Local Tea Party Defends Itself Against Harassing Phone Calls

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    Hundreds of complaints are coming into the Northeast Tarrant Tea Party about robocalls, however the group claims the calls aren’t from them. (Published Monday, Mar 24, 2014)

    Hundreds of complaints are coming into the Northeast Tarrant Tea Party about robocalls, however the group claims the calls aren’t from them.

    Complaints started getting reported Friday night. Hundreds of calls have been made to people all over the United States, even Canada.

    The calls contain a recorded message that states:

    "Please go to www.NorthEastTarrantTeaParty.com. Thank you."

    The website provided in the recorded message is not the correct web address for the group.

    “It's clearly a fraud," said Tea Party president Julie McCarty. "It's not us. We wouldn't do that."

    McCarty posted an apology on the group’s website, hoping people visit it and understand that the party is not behind the harassing phone calls.

    People have complained that they’ve received calls every 15 minutes during the early morning hours.

    The group is working with federal and state officials to find the person responsible. They’re encouraging anyone who receives a call to write down the number, date, and time of the call and forward it to them.