosity for the RNC”
I agree. This does NOT pass the smell test, as they say.
Smells more like a troll to me — the DU type who call in to Rush claiming they have been “lifelong Republicans” but now they wouldn’t vote Republican because of one reason or the other.
His entire claim that the RNC is calling him day and night, then nobody is on the other end of hte line is completely bogus.
It's likely that Democrat moles now run the RNC. Tell the DNC to knock it off, tain't funny.
>>>Sunday solicitation calls are downright intolerable.
Solicitation calls andy day, any time are intolerable as far as I’m concerned. Any number on caller ID I don’t recognize, or is “out of area”, “unavailable” or “private” goes straight to voice mail.
(202) 747-7340, it was listed in the post you replied to.
How do you explain this from Mojave’s link in post#7 above which you did not look at?
Got a call from 202-747-7340? Report it and help to identify who and why is calling from this number.
202-747-7340 phone number comments:
steamed in ga - 8 Aug 2009
We get multiple calls from this number everyday. They always hang up. This time I answered and told them NOT to call here again and then I had the pleasure of hanging up on them! Let’s see what happens now.
Caller ID: Washington, DC
Wendy - 12 Aug 2009
frequent caller; no response on pickup. How do you get them to stop?
Caller ID: Washington DC
Tom T. - 14 Aug 2009
All you had to do was call them
and they answered
“Republican National Committee”.
But why they call, who knows?
Tim - 19 Aug 2009
We receive frequent calls from this number asking for my mother in-law who passed away in 2006. Since they won’t stop calling, we set up an advance call forward with our VIOP to automatically forward any calls from this number back to this number. Take that you inconsiderate basterds!
Bill - 26 Aug 2009
I just got a call from same number. I am wondering, are the rest of you republicans? Active republicans? It could be some automated caller malfunctioning.
Caller ID: 202-747-7340
Janet - 26 Aug 2009
I’ve received countless calls from this number the last week. Twice I’ve answered and no one responds. Go away.
Caller ID: Washington D.C.
Caller: Do not know
Janet - 26 Aug 2009
I just got one call from this number.
If it’s the RNC, I wish they wouldn’t hang up!
Caller ID: Washington, DC
Linda - 27 Aug 2009
I get many calls from this number as well, it is the national republican committee. I used to donate until they became harassing , then I said don’t bother me any more and they call looking for my husband, when I answer they hang up.
Caller ID: Washington DC
Greg - 29 Aug 2009
It’s Saturday morning and we just got another phone call. They’ve called every day since the 25th. I just added them to the blocking list. Nobody’s there, and we just get a hangup singnal. I just called them and their message says that they are the College Republicans. IIRC, they called a few weeks ago asking for my wife. I told them that she isn’t registered to vote because she isn’t even an American citizen. (That may not stop Democrats from registering her, but on our principles we won’t do that.) I left a scathing message on their answering machine. What kind of political strategy entails irritating your voting base? No wonder the Dummycraps have taken over.
Caller ID: 2027477340
Caller: Washington DC
Really? I'd vote for Joseph Stalin.
I have donated to the RNC for years and never been bothered with repeat phone calls. But if I did, I would just block the number from which they came. If the calls come in under 10-digit numbers such as 0000000000 or 1000000000 you can call the telephone company and tell them not to allow those calls through to your number. Most telemarketers use those ghost numbers, and also collect calls from jails come in using unidifier ghosts. Just have them blocked.
Frankly, I too believe this is just made up BS and an excuse to disparage republicans and Sarah Palin in particular.
Maybe Megan McCain is volunteering at the RNC?
“Moderates” like Megan, her daddy, twinkletoes and the witches from Maine are doing all they can to keep the GOP a minority in a pup tent. They don’t want the majority of economic and/or social conservative Americans to have a party or a voice.
Give to the conservative candidate; not to the Rino party machinery. They refuse to help conservatives in elections anyway.
Caller ID’s can be faked...so don’t assume that is where the phone call is actually coming from. I would get an independently verified number for the RNC and then verify with them that they are actually calling you... if they are... ask to be taken out of their list.
Want to have fun with it? Just start reading the Bible..say Psalm 23 as an example. I doubt you will get much if any more prank calls from the evil critters whoever they be.
I suspect you’re a troll.
In case you’re not, call the phone company and report it. Harassment is a crime.
Yeh kalee, something’s fishy about this - maybe we should call the SNITCH hotline....better yet, I’ve got a different hotline we can call - the VKs!
Hey Leo...here’s Psalm 23. Read it and let us know how it goes for you. Perfect for those Sunday morning intrusions,,,give em a lil church, eheheheh!
A psalm of David.
1 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
3 he restores my soul.
He guides me in paths of righteousness
for his name’s sake.
4 Even though I walk
through the valley of the shadow of death, [a]
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
6 Surely goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD
The answering machine announces an “unknown caller” so I don’t pick up. The one time I did, it was some kid from the RNC and he sounded really desperate. I hung up on him. I also sent back my pledge request, stuffed with other useless papers and a note to them saying I would donate to the conservative candidates, rather than have them throw my money at Mitt or some other useless RINO.
First of al, you don’t knwo if ANY of those posts are for real.
Second of all, and most importantly, what kind of Republican, who “voted Republican since Reagan” is going to decide that they will NOT vote Republican, not even for Palin, just because they get some phone calls?
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