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Wed Feb 29, 2012, 08:36 PM

American connection to Pierre Poutine robocall scandal in Canada - Ottawa Citizen

A disposable phone registered to 'Pierre Poutine' was bough a few days before the May 2011 Canadian election and used to organize robocalls that misinformed the electorate. There were no outgoing calls on the phone except for calls to RackNine (the robocall firm in Alberta). There were a few calls/texts in from the USA though. They can't all be telemarketing calls.

Meet the robocalls scandal's prime suspect: 'Pierre Poutine'

By Glen McGregor and Stephen Maher, Postmedia News
February 29, 2012 4:03 PM
Ottawa Citizen



Then, the day before the election, May 1, the phone was used to make seven calls to RackNine from somewhere in Guelph, Mathews' sworn statement says.

RackNine's service allows anyone with an account to record an outgoing message, upload a phone number list, and send out the calls using the company's VoIP system.

The call logs also show the phone received six text messages from numbers in Anaheim and Pasadena, Calif. The originator of these calls is a mystery. "I cannot account for these calls at present," Mathews' statement says.

Mathews said he also was unable to explain an incoming voice call to the phone from a number in the area code for Fairport, N.Y., that lasted 21 seconds."


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