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Telemarketer vs. Google

Hello, Mr. Stein. My name is Susan. I’m calling on behalf of the Cancer Fund of America Support Services. We give aid to the ill and needy and provide support and services to cancer patients who can’t afford treatment. May I confirm your address to send you a pledge card?

[Walking to computer] What organization did you say you were calling from?

Cancer Fund of America Support Services.

[Typing] OK. Cancer… Fund… of America… Support… Services… Ah, yes. It appears that you spend over 60% of your money on fund-raising. I think my contribution would be better spent elsewhere.


August 4, 2008 2 Comments.


  1. joan hershberger replied:

    I love it. A quick verification of how well any donations are used and a direct answer explaining why. A good reminder of a positive use for the Internet.

    August 7th, 2008 at 11:07 am. Permalink.

  2. Chris Duncan replied:

    I did this about a year ago with one of those magazines sales people that came to the door. The funny thing was, he gave me the website to go check them out on and the website had a warning about them.

    I guess they didn’t figure someone would check.

    cd :O)

    August 26th, 2008 at 5:01 pm. Permalink.

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