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The SPLC’s Outright Telemarketing Scam

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ONE MONTH ago, we gave the Southern Poverty Law Center the benefit of the doubt concerning their dubious telemarketing practices. Today, with the release of their 2014 IRS Form 990 tax report, we cannot cover for their outright telemarketing scam any longer.

On the right is the SPLC’s IRS Form 990 for the fiscal year ending October 31, 2014.

For the fourth consecutive year, SPLC Founder Morris Dees, who bills himself as a “sound steward” of the donors’ money has deliberately scammed tens of thousands of well-meaning donors through his network of paid telemarketing rip-off artists.

To wit, for the past four years Mr. Dees has continued his relationship with Grassroots Campaigns of Boston, Mass, despite the horrific hemorrhaging of donor dollars. Grassroots has cost the SPLC hundreds of thousands, and even millions of dollars each year for their fundraising efforts:

2011:  -$212,214

2012:  -$869,686

2013: -$1,156,765

2014:  -$1,130,680

How in the world can Mr. Dees continue to deal with a company that has blatantly siphoned $3,369,345 donor-dollars out of his coffers over the past four years? These horrendous figures more than wipe out every dollar raised by his other telemarketing cronies, not that that amounted to all that much.

Checking out Telefund, Inc. of Denver, we see that they raised $561,102 in the name of the SPLC  in 2014, and only pocketed $422,292 in fees, leaving the SPLC $138,811, or a whopping 25% of the donation money.

Did anyone tell the donors that Telefund was pocketing three quarters of their donor-dollars?

But that’s all chump change compared to the experts at Harris Marketing group, who raised $213,694 in the name of the SPLC and “fighting hate,” and only pocketed $192,928, or a mere 90% of the money donated over the phone.

And yet, Morris Dees could not be happier with the results because Grassroots, Telefund and Harris all sold their information to him. For mere pennies on the dollar, Mr. Dees buys solid donor leads that he can feed into his own uber-efficient in-house fundraising machine at 100% profit down the road.

Best of all, it was the stupid donors who unwittingly paid to have their information sold to Mr. Dees. You really cannot beat that for “stewardship.”

Dees will lose money on the deal this year, but it’s nothing compared to the tens of millions he stands to gain from these donors over the coming decades.

But think about it. In 2014, Mo Dees paid $2,537,027 to third-party telemarketers to raise $1,979,272 in donor-dollars, meaning that the telemarketers kept every last dime they solicited over the phone in the name of the SPLC as well as an additional $557,755 out of the SPLC’s existing donor till

THIS is “sound stewardship?”  At $100 dollars apiece “only” 25,370 of the 2014 donors got screwed out of their donations. A mere pittance. At $50 dollars a pop the number jumps to more than 50,000 suckers, and yet, Mo Dees calls this “sound stewardship?”

Justify it anyway you want, but at least 25,000 well-meaning donors got screwed out of their money, just as they have for the past four years.

It’s time that the media and the IRS investigates the criminal scamming of the Southern Poverty Law Center. This is nothing less than blatant fraud. Selling the suckers one thing and giving them something far less.

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Source: Watching the Watchdogs

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7 Comments

  1. NAAWP
    May 18, 2015 at 8:43 pm — Reply

    NAAWP: “WATCHING the WATCHDOGS” in 2015!

    SPLC — “Hate Groups Are Very Hard To Track”

    In a recent news report, the Southern Poverty Law Center’s latest “Director of the Intelligence Project,” Dr. Heidi Beirich, admitted that her company screwed up in reporting an alleged “hate group” in Little Falls, New York.

    On April 23, 2015, staff reporter Stephanie Sorrell-White of the Times of Herkimer, NY, tossed Dr. Beirich a fig leaf with a headline of a “Computer glitch to blame for hate group misinformation,” but the fact is that the SPLC’s “Hate Map” is nothing more than a blatant fundraising tool.

    Dr. Beirich, a long-time SPLC alumna, has only recently taken over the dubious position of “Director” from her predecessor, the arch-PR guru, Mark Potok.

    REFERENCES:

    1) https://rkeefe57.wordpress.com/

    2) https://rkeefe57.wordpress.com/2015/01/24/the-many-white-faces-of-the-splc/

    3) http://genderswap.co/articles/183

    NAAWP FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/MarkAnthonyTraina

    NATIONAL ASSOCIATION for the ADVANCEMENT of WHITE PEOPLE – 2015

  2. MARK TRAINA
    June 4, 2015 at 12:54 am — Reply

    ALABAMA HATE GROUP – the SPLC is a FUND-RAISING GROUP for MORRIS DEE’s PERSONAL BANK ACCOUNT!

    NAAWP FACEBOOK

    NATIONAL ASSOCIATION for the ADVANCEMENT of WHITE PEOPLE – 2015

  3. NAAWP
    June 10, 2015 at 9:36 pm — Reply

    The SPLC promotes RACIAL HATRED and are an ANTI-CHRISTIAN, ANTI-AMERICAN, ANTI-CONSERVATIVE, ANTI-WHITE and PRO-ABORTION HATE GROUP housed out of MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA!

    NAAWP – 2015

  4. MARK TRAINA
    June 14, 2015 at 10:55 pm — Reply

    SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER – 2015

    SPLC: http://www.johntanton.org/answering_my_critics/art_decoster.html

    Follow U.S. on FACEBOOK: NAAWP FACEBOOK

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  5. MARK TRAINA
    July 25, 2015 at 2:55 am — Reply

    SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW SINNERS say LAFAYETTE SHOOTER was a fan of DAVID DUKE!

    https://medium.com/hatewatch-blog/lafayette-theater-shooter-fan-of-hitler-neo-nazis-and-antigovernment-conspiracies-38a16afc9643

    I, MARK TRAINA (PRESIDENT of the NAAWP) am a fan of DAVID DUKE, so does that make me a NEO-NAZIS or a DUES PAYING MEMBER of an ANTI-GOVERNMENT CONSPIRACY GROUP?

    According to the SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW SINNERS the Lafayette Theater Shooter was a Fan of David Duke, Neo-Nazis, and Antigovernment Conspiracies!

    MARK TRAINA is a PROUD SOUTHERN DIXIE DEMOCRAT just like former GOVERNOR GEORGE WALLACE from the GREAT STATE of ALABAMA!

    FBI Dumps SPLC as Resource for Lacking Credibility: http://www.avoiceformen.com/allnews/fbi-dumps-splc-as-resource-for-lacking-credibility/

    When them BLACK BOYZ SHOT UP a MOTHER’s PARADE in NEW ORLEANS a while back, isn’t interesting that the SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW SINNERS remained totally SILENT?

    FACT: The SPLC is an ANTI-CONSERVATIVE, ANTI-WHITE, ANTI-AMERICAN LEFT-WING-NUT HATE GROUP!

    Follow U.S. on FACEBOOK: NAAWP

    NATIONAL ASSOCIATION for the ADVANCEMENT of WHITE PEOPLE – 2015

  6. MARK TRAINA
    August 2, 2015 at 1:26 am — Reply

    Poisoning the Web: SPLC & ADL Spew Raw Hatred Online!

    NBC and MSNBC: http://www.jammiewf.com/2015/nbc-news-rushes-to-hate-group-splc-to-exploit-charleston-shooting/

    Anti-Christian, Anti-White, Anti-Conservative, Anti-American Hate Groups finally exposed by the FBI.

    SPLC and the ADL dropped from FBI Hate Crimes Webpage: http://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/2014/03/splc-and-the-adl-dropped-from-fbi-hate-crimes-webpage/

    LEFTEST HATE GROUPS turn on one another: http://conservative-headlines.com/2015/04/adl-spokesman-denounces-splcs-fake-hate-group-map/

    Follow U.S. on FACEBOOK: NAAWP

    NATIONAL ASSOCIATION for the ADVANCEMENT of WHITE PEOPLE – 2015

  7. MARK TRAINA
    August 5, 2015 at 3:43 am — Reply

    SPLC Still Tracking Down Christian Hate Groups!

    The notorious hate group, the Southern Poverty Law Center, is at it again, though their credibility remains in the toilet where it has reigned supreme for quite some time. Credibility doesn’t really matter when it comes to the jackbooted thugs entrusted with the task of terrorizing innocent citizens in a failing regime. I’m sure the Gestapo and the KGB didn’t enjoy a whole lot of credibility either, but that didn’t stop them from kicking in your door in the middle of the night if they felt like it.

    But these days something is changing with our old pals over at the SPLC— which for years has had The Remnant listed as a hate group. (Note to group: I will get around to leading you all in hate very soon. I realize the SPLC crowned me your leader nearly ten years ago, but you’ll have to be patient just a little while longer as I attempt to figure out who we’re supposed to hate).

    Anyway, the SPLC seems to be dropping the façade of legitimacy and revealing its true identity—that of straight up social agitators, real-life rabble-rousers. Nothing new, of course, but the façade of legitimacy is crumbling, which may mean the coming police state no longer requires front organizations.

    Anyway, the SPLC’s “investigations” are a joke to anyone who is paying attention. WorldNetDaily (also listed on the SPLC hate map) ran a story a couple years back entitled ‘If you’re not left wing, you’re a hate group’, which got right to the heart of the matter. In that article, author Jack Minor writes: “The sheriff of one of the country’s largest counties says a recent report by the Southern Poverty Law Center listing a major political party in Colorado as a dangerous group has absolutely no credibility and the group is like ‘the little boy who cried wolf.’ Weld County Sheriff John Cooke said the SPLC just lists groups its officials disagree with politically as ‘hate groups’. The SPLC has received funding from billionaire activist George Soros, who has also funded other left-wing groups including the Daily Kos, SEIU, MoveOn.org, the Huffington Post and Media Matters.”

    When we filed our own Freedom of Information Act request on the SPLC some years ago, we discovered very much the same thing — law enforcement agencies around the country treat the SPLC “Intelligence” Report and Hate Map updates as junk mail, which is appropriate since the SPLC is, in fact, a direct mail fund-raising group that depends on “hate groups”, real or imagined, to freak out their donors and loosen up those all-important purse strings.

    When it comes to real hate groups, however, the SPLC is not only strangely silent but oftentimes downright nurturing. Real haters tend to take real guns and start shooting real people, and the SPLC, being real cowards, needs to guard against retaliation. They know that cheek-turning Christians don’t retaliate. Muslims, on the other hand? Well, it’s not for nothing that there aren’t a whole lot of jihadist groups on the old SPLC Hate Map. In fact, there aren’t any. You follow?

    The SPLC has a vested interest in not being too hard on jihadists. Why? Because when a young jihadist shoots up a Christian or patriot group, it can be argued that said group had it coming and that if said group had been shut down by the government (the ultimate goal of the SPLC), the jihadists would not have been tempted to go for the guns and dynamite in the first place.

    Reference: http://remnantnewspaper.com/web/index.php/fetzen-fliegen/item/1738-the-splc-and-christian-hated-groups

    NATIONAL ASSOCIATION for the ADVANCEMENT of WHITE PEOPLE – 2015

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