Here's an update. Got another call from this outfit but this time it was from 207-480-3288
. This was a call supposedly from the Maine State Federation of Firefighters. They have called here 4 times between 2/17 and 2/22 - 3 on 207-480-3287 and 1 on 207-480-3288
. The caller asked for me by my first name. He asked me how I was, I said fine and then hung up as I didn't have time for his likely plea for money. Although the number supposedly is located in Portland ME, the gentleman calling was obviously not from Maine and I could hear other voices in the background so this appeared to be call center of some sort. I found out later that the call likely came from Outreach Calling, a professional fund raiser hired by the Federation. If I were to donate it would be directly as one report I found online shows Outreach Calling keeping 90% of any money donated.