Monday, December 27, 2004

Marin Independent Journal - California-Telemarketers rake in donation cash

Marin Independent Journal - California: "Telemarketers rake in donation cash
Charities rarely see more than a fraction of actual take collected by pros
By Michael Gormley, Associated Press
ALBANY, N.Y. - Diana Mey remembers the telemarketing call for a charity that pushed her 'over the edge.'
'I remember getting a hard sell,' said the mother of three from her Wheeling, W.Va., home. 'A telemarketer told me, 'C'mon, can't you spare $20? How about $10? These people are really counting on you.'' "

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