Women warned of malicious ‘affairs’ callers
Local women were this week being warned to be on their guard against the activities of malicious callers ringing them up to claim their husbands are having affairs.
The alert was sounded by one local housewife who said she wished to highlight the issue to assure other local victims that they were not alone in receiving such calls, which have been the subject of much debate on both Gay Byrne and Marion Finucane’s RTE radio programmes over recent weeks.
The woman, who contact this newspaper and who wishe dto remain anonymous, said that a phone call to her home at 7.35 p.m. was picked up by her son and then passed on to her.
‘ The caller seemed to be a teenage girl and it sounded like there was a second girl in the background. She claimed that she had been having an affair with my husband for a number of months and that she was pregnant.
‘When I quesstioned her, she first of all said that she was three months pregnant then said she was six months pregnant. So I was immediately suspicious it was a malicious call. She also confused my son with my husband.
‘ The reason I wanted to highlight thsi through your paper was to warn other women to be on their guard against this sort of thing and not to feel they are alone.
‘Making this kind of call is extremely malicious, particularly if the victims should happen to be going through a rought patch in their marriage or a husband is away from the family home a lot. Once the seed of doubt is planted, it can be very insidious.’