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Subject:Well, that just lost your campaign a donation...
Time:01:53 pm
The campaign to keep Britain in Europe sent me a fund-raising email today. And I was prepared to make a donation, until I noticed that they wanted all of my personal details including address, email and phone number, and would not take a donation without all three. I can understand the address part, it's needed to make sure that it's a genuine private donation. Email I'm OK with, because they've already got it. But I am really NOT prepared to give them my phone number, because that leads to cold calls from politicians long after the referendum. So it's not going to happen, since I really don't want to give a false number and there appears to be no alternative.

So it goes...
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gonzo21
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Time:2016-04-27 03:40 pm (UTC)
Yeah Labour did that to me last time I almost gave them money too. They wanted a ton of personal details that I just wasn't comfortable giving them.
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ffutures
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Time:2016-04-27 04:57 pm (UTC)
All too common, unfortunately.
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Heather McCrillis
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Time:2016-04-27 09:27 pm (UTC)
Same here, especially when they want a cell phone number. Some of us are still using landlines.
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ffutures
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Time:2016-04-27 09:57 pm (UTC)
I never give a cell phone number because it's for emergency use, I don't want it spammed.
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uk_sef
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Time:2016-04-28 09:05 am (UTC)
The first "alternative" you could deploy is to email them back explaining to them *why* they've just lost themselves a donation (by being unnecessarily intrusive). There are loads of things I won't sign up to because their forms demand details they don't even need and/or insist on a fixed set of multiple choice answers which aren't true.
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ffutures
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Time:2016-04-28 09:35 am (UTC)
I'm tempted, but at this stage it's way too late - the referendum is next week, they wouldn't change the form in the time, and afterwards nobody will remember one angry email.
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pauldormer
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Time:2016-04-28 11:14 am (UTC)
No it isn't, it's in June. There are elections in Guildford next week, but only for police commissioners. (I'm going to be in Italy at the time and can't be bothered to vote for that.)
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ffutures
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Time:2016-04-28 06:19 pm (UTC)
Right, sorry, we've got the mayor's election in London, I was mixing them up.
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