Don’t know about you, but I get calls almost on a daily basis to contribute to a conservative organization, or one claiming to be conservative. Some of which I’ve never heard of. Being skeptical of phone scams, and knowing that democrats have no boundaries to what they will try to do, I’m making it a habit now to verify for myself that the organization calling me is legit, regardless if I choose to make a donation.
For example, I just got a call from a guy supposedly representing a group called Tea Party Leadership. After hearing the common sales pitch about Obama’s misguided administration, the question ends up with ‘can we count on you for a $100 donation today? Or $75?’
To which I followed with a question of my own. Does your organization have a website? Yes, he said. It’s www.teapartyleadership.com. I thanked him, hung up, and tried the address. Doesn’t exist.
Raising my suspicion that it is a scam probably run by a left-wing group lying about who they are to siphon money from conservatives for their own attack machine. I could be wrong. But I doubt it. It’s also possible that scammers are trying the same thing to conservatives and liberals. Who knows?
Being dishonest like that just doesn’t live in a conservative’s mind, and it wouldn’t surprise me to see the Left exploit that. And probably is. Kind of like the way some people prey on unsuspecting senior citizens. And I realize that just having a website isn’t verification of their legitimacy either. This guy just didn’t plan ahead for such a question.
There is a need for a way to combat this kind of fraud and to insure that your conservative dollars are going to the conservative cause you expect. If someone wants to start a list, you can put teapartyleadership.com on the list.
UPDATE: 8/11/2013 (see comment below) There is a real site called The Tea Party Leadership Fund. Maybe that’s what the guy meant? If you want to contribute to the Tea Party, and I hope you do, make sure you use this URL: http://www.theteapartyleadershipfund.com/