I recently saw the advert by a well known celebrity askingfor £3 via my mobile to help children refugees from Syria. This £3 was going to be of great assistance!
I was moved to do just that.
Subsequently I received a telephone call to my mobile from a very well spoken young man trying to persuade me to subscribe a monthly sum and £20 was suggested.
I informed him we already had our own charities we subscribe to but he was very persistent.
In the end I disconnected the call.
My £3 donation was certainly wasted in the cost of this unwanted call to me. How many more are there like this. I suspect many.
I would have contacted the originator of the Appeal but of course there is no address.
I thought other readers would like to know about what I feel is close to a scam.