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Oops. I left off the link. http://www.tampabay.com/americas-worst-charities/solicitors/outreach-calling
Maine
 Apr 13th, 2014
They called me, too, said it was on behalf of firefighters. Here is a report which shows how little of what they raise actually makes it to the charity. Unacceptable.
Maine
 Apr 13th, 2014
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.
Craig
 Feb 22nd, 2014
This was a call supposedly from the Maine State Federation of Firefighters. They have called here 4 times since 2/17. The other number they called from was 207-480-3287. 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 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 found online shows Outreach Calling keeping 90% of any money donated.
Craig
 Feb 22nd, 2014

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