Thursday, October 27, 2005

Scam Warning

Just received an overseas phone call (from India to be precise) requesting a donation to the "Junior Police Academy".

After I ask a few questions about the weather and the economy in India, the original solicitor transfers the call to his "manager". The manager asks if there is "a problem", then refers me to this website. The link takes you to the organization's IRS Form 990.

Look closely...anyone see a red flag raised by the numbers in this report? (For a hint, check out line 30 of the form....)

1 comment:

Jeem said...

What, you mean other charities don't spend 85% of their revenue on fundraising?

Check out their five highest-paid independent contractors: they're spending a hell of a lot on telemarketing and other such "communications".