DanielNegreanu, on Monday, March 27th, 2006, 12:49 AM, said:
Can one of you post the following for me at pocketfives: Before you get all bent out of shape about the "horrible" thing that I did, first you have to understand that the guy on the other end of the line is trying to pull a total scam on me. The police collection fund is one of the most well known scams in the country and it's been around a long time. I knew a guy who once operated one of these scams. They tell you it's for this or that, but it's really just a scam to fill their pockets. LESS THAN 5% of the money you donate to a telemarketer saying he is representing the police will actually go to where they say it'll go. The rest, will go to the scam. Had this been a legitimate request to donate money, do you really think I would have mocked the guy?
I used to work for a telemarketing agency in highschool. The money was great and the job was easy as pie. We took donations for the MAP (Michigan Association of Police). Was is it a scam? To me it was. We asked for a minimum of $29 donation to help get money for programs where Michigan Police Officers went in to schools to teach kids about strangers. Did the money actually go to that. Hell no. Not even 5% went to the MAP. All of it went into our pay, the pay of the bosses who made about $55K a year, the cost of the lease on the buidling (which we were never allowed to say where we were calling from), the phone bill (we actually called out of the area, so long distance, the equipment, etc. Unless a cop comes to my door I am not giving money to something like that and you are a complete fool to believe that most telemarketers who call asking for donations are on the up and up.
It doesn't matter who you start because you have a horse shoe up your ass so far I'm not really sure how you get through the day. You must be gay.