WinRed complaint: Winred repeatedly spams me via text and despite calls won’t stop

Complaint from SusaninAtlanta reported on 30 December 2021 about WinRed

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My complaint:

I get almost daily spam texts from candidates who use Winred. The only way all these people are getting my information for candidates and things that have nothing to do with me is to get it from Winred. I have contacted them to be removed from their database but they claim that various candidates only use their platform and they have no responsibility for these Spam messages. That is patently ridiculous since they are the source of the issue. I made a one time donation to a candidate and now cannot get rid of these annoying texts. Replying stop only works for a single campaign. I’m ready to file a lawsuit to make it stop.

Suggested solution:

Get my name off their lists and get the texts to stop. I am beyond irritated. Also the GOP needs to take note of this because I will tell you that I will never, ever, ever donate to anyone or any entity that had anything to do with this disrespectful and unethical organization. How any legitimate candidate or candidate committee or campaign would ever use this annoying platform is beyond me but if this doesn’t stop. I’m looking at a class action. I’ll bet I would find lots of Democrat leaning attorneys who would love to file suit.

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Steve (@guest_4921)
1 year ago

I agree. Ditto for me!!!

anonymous (@guest_5053)
1 year ago

I, too, am dealing with an absurd amount of texts from multile numbers. I’ve tried to “stop” them but they just text me from different numbers. I have no interest in supporting something so stupid like this – it makes me feel like they’re spamming people to help putin with his war more than anything. discusting.

Steve B
Steve B (@guest_5090)
1 year ago

I did the same thing with the same result. I have replied “stop” AND blocked about 100 numbers! I am still getting at least one text per day. Frustrating!

Meadow (@guest_5253)
1 year ago
Reply to  Steve B

One per day? I just got four in one hour! Republican candidates need to learn that people are fed up and will NEVER donate as long as they are associated with the RNC.

Dawn (@guest_5429)
1 year ago

I’m with you dude. WinRed is blowing up my text messages. I’m getting an absurd amount of text messages a day. I’m so sick of it. I can’t get ahold of anyone. I’ll be writing the CEO soon.

Al H
Al H (@guest_5491)
1 year ago
Ebiz (@guest_5501)
1 year ago
Reply to  Al H

WinRed claims to not be responsible, it’s just a coincidence that 100% of the text spam I get comes from their customers. Replying STOP does nothing, blocking the number does nothing, because they send the texts from random fake numbers. I never gave any candidate my cell phone number.

Emrie (@guest_5522)
1 year ago
Reply to  Al H

OH PLEASE. Every single text has a link to them, and some of them even say “paid for by Winred”.

You’re a shill. Stop it.

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Jennifer (@guest_5565)
1 year ago
Reply to  Al H

That’s a cop out. The texts come through their website and are enabled by them.

Vet (@guest_5861)
1 year ago
Reply to  Al H

WinRed IS responsible. WinRed shared our information. Biden tells us the border is secure and there was russian collusion, knowing full well its a lie. Same game for WinRed. Time for a class action lawsuit. Lawyers ?????

robohater (@guest_7464)
1 month ago
Reply to  Vet

Im liking the class action lawsuit… I never signed up to get 40 thousand texts!!

Brad Burdick
Brad Burdick (@guest_7009)
4 months ago
Reply to  Al H

Winred supplies phone numbers and the campaigns spam you. They are 100% responsible and are getting sued. They are parasites and Garret Lansing is the top of the pile.

Ellen Porter
Ellen Porter (@guest_5506)
1 year ago

I would join you in the class action lawsuit! They send me multiple texts daily, sometimes as many as 5 in one day, and as late as 9:45 p.m.!

Katie R.
Katie R. (@guest_5517)
1 year ago
Reply to  Ellen Porter

I too have been getting these texts and winred is being pretty snobby about denying responsibility. I traced the IPs and found they are hosted by AWS so I reported them to AWS for abuse and they responded that the texts are being sent by a company called, who you can hire to create custom domains that redirect to your site (winred). I’m assuming winred is behind this but can’t get confirmation. Either way I was told you can email to unsubscribe. Hope this helps. In my rage I gathered any and all info I could about them… Read more »

Emrie (@guest_5521)
1 year ago

I would absolutely join this lawsuit if you launch one. Their lack of accountability or any real way to remove yourself from their list is insane. I get at least 3 a day to my personal phone.

Jean (@guest_5531)
1 year ago
Reply to  Emrie

Totally rediculous! I’m getting 6-10 a day! Infuriating! No more donations from me!

JEFF MATHERS (@guest_5623)
1 year ago

I’m sick of reading postings like this: “Trump is not ‘man enough’ to testify in Jan. 6 probe, Pelosi says”. What is WINRED doing to combat this crap besides overwhelming me with texts and emails asking for money. Get off your ass!

Pavil Lewis
Pavil Lewis(@reeve11)
8 months ago

I WILL NEVER USE WINRED AGAIN and I warn others not to, either! WINRED will lie and say it’s not them, it’s the people who you donated to who are abusing you. But, they wouldn’t have my GD information if WINRED didn’t share it! Donations should be anonymous or by name only, not by sharing contact info with them! Republicans are the most inept, milquetoast, moronic idiots in politics who can’t do anything properly or get out of their own way! They do more harm to us than good. Why don’t you write another strong letter for all it does?… Read more »

Last edited 8 months ago by reeve11
Dave (@guest_6914)
5 months ago

Same for me. I refuse to donate one penny to any candidate that spams me, and anyone else that uses WinRed. In the past I donated to many candidates via WinRed. Not anymore. I get several spam text and emails a day, and it gets worse when election season starts. I’m livid. They claim they had to release my information to the campaigns for reporting, but my email and phone number is not one of the required items. I just read where a class action was filed against them in Florida for this very issue. They should have to pay… Read more »

Jimmy (@guest_6980)
4 months ago
Reply to  Dave

I have given generously for decades. I didn’t give a penny in 2022 and won’t for 2024 and it is purely because of the spam texts. I have received 41 this week… and that’s not unusual. Every one is reported as junk and blocked, it does nothing to help.
Candidates are out there working hard to raise money. This tactic is having the opposite effect. I know at least a dozen donors personally that will no longer give a cent.

J M (@guest_7149)
3 months ago

I receive a minimum of 5 texts a day and this has been going on for years. I would join a lawsuit in a

Roni (@guest_7631)
16 days ago


The Republican National Committee, Save America PAC and other defendants were slapped with a civil rights class action Sunday in Florida Northern District Court. The court action, over unwanted spam text messages from fundraising platform WinRed, was brought by LawHQ. Counsel have not yet appeared for the defendants. The case is 1:22-cv-00303, Sutherland v. Save America Pac et al.