FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – PROBLEMATIC CHARITY TELEMARKETING PRACTICES CONTACT: CHRISTOPHER J. BURGOS, PRESIDENT, STATE TROOPERS FRATERNAL ASSOCIATION OF NJ
Telemarketing attempts to coerce donations is shameful…
We continue to receive information that a number of misrepresentations, questionable practices and tactics used to solicit funds by so-called “police defense”, “police foundation” and “trooper coalition” groups are ongoing.
We DO NOT solicit funds from the public, we NEVER have, we NEVER will.
Please use sound judgment and request information to be mailed to you so that you can review the request for any donation, and exactly where the funds are going for any “charitable” causes, before you make any decision to contribute.
Request to see the financial reports of the telemarketing firm and the charity they represent… (They will probably hang up on you at that point of the conversation).
Please file a complaint with the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs here and the Better Business Bureau here if you feel harassed, or forced in any way by promise or threat that a “donation” is required in any way.
Please call us at 732-528-6388 if you have any questions of anyone making representations that they are soliciting donations for any “state trooper” group. We want to know and we will follow up accordingly.