When I picked up my phone this morning, I discovered something really annoying.
Text messages. These weren’t text messages from family or friends. These were from politicians or campaign staffs. I had 20 of them!
Didn’t we just have an election? Why did my infrequent random texts from politicians turn into a stampede? 2024 isn’t that close. Do our politicians do anything besides raise money?
I’ll admit if there’s someone I support, I’ll donate a little money. But I mean “a little.” Then my info gets sold to other campaigns. Sold and sold, over and over. I guess it’s another way for campaigns to raise money.
Then I find more than 20 text messages on my phone from people I don’t support and would never support.
I can’t imagine what it will be like a year from now!
Any suggestions on how to get off these campaign text lists?
I’m not sure. Start flagging at them as spam and maybe your phone will adapt
I can block them, but I think most use random numbers to call. So they’ll keep coming.
I know. But worth a try
You are getting them because you donated. Now you are on the “sucker” list, a list of people willing to part with their money for absolutely no good cause. Want to know what I donate? My vote. It is priceless. Besides, since when did elections become “they who collect the most campaign contributions”?
You’re absolutely right. I’ll never get off that list, even if I never donate again.
I had the same thought as LA- keep sending them to spam. Even if I feel strongly about a candidate I don’t donate. Sort of the same thing with charitable organizations. I would rather find other ways to help.
I wish I never had donates. Unfortunately campaigns use machines that randomly use different numbers to call. I’ll never get a text from the same number twice.
Well you can try to look at the positives…you will get a lot of practice at bulk deletes 😉
They must think you have spare monies hanging around and they need a place to dwell or you are on a list. Did you volunteer for something?
Yes, I donated and yes I volunteered to register people to vote at our street fair in Palm Springs for a year.
Try blocking these numbers
I will try, but they use computers that generate new numbers, so they keep coming.
What a nuisance for you
It is. I almost want to get a new number and start fresh. I did that with my email.
But there’s no guarantee that they won’t spam that number too.
Whoa – that’s annoying! Have you tried replying with STOP to make sure they take you off their list? I know that doesn’t stop the proliferation but maybe it’ll at least eliminate the existing ones.
That’s a great idea! Obvious, but it never occurred to me 😅
Oh No! I am going to have to get my No Trespassing Sign soon. It says We know who we are voting for!
I am the queen of ignoring your questions in order to talk about your birds. Please accept my apologies. I love your photos and am fascinated by the wildlife that surrounds you! I had no idea roadrunners could be so feisty!
We had roadrunners in Palm Springs too. They attack other birds and lizards. I saw one in the backyard grab a bird and the roadrunner kept smacking its head on a rock to kill it. I scared it away.
They are fast and equipped with quite a beak!
Ugh! Campaigning drives me crazy and Not the kind of texts one wants to receive! Good luck getting off their lists. Sorry, can’t really help you.
All I can do is delete them and mark them as junk. But they keep coming.