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11.05.2007

It (Was) Your Money


Channel 5 had a story tonight on the Texas State Troopers Association which solicits funds from the public - normally by telephone.

Of the $3.7 million donated annually, less than $100,000 goes to the troopers. Shockingly, $3 million of that goes to "fundraising." That is, the telemarketers themselves.

Oddly, some guy name Tom Vinger of DPS said, "DPS does not endorse these associations. They operate separately . . . ."

What a scam.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I understand law enforcement agencies never solicit donations by phone. I have had some of these scam telemarketers get downright mad trying to get money saying things like "So, you don't support our Law Enforcement Officers?" Or, "you don't care about the widows and children of Law Enforcement Officers killed in the line of duty?" Or things of this nature. Of course, these tatics are just probably regular folk trying to "pull themselves up by their own bootstraps" to make a better life for their families.

Anonymous said...

I tell them to buy a life insurance policy to care for the families like the rest of us have to do. I can't stand those people calling, they try to lay a guilt trip on you to give.

Anonymous said...

Well put 11:51...it baffles me that the telemarketers that call with this organization always have that 'good ol boy' sound to them. Funny when you ask them if they are a State Trooper or how they are affiliated with them they lose the accent.

Anonymous said...

OK, boys and girls. Today's word is "ripoff." It is spelled Texas State Troopers Association.

A bunch of scumbags.

House of R & R said...

It is a scam! I despise them. I despise any solicitor. I’m sure when they call me they wish they hadn’t. I am very nasty about any solicitor phone call. When I use to receive the trooper calls, I checked with the state and found out for myself they have nothing to do with the DPS.

House of R & R said...

I am so glad Channel 5 finally shed the light on this.

Anonymous said...

I always tell them I'm in the middle of a Banjo Lesson and can't talk right now.

Anonymous said...

I always tell them "I've already donated my wife, what more do you want???? Some people always brag about having some kind of law enforcement in there family, I say, "That ain't she-ite, I have a state trooper for a husband- in-law"!! But the X has already caught him doing the same thing he was doing to his first wife, letting the gun and the badge get his xxxxx for him!!! The sorry bass head!!

Anonymous said...

These scumbags have been in business since the early 70's. They are nothing but a call center which donates just enough to be called a Charity, about 2 percent, pays their callers on a bonus plan and minimum wage and the supervisors and call center managers get wealthy. I always tell them to get a real job when they call.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I donated to that a couple of times, until I got pulled over and the trooper asked me what the bumper sticker meant. Wake-up call!

Anonymous said...

And I have gotten the "Don't you support our LEOs?" accusation also. Next time tell them you support law enforcement by paying taxes, but they (the caller) will have to find some other schmuck to pay their bills. But make them go through the entire sales pitch first. I always do that to telemarketers so it takes them longer to get to the next call