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    Ok please explain something for me. Two people just appeared at the door, they rattled on for about 5 mins asking If I would like to give a monthly donation to the red cross. In the end it sounded like a sales pitch.

    Sorry to be so pessimistic but are these people doing this for nothing or are they paid by a registered charity to go door to door?

    Now I told them that I could not afford to give anything monthly, but I would give something online but they could not offer me any place to make a donation online.

    This happend to me about 6 months ago, and the last person turned his back on me and said "Don't bother then" and walked off.

    I was so pissed off, in the end I phoned the charity up and had a go as I was willing to make a donation online.
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    They are probably the same as the 'chuggers'' you see in every shopping area.

    Lots of charities use paid employees to raise funds, there are probably volunteers still around but I would guess they would be the older types.
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    They get paid, I believe. I know for a fact that charities in my area have been recruiting fundraisers for high street/door-to-door work.
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    They are probably the same as the 'chuggers'' you see in every shopping area.
    There ID was not Red Cross thou, it was by the looks of it for a registered charity. Thanks for the link thou and I will make a donation.
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    Wind me up they do. We had quite alot of red cross salesmen where I live, last summer between 7 and 9 in the evening. They always go straight into their rehersed sales pitch and you have to interrupt them to say no. I don't really like being rude to people but I had to with this lot otherwise you end up standing there for 5 minutes. In the end I stopped opening the door to them when they knocked roughly every two weeks.

    I'll always put spare change in if someones collecting with a pot but these hired mercenaries get on my tits and I'd never donate to one.

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    I just say "Not today thank-you" and shut the door in their face!
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    They get a commission if you sign-up to the monthly donation scheme.

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    Put a sign on the door right by the bell. "We do not buy or sell ANYTHING at this door" - I got one from Thames Valley Police about 10 years ago and it seems to work well. Some people have rung and then said "oops sorry only saw the sign as I rang the bell - response to that is simple, "well you've seen it now - goodbye"
    Also put one on my mum's door, cut the TVP header off though (cos she lived in Ssssex) and it worked well for her as well.

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