Friday, August 17, 2012

Veterans Charity and Fundraiser Under Scrutiny in Massachusetts

The Boston Herald reports that the Massachusetts Attorney General has sued Dynamic Marketing Solutions, a Rhode Island fundraising telemarketer, and its charity client Bay State Vietnam Veterans Inc. According to the story, the lawsuit alleges that agents for the telemarketing company claimed to have been soldiers who served in Afghanistan, failed to identify themselves as professional fundraisers -- as required by Massachusetts law, and led donors to believe that all contributions would benefit veterans, when in fact the fundraiser contracted to receive 85% of funds collected. The suit reportedly seeks imposition of $5,000 in civil penalties per deceptive act that is judicially determined to have occurred.

JRB

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