Political Calls This Campaign Season
There is still a long way to go before this year’s campaign season is over, and the calls that are already coming in are only the tip of the iceberg. Soon, the political calls will start going out to people across the country at an industrial rate.
To some, these political calls are welcome and they feel that they gain insight into what the various politicians stand for – especially when the call is made by a person and not a recording. However, in the majority of cases, these political calls are considered to be a nuisance.
For one thing, political calls are exempt from the regulations of the Do Not Call registry. Therefore, even if you have taken measures to make certain that telemarketers cannot legally call you, politicians are still permitted to contact you either themselves, through a representative of their campaign, or even using an automated recording.
Many people and organizations are coming together to stop telemarketers and annoying calls, which include unwanted political calls.
A few private registries are forming to help people to let the politicians know that they don’t want to receive their campaign phone calls. After all, just like the telemarketing calls we all receive offering debt relief, vehicle insurance, new windows, duct cleaning, and all sorts of other services, political campaign calls come in most typically during dinner time and their callers are trained in the exact same techniques to keep you on the line and sway your opinion.
Other organizations are working to ban the automated recorded calls. They claim that if the political campaign calls are to be exempt from the Do Not Call registry, then they should hire human callers to inform the public and not behave in the same way as phone scams.
The worst problem about political calls this campaign season is the number of scam artists who call claiming to represent a certain politician or movement, and are actually collecting money or personal information for unethical reasons. Therefore, even if you feel that you benefit from the political campaign phone calls, you should be very wary about giving your personal information to anyone over the phone – especially if your credit card numbers are being requested.
Dwayne is an old consumer advocate who has way to much time on his hands (the wife says) so rants to his audience on ezineseeker.
To find more on how to stop telemarketers and annoying calls, which include unwanted political calls, check out CallerComplaints.com.