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Should Telemarketing Firms be Allowed to Retain the Majority of Funds Donated to Charities?

 

Pros:

      Telemarketing is freedom of speech.

      There is no law that prohibits telemarketers from keeping a percentage of the donation.

      The charities have agreed to the terms regarding what percentage the telemarketing firm will receive.

      The Supreme Court has repeatedly ruled in favor of the telemarketing firms.

Cons:

      Only a small proportion of the donated money is actually given to the charity.

      Donors are under the impression that all of their money is going to the charity.

      Telemarketers fail to disclose they are keeping most of the money that is raised in the charity's name.

 

References:

Supreme Court to decide if telemarketers commit fraud.  (Associated Press - March 1, 2003)