We have received numerous phone calls concerning a phone marketing campaign that has been implemented throughout the region for the 25th Annual Children’s Benefit Show (magic show) on June 12, 2012 in Edmonds, Wash.
The calls are from a call center on behalf of the Beni Hassan Shrine Temple #64, Prince Hall Masons, in the Seattle area. They are officially registered with the State http://www.sos.wa.gov/charities/search_detail.aspx?charity_id=432) and are a 501C8 organization.
: The caller is asking people to pay $38 for four tickets to the concert. They also offer the option of donating the tickets to children around the state from 150 different organizations (shelters, group homes, hospitals, etc.)
: This is a legitimate fundraiser for that organization. However, the tickets are not for Shriners Hospitals for Children patients specifically. The money is used to support youth programs across the Washington State, with the primary focus in the Seattle area.
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