Many of us are annoyed by unsolicited telephone calls. Although most consumers are probably aware that they need to be cautions when receiving these calls, many may not know that they should be equally cautions when the caller is soliciting for a charity. Many of these charitable solicitations are little more than scams.
Unwanted telemarketing calls can be very annoying. The Federal Trade Commission's Do Not Call Registry helps limit calls from legitimate telemarketers. But, the registry is not much of a deterrent to scam artists.