Have you been called by the DA Robocalling machine urging you to cast your vote for the party and you wonder how they got your number?
Well the party has revealed a striking information about how they were able to collate numbers of eligible citizens. Its says it’s an effort of fifteen years.
A number of South Africans have been frustrated by the DA robocalling campaign, as some are automated – you are dialled by a machine and a recorded message from your local candidate plays.
In response to the rising complains by the recipients of these “irritating spam calls”, the Democratic Alliance broke the silence by revealing that it has been collecting information about voters and prospective voters for over 15 years.
This was revealed by the DA’s executive director of information Warwick Chapman.
“We have collected it door to door, we have received data directly from people, and we have sourced data from providers,” said Chapman.
Asked why it chose to robocall people to vote for the party, Chapman answered by saying it is their job to run a campaign that informs voters about the DA and encourages them to vote and the SMS and robocalling campaign has been an effective tool towards achieving that
He also said that the party is aware of the fact that some people object to receiving communication from them, hence, the party invested heavily in technology and personnel in an attempt to ensure that the requests of all voters are complied with.
How to Unsubscribe from DA Calls
The DA has made provision through the DA’s website for you unsubscribe from its communications.
You can also ask to be removed from its lists if you are called by a call centre agent.
However, there have been reports of people who asked agents to unsubscribe them, only to be called again.
“We take every request we receive seriously, and do everything we can to ensure requests are complied with,” said the DA.
The party said if anyone made a request and the request was not honored, they will be asked to lodge a complaint at www.da.org.za/privacy and it will investigated.