No matter how attractive the pitch sounds during an unsolicited phone call, including free travel and pleas for charity donations, consider it phony. For example, a site called Veterans of America was recently shut down by the Federal Trade Commission.
FTC’s Operation Donate with Honor seeks to eliminate fake charities that claim donations will help veterans. Others include Saving Our Soldiers, Donate Your Car, Donate That Car LLC, Act of Valor and Medal of Honor.
Consider all robocalls and live phone pitches phony. Don’t converse and hang up immediately. For more info, go to http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business/fl-bz-ftc-shuts-down-four-robocall-companies-for-good-20190327-story