Judith Smith and Morgan, these calls are motivated by commercial and not political interests. The flimsy survey is a limp end-run around exemptions to the Telemarketing Sales Rule and the DNC registry. It takes very little study of the mystery call sites to realize this. These calls scream fraud and have been going on for months under shifting business names.
Fact is, survey calls are not exempt when a commercial pitch is somehow attached. The linked sites should help with your homework on applicable laws.
Resident47 May 11th, 2012
Got a phone call (2:49pm) from an out-of-state number that I didn't
Called on my cell phone. Didn't answer in time. Please note that the politicians wrote the DO NOT CALL laws so that political callers and tele-beggars (non-profit organizations) are exempt. It's only going to get much worse between now and November. But I heard somewhere that computer-generated calls to cell phones were verboten. Does anyone know the truth about that?
Call to my "no call list" cell phone "This is sally from political survey group." I hung up not using my minutes on this nonsense
i also got a call from 206-496-0986 on my cell number. i called the number back from my home phone and it said it was a political survey. it said to hit #1 to remove the number from their list and it went directly into the survey, then at the end it said hit #1 to talk to a rep. (i thought i could remove it that way) and the call was disconnected thank you mtp for the suggestion to hit #9 to delist from the system. i appreciate it. my cell phone number and my home number are both on the DNC as well. bogus. wish someone can stop this scamming.
Second call from this number to my cell which is on the do not call list. Some political survey...
firstname.lastname@example.org May 10th, 2012
Called my Cell, which is on do-not-call, renewed in March.
Political survey front for cruise offer
Press 9 to delist from system.
Just got a call from this #. Called back and said it was a political survey.....
When to voice mail, no message left. Likely SCAMMERS, pertending to be conducting a "political survey." Don't answer, report to FCC.
Said it was a political survey, but all the questions were blatantly biased. Then there was that offer of a free cruise to the Bahamas. What a scam!
From the questions, they must be targeting conservative Republicans. They must think conservative republicans are stupid (which is discourteous and not true).
Judith Smith May 10th, 2012
Robo call. Hung up on the automated message. They called both my home phone and my cell phone (both of which are on the do not call list).