Today I received a call from a scam going by the name Pro-life Committee. I had the distinct impression that they had prerecorded certain phrases and based on your response the listener/handler/con-artist would press certain buttons based on what you said. I wasn’t actually talking to a human being.
My conversation went very much/exactly like this one reported on this website: https://www.scamguard.com/prolifecommitteeorg/:
A woman called and asked if I was pro life. When I said yes, she said it was an honor to speak with me. She asked for my address because she wanted to send me a letter. Then she asked for a $75 donation. I said I could not pledge, but send the organization’s info and I’d think about it. She said it is expensive to mail and she needs a pledge to send me a letter. I said, skip the letter save your money and give me your web address. She said, I can do that but how about a pledge of $100. I said I can’t make a commitment and I have to get back to work now. Then she said, think about the sweet little babies dying if you don’t help. Then I knew it was a scam. Who says that? I said something like, wow you are a slick sales person. I’ll check your website and I am hanging up.
I am sharing this to remind you to be wise. I don’t want anyone to suffer the loss of thinking you are “doing good” and end up finding that you are funding con artists instead.
On a more positive note, I recorded a very positive pro-life song years ago. Yes, there were tears as I was recording it. You can listen to my song “tiny hands” and read the story about this song here: https://reflect.bandcamp.com/track/tiny-hands