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The March of Dimes charity, which frequently describes its name on your caller ID as “MOD,” has been phoning frantically leading up to the Christmas holiday. The ten phone numbers I have seen from them, and blocked since 10/18/11, include 240-210-7121, 410-202-0116, 571-261-0034, 804-234-9034, 914-368-2551, 914-368-2553, 914-740-1892, 914-740-1895, 914-740-1896 and 914-740-1897.

I’d recommend that everyone who receives one of these calls block these numbers or, if you have no call blocking telephone equipment, that you simply not answer the phone.

How good a charity is the March of Dimes? The following description of “MOD” is from the current Wikipedia article:

The March of Dimes has been described as a bureaucracy that has taken on a life of its own through a classic example of a process called goal displacement. Faced with redundancy after Jonas Salk discovered the polio vaccine, it adopted a new mission, "fighting birth defects", which was recently changed to a vaguer goal of "breakthrough for babies", rather than disbanding.

Charity Navigator has given the organization a rating of one out of four stars based on its financial filings, meaning "Fails to meet industry standards and performs well below most charities in its Cause." It also notes that the president Jennifer Howse was paid $633,132 in 2010.

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How much money could be left for those who really need some help after paying the March of Dimes president over $600,000 per year and absorbing the expense of the vicious phone call campaign they are putting on just now? Please make your donations locally to a legitimate charity that will spend most of it on those who are in dire need rather than on lining the pockets of the charity officers and other “administrative expenses.”
Missouri
 Dec 18th, 2011
The March of Dimes charity, which frequently describes its name on your caller ID as “MOD,” has been phoning frantically leading up to the Christmas holiday. The ten phone numbers I have seen from them, and blocked since 10/18/11, include 240-210-7121, 410-202-0116, 571-261-0034, 804-234-9034, 914-368-2551, 914-368-2553, 914-740-1892, 914-740-1895, 914-740-1896 and 914-740-1897.

I’d recommend that everyone who receives one of these calls block these numbers or, if you have no call blocking telephone equipment, that you simply not answer the phone.

How good a charity is the March of Dimes? The following description of “MOD” is from the current Wikipedia article:

The March of Dimes has been described as a bureaucracy that has taken on a life of its own through a classic example of a process called goal displacement. Faced with redundancy after Jonas Salk discovered the polio vaccine, it adopted a new mission, "fighting birth defects", which was recently changed to a vaguer goal of "breakthrough for babies", rather than disbanding.

Charity Navigator has given the organization a rating of one out of four stars based on its financial filings, meaning "Fails to meet industry standards and performs well below most charities in its Cause." It also notes that the president Jennifer Howse was paid $633,132 in 2010.

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How much money could be left for those who really need some help after paying the March of Dimes president over $600,000 per year and absorbing the expense of the vicious phone call campaign they are putting on just now? Please make your donations locally to a legitimate charity that will spend most of it on those who are in dire need rather than on lining the pockets of the charity officers and other “administrative expenses.”
Missouri
 Dec 18th, 2011
The March of Dimes charity, which frequently describes its name on your caller ID as “MOD,” has been phoning frantically leading up to the Christmas holiday. The ten phone numbers I have seen from them, and blocked since 10/18/11, include 240-210-7121, 410-202-0116, 571-261-0034, 804-234-9034, 914-368-2551, 914-368-2553, 914-740-1892, 914-740-1895, 914-740-1896 and 914-740-1897.

I’d recommend that everyone who receives one of these calls block these numbers or, if you have no call blocking telephone equipment, that you simply not answer the phone.

How good a charity is the March of Dimes? The following description of “MOD” is from the current Wikipedia article:

The March of Dimes has been described as a bureaucracy that has taken on a life of its own through a classic example of a process called goal displacement. Faced with redundancy after Jonas Salk discovered the polio vaccine, it adopted a new mission, "fighting birth defects", which was recently changed to a vaguer goal of "breakthrough for babies", rather than disbanding.

Charity Navigator has given the organization a rating of one out of four stars based on its financial filings, meaning "Fails to meet industry standards and performs well below most charities in its Cause." It also notes that the president Jennifer Howse was paid $633,132 in 2010.

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How much money could be left for those who really need some help after paying the March of Dimes president over $600,000 per year and absorbing the expense of the vicious phone call campaign they are putting on just now? Please make your donations locally to a legitimate charity that will spend most of it on those who are in dire need rather than on lining the pockets of the charity officers and other “administrative expenses.”
Missouri
 Dec 18th, 2011
The caller i.d. says either MOD or March of Dimes. Call back the phone number - it was an automated message when the phone picked up. Press 1 to "Learn More About the March of Dimes" and then press 3 to remove your phone number. You'll have to enter your phone number but listen carefully when it's repeated back to you because it didn't get my phone number right several times. It said it will remove your phone number from the system within a few days. These guys have driven me nuts for the past couple months. They start calling shortly after 8 a.m. and keep calling numerous times throughout the day until almost 9 p.m. I have an unlisted number and am on the DoNotCall Registry - I shouldn't have to unplug my phone before bed to be able to sleep in on Saturday. I called every single number that said MOD/March of Dimes that was stored on my caller i.d. and entered my phone number so we'll see.
Maryland
 Dec 12th, 2011
If you've ever donated and used a check they will contine to call every year and ask that you receive a donation packet and take it around your neighborhood. I haven't donated in a couple years and they continue to barage me with calls every year.
Idaho
 Nov 27th, 2011
Calls everyday from different numbers.
Texas
 Nov 15th, 2011
8 Calls in one week. See also 740-1895, 368-2553, 368-2551
Massachusetts
 Nov 08th, 2011
Called many times and did not answer me....Therefore, I will tell them I don't deal with inconsiderate people that don't give me the courtesy of an answer...end of story!
New Hampshire
 Nov 07th, 2011
no message. hangs up on third ring every time
California
 Oct 19th, 2011
Why the HELL is MARCH of Dimes calling me every day in OCTOBER?
Texas
 Oct 18th, 2011
Has called at least three times,same time of day,does NOT leave a message.All numbers are changed slightly to get around my "call Blocking" phone.Caller ID reads MOD then the number.Yonkers NY?..or just NY?Numbers are:914-368-2553..914-368-2551..914-740-1897tis has GOT to be a SCAM!
Connecticut
 Sep 23rd, 2011

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