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Thread: Pro-Life Campaigners telephone spamming?

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    Default Phone polling on abortion.

    Has anyone else received an automated cold call, playing a recording of someone claiming to be a doctor from Galway, I didn't catch the name as it was a bad line for the first few seconds of the call. He was saying how that Ireland was safe for pregnant women and that the recent tragedy was just that a tragedy, and how termination rules were in place and would not have changed the outcome. Then the poll part.

    press 1 for no change.*
    press 2 for some change.*
    press 3 for introduction of the UK abortion laws.*
    (*Unsure of the exact wording but you get the idea)

    Amazingly when I pressed 3 I was asked 4 times to repeat my selection, (By an American accented man) before it was accepted. I wonder if I had changed my mind would it have been any quicker.

    Any ideas who is behind these calls and who is paying for them?


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    hopefully not a scam

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    Sounds fishy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samell View Post
    Has anyone else received an automated cold call, playing a recording of someone claiming to be a doctor from Galway, I didn't catch the name as it was a bad line for the first few seconds of the call. He was saying how that Ireland was safe for pregnant women and that the recent tragedy was just that a tragedy, and how termination rules were in place and would not have changed the outcome. Then the poll part.

    press 1 for no change.*
    press 2 for some change.*
    press 3 for introduction of the UK abortion laws.*
    (*Unsure of the exact wording but you get the idea)

    Amazingly when I pressed 3 I was asked 4 times to repeat my selection, (By an American accented man) before it was accepted. I wonder if I had changed my mind would it have been any quicker.

    Any ideas who is behind these calls and who is paying for them?


    fg/lab

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samell View Post
    Has anyone else received an automated cold call, playing a recording of someone claiming to be a doctor from Galway, I didn't catch the name as it was a bad line for the first few seconds of the call. He was saying how that Ireland was safe for pregnant women and that the recent tragedy was just that a tragedy, and how termination rules were in place and would not have changed the outcome. Then the poll part.

    press 1 for no change.*
    press 2 for some change.*
    press 3 for introduction of the UK abortion laws.*
    (*Unsure of the exact wording but you get the idea)

    Amazingly when I pressed 3 I was asked 4 times to repeat my selection, (By an American accented man) before it was accepted. I wonder if I had changed my mind would it have been any quicker.

    Any ideas who is behind these calls and who is paying for them?
    What was the phone number?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samell View Post
    Has anyone else received an automated cold call, playing a recording of someone claiming to be a doctor from Galway, I didn't catch the name as it was a bad line for the first few seconds of the call. He was saying how that Ireland was safe for pregnant women and that the recent tragedy was just that a tragedy, and how termination rules were in place and would not have changed the outcome. Then the poll part.

    press 1 for no change.*
    press 2 for some change.*
    press 3 for introduction of the UK abortion laws.*
    (*Unsure of the exact wording but you get the idea)

    Amazingly when I pressed 3 I was asked 4 times to repeat my selection, (By an American accented man) before it was accepted. I wonder if I had changed my mind would it have been any quicker.

    Any ideas who is behind these calls and who is paying for them?
    I suspect that you might be paying for it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giz3us View Post
    What was the phone number?
    Only showed up as 'unknown number'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samell View Post
    Has anyone else received an automated cold call, playing a recording of someone claiming to be a doctor from Galway, I didn't catch the name as it was a bad line for the first few seconds of the call. He was saying how that Ireland was safe for pregnant women and that the recent tragedy was just that a tragedy, and how termination rules were in place and would not have changed the outcome. Then the poll part.

    press 1 for no change.*
    press 2 for some change.*
    press 3 for introduction of the UK abortion laws.*
    (*Unsure of the exact wording but you get the idea)

    Amazingly when I pressed 3 I was asked 4 times to repeat my selection, (By an American accented man) before it was accepted. I wonder if I had changed my mind would it have been any quicker.

    Any ideas who is behind these calls and who is paying for them?
    It wasn't claiming to be a doctor from Galway, the message read out a statement by O'Dwyer about there being no need for abortion , Ireland is the safest place to have a baby blah blah blah,I just hung up as there was no statement as to who they were and why they were cold calling me a ten past five

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    Some Sunday Paper (the Sindo?) will gladly publish the results of this 'poll' as if it reflected the wishes of Ireland.
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    Pro Life?

    They'll claim 100% of people don't want any change.

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