Mark Iandolo May 6, 2016, 7:32pm

LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) – Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced that his office filed a cease and desist against professional fundraiser Corporations for Character for allegedly violating the Public Safety Solicitation Act.

“Deceptive fundraising will not be tolerated,” Schuette said. “My office works daily to protect Michigan residents. You also can help by protecting yourself – research the charity before you give – and reporting suspected violations to my office. Trust your gut.”

According to the attorney general’s office, Corporations for Character used pre-recorded messages controlled by a human operator to make recipients believe they were talking to a live person. Schuette alleges that Corporations for Character committed 23 violations.

Schuette also noted that telemarketers often keep up to 85 percent of donations and urged consumers to research their own charities and to give directly to the charity.

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