CALPAL a scam?

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Jan 11, 2008

CALPAL a scam? by tetsuya at 9:41 PM (1,266 Views / 0 Likes) 3 replies

  1. tetsuya
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    Three days ago I receive a phone call at around 7:30pm about charity donation from California Police Activities League. First off, I was like I would love to donate but I'm financially unstable at the moment so maybe another time. They were really pushy trying to get me to donate 10$. Fuck I caved in and said fine I'll donate 5$. I receive the the pledge donation letter in the mail today. The letter looks legit, but the pledge is noted at 10$ (Those fuckers)!!! I also noticed that the check would be sent to a PO Box in Oakland CA. On their website says they're located in San Leandro CA. I'm asking, is this one of those scams? Also if they are legit and I still don't pay would there be any penalty for that pledge.
     
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    It sounds like a scam to me. Why don't you check www.419eater.com
     
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    Thanks will check it out
     
  4. hollabackitsobi

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    Scam. Scam. Scam. Scam. Scam. Scam. Never donate to randoms on the phone. Make sure you know any organization you're donating to very well, or you risk being burned. Anyone can set up a PO Box, pick up the phone, and start calling around for donations. If he was smart, he could even have done it in their hometown for more accuracy.
     

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