Just got one of those phone solicitation calls, this time from “Brian.”
“Hi, Mr. Skinner. I’m from the Police Protective Fund. The reason for the recorded call is…”
(I think I got the name of the organization correct. If not, I apologize. This article is about the technique, not the organization.)
That was enough. Sounded like an attempt to put fear into those being called.
When I told him I was not interested, Brian seemed surprised.
I am not surprised.
With the level of intimidation of having someone connected (however loosely) with “the police” say how you answer whether you are willing to give money to “the police,” I imagine a great many people don’t hang up before making a contribution.
After all, the “police” would know whether I contributed or not.
Sorry, whatever the Police Protective Fund is, but Compassion International’s efforts in Haiti are more important. I know about 90% of my money will go for goods and services there.