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Subject:  Re: Charitable Donations Date:  4/21/2011  3:51 PM
Author:  vkg Number:  113255 of 121219

I often get the impression that those making the telephone calls aren't able to take names off of the list.

The slimier the charity, the more difficult it is to be removed from their phone list. Any one answering the phone can demand that the number be added to their do not call list. The response to the demand is often lies.

For some of these "charities", the telemarketers take 90+% of the donations. Those on the phone are under significant pressure or directly paid by the amount of donations they obtain.

We went through a time where the slimiest of telemarketers had obtained my husband's name and home phone number. The only way that I know it was the same telemarketer was by googling the "charity" names and finding the law suits filed by multiple states against their common telemarketer.
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