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Tracking Telemarketers Behind ‘Charities’

This is the next installment in a continuing investigation by the Tampa Bay Times and Center for Investigative Reporting into so-called “charities” scam millions from unsuspecting people, particularly the elderly. The reporters tracked the back-shop phone operations to a particular marketing company, Associated Community Services , which pockets most of the donations. 

Originally founded in December 2006 as an independent grassroots publication dedicated to coverage of health issues in Florida, Health News Florida was acquired by WUSF Public Media in September 2012.