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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.


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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 used the caller ID to call the number back, (202) 747-7340, and I get a voice recording of the RNC. I have left messages to please stop calling with no success. The RNC is exempt from the national "Do Not Call List" registry. Would anyone have any ideas of anything I could do to stop them from calling?

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?

1 posted on 08/30/2009 9:12:41 AM PDT by Leo58
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To: Leo58

They call our house several times a day.

I just let the machine get it.


2 posted on 08/30/2009 9:14:35 AM PDT by Califreak (If it's Astroturf, why are you trying to mow it?(sign seen at a town hall meeting))
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To: Leo58
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.

yah, what you said. Errr, wait, a VS outfit,? perhaps an exception could be made there.

3 posted on 08/30/2009 9:17:46 AM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a Momma Deuce)
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To: Leo58
I wouldn't vote Republican now if Sarah Palin showed up on my door step wearing a Victoria Secret outfit.

While I sympathize with you plight(assuming it's true), your above comment is not that smart.

4 posted on 08/30/2009 9:18:03 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: Leo58
If they are indeed calling you in the middle of the night, get your phone records from your phone company documenting it and get yourself a lawyer.

My bet is you can make some money on the deal.

5 posted on 08/30/2009 9:19:05 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: Leo58
I wouldn't vote Republican now if Sarah Palin showed up on my door step wearing a Victoria Secret outfit.

Even if she took her glasses off?

6 posted on 08/30/2009 9:20:13 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: Leo58

http://whocallsme.com/Phone-Number.aspx/2027477340


7 posted on 08/30/2009 9:21:50 AM PDT by Mojave (Don't blame me. I voted for McClintock.)
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To: Leo58
I wouldn't vote Republican now if Sarah Palin showed up on my door step wearing a Victoria Secret outfit.

______________________________________________

What if she brought pizza?

8 posted on 08/30/2009 9:22:36 AM PDT by wtc911 ("How you gonna get back down that hill?")
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To: Leo58
I think that there is a Dim behind this.

It doesn't make any sense for a Republican to anger their donor!

9 posted on 08/30/2009 9:30:52 AM PDT by mckenzie7 (I am a European American! Silly me. I never realized that before! Thanks, oh great unifier!)
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To: wtc911

What kind of pizza??


10 posted on 08/30/2009 9:33:13 AM PDT by Tennessee_Bob (A1C 6.2)
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To: Leo58

Leo, I think you are confused. It must be the DNC calling you and this is not DU.


11 posted on 08/30/2009 9:33:55 AM PDT by HD1200
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To: Leo58

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.


12 posted on 08/30/2009 9:34:02 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama: A day without TOTUS is like a day without sunshine)
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"Is your refrigerator running?"
13 posted on 08/30/2009 9:35:09 AM PDT by Roscoe Karns
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To: Leo58
I don’t beleive it is who you think that is calling you. If it is really happening, you can get the phone co. to put a trace on your phone and they will take it from there to stop it.
14 posted on 08/30/2009 9:36:45 AM PDT by lolhelp
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To: mckenzie7

Possibly a malfunction of an auto-dialer?


15 posted on 08/30/2009 9:37:41 AM PDT by Onerom99 (I)
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To: Leo58

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.


16 posted on 08/30/2009 9:38:38 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Leo58

Truthfully, I’m not believing any of this. Sorry.


17 posted on 08/30/2009 9:39:23 AM PDT by raptor29
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To: Leo58; MeekOneGOP

Sunday Morning OZONE sniff.


18 posted on 08/30/2009 9:40:25 AM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (If the Average nObama Voter is Anything Like Peggy Joseph, The Next 4 Years Will Be A Hoot!!!!)
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To: Leo58

Contact them here:

Finance
Marketing
Donor Programs
Phone: 202-863-8720
Fax: 202-863-8690
Email: Finance@gop.com


19 posted on 08/30/2009 9:40:28 AM PDT by bluegirl
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To: Leo58

Caller ID / Caller Block?


20 posted on 08/30/2009 9:41:11 AM PDT by Allegra ( Socks)
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To: Leo58
Don't know why you made that degrading remark about Gov Palin but its probably not the RNC.

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.

21 posted on 08/30/2009 9:41:59 AM PDT by svcw (Legalism reinforces self-righteousness - it communicates to you the good news of your own goodness)
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To: Leo58

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.


22 posted on 08/30/2009 9:43:09 AM PDT by JayNorth
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To: Leo58; darkwing104; Old Sarge

I think ducks have really cool-looking feet.


23 posted on 08/30/2009 9:43:13 AM PDT by Allegra ( Socks)
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To: Roscoe Karns

ROTFL!!!!!!


24 posted on 08/30/2009 9:45:49 AM PDT by library user
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To: Leo58

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....


25 posted on 08/30/2009 9:47:28 AM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68 (CALL CONGRESSCRITTERS TOLL-FREE @ 1-800-965-4701)
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To: Leo58

Whatever happened to the no call list??


26 posted on 08/30/2009 9:49:56 AM PDT by Waco (OK Libs, stop emiting)
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To: Atom Smasher

what do you think? This story seems fishy.


27 posted on 08/30/2009 9:50:52 AM PDT by kalee (01/20/13 The end of an error.... Obama even worse than Carter.)
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To: Leo58

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.


28 posted on 08/30/2009 9:52:28 AM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: Leo58
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.

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).

29 posted on 08/30/2009 9:52:46 AM PDT by calex59
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To: Leo58; humblegunner

Just because I can, and because I want to see what you say, PING humblegunner.


30 posted on 08/30/2009 9:55:20 AM PDT by calex59
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To: Leo58
if Sarah Palin showed up on my door step wearing a Victoria Secret outfit

I was feeling for you up to this point. Angry with homosexual tendencies is no way to go through life.

31 posted on 08/30/2009 9:57:34 AM PDT by DogBarkTree (Support Sarah. http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/sarahpalin?ref=nf)
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To: Leo58

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.

larry hagedon


32 posted on 08/30/2009 10:04:33 AM PDT by larry hagedon (born and raised and retired in Iowa.)
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To: Leo58; calex59
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.

Nah, that's not the RNC.

It's me. It's fun. I'll continue.

33 posted on 08/30/2009 10:07:41 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Leo58

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?


34 posted on 08/30/2009 10:11:14 AM PDT by ottbmare (Ein Reich, ein Volk, ein Obama!)
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To: calex59; Admin Moderator

“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.


35 posted on 08/30/2009 10:17:43 AM PDT by SmartInsight
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To: Leo58
Democrat moles took over the California Republican Party about ten years ago.

It's likely that Democrat moles now run the RNC. Tell the DNC to knock it off, tain't funny.

½ :)

36 posted on 08/30/2009 10:20:23 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: NautiNurse

>>>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.


37 posted on 08/30/2009 10:23:40 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Obama-care won't pull Grandma's plug - because Grandma won't be plugged in under Obama-care.)
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To: ottbmare
Have you tried using the *69 function on your phone to find out what the calling number was?

(202) 747-7340, it was listed in the post you replied to.

38 posted on 08/30/2009 10:34:42 AM PDT by Eaker (If you have a problem and If explosives are an option then explosives are THE answer.)
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To: SmartInsight

How do you explain this from Mojave’s link in post#7 above which you did not look at?

202-747-7340

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

*67-1-202-747-7340

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
Caller: att
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


39 posted on 08/30/2009 10:43:20 AM PDT by Eaker (If you have a problem and If explosives are an option then explosives are THE answer.)
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To: Leo58
I wouldn't vote Republican now if Sarah Palin showed up on my door step wearing a Victoria Secret outfit.

Really? I'd vote for Joseph Stalin.

40 posted on 08/30/2009 10:51:02 AM PDT by TigersEye (0bama: "I can see Mecca from the WH portico." --- Google - Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: Leo58

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.


41 posted on 08/30/2009 11:33:40 AM PDT by RowdyFFC (Nancy Pelosi...please deny her any health care....)
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To: Leo58

Frankly, I too believe this is just made up BS and an excuse to disparage republicans and Sarah Palin in particular.


42 posted on 08/30/2009 11:35:33 AM PDT by RowdyFFC (Nancy Pelosi...please deny her any health care....)
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To: Leo58

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.


43 posted on 08/30/2009 11:56:11 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Leo58

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.


44 posted on 08/30/2009 12:03:09 PM PDT by willyd (I knew I had it in me to write the world's shortest novel.)
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To: Leo58

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.


45 posted on 08/30/2009 12:31:44 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Leo58

I suspect you’re a troll.

In case you’re not, call the phone company and report it. Harassment is a crime.


46 posted on 08/30/2009 12:34:10 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: kalee

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!

IBTZ!


47 posted on 08/30/2009 12:36:26 PM PDT by Atom Smasher
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To: Leo58

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!

Psalm 23
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
forever.


48 posted on 08/30/2009 12:39:24 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Leo58

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.


49 posted on 08/30/2009 12:42:28 PM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.thealaskafundtrust.com/ http://www.sarahpac.com)
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To: Eaker

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?

Explain THAT!


50 posted on 08/30/2009 12:58:19 PM PDT by SmartInsight
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