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Direct Debit Charities: A Warning.

Old Mar 17th 2008, 9:36 pm
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Default Direct Debit Charities: A Warning.

I was stopped in central Wellington yesterday by a young woman claiming to be acting on behalf of 'Save the Children'.

I told her in my best English accent that I would love to donate but, as she could no doubt tell, I wasn't a Kiwi.

She informed me that it was no problem as they now accept direct debit via ALL credit cards.

So be warned...pretending to be a tourist no longer works.
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Old Mar 17th 2008, 10:20 pm
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Default Re: Direct Debit Charities: A Warning.

yeh we got a visit from the WWF who asked for $36 a month by DD.
we tried the whole 'just arrived' and it didnt wash.
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Old Mar 18th 2008, 4:12 am
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I played the dumb blonde (sorry girls) and told them that my wife took care of the family finances and I was not allowed to sign anything So I filled in the form without the account number and signture....no one ever phoned up.
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Default Re: Direct Debit Charities: A Warning.

Originally Posted by Avid View Post
I was stopped in central Wellington yesterday by a young woman claiming to be acting on behalf of 'Save the Children'.

I told her in my best English accent that I would love to donate but, as she could no doubt tell, I wasn't a Kiwi.

She informed me that it was no problem as they now accept direct debit via ALL credit cards.

So be warned...pretending to be a tourist no longer works.
I just say in my best Queen's English accent "awfully sorry old chap I don't speak English".

This has yet to fail.

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Old Mar 18th 2008, 7:15 am
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I've only been approached by one person volunteering for a charity, and that was the Red Cross. They don't even rattle their collecting tins here...
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Just politely say 'No thank you' - works everytime for me.
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Old Mar 18th 2008, 8:35 am
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I've only been approached by one person volunteering for a charity, and that was the Red Cross. They don't even rattle their collecting tins here...

They are trained to.....ahem......target people who look like they have money to spare.....




or make eye contact
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They are trained to.....ahem......target people who look like they have money to spare.....




or make eye contact

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They are trained to.....ahem......target people who look like they have money to spare.....




or make eye contact
Oi! It's the not making eye contact I happen to be rather good at. I dress very nicely, for work at least.
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