In this call, we hear a pleasant woman describe children dying of cancer and they could really use our donation. This is a pretty big charity calling from a legitimate caller-id and announcing their organization and even their parent organization. Nothing illegal about it. And as a non-profit, they do not have to honor the do-not-call list. Nice, eh?
However, if you do a quick search of the charity, you’ll find lots of red flags. According to the Better Business Bureau, they collected over a million dollars and only donated about $15,000 or so, presumably to fund their call center operation. But you’re on the phone with them and don’t have time to research this…
Anyway, don’t hang up on these charities you big meanie! Don’t say no to them! Let my robot say yes to them for you! If all of you transfer these guys to a JollyRogerTelephone bot, it would completely break their business model. Please join me in ending this madness!
Enjoy this latest call! And thanks everyone for listening!
These people could be working at a real job making money and donating their own resources to fund cancer research instead of burning time making non-productive calls to get other people to donate their money to fund cancer research. But they don’t care much about cancer. That’s just a buzzword to empower their rent seeking.
I think the agents really believe they’re helping. That’s what is so sad about these predatory charities. And it’s so hard to be mean to them. Let the robot do it!
You remain in control.