The Dublin City Business Improvement District (BID), has launched a new campaign, urging people not to give money to really annoying charity workers in the City Centre.
In a recent survey carried out by the Dublin City Council, it was revealed that people had a very bad experience of the city centre, when they were harassed by charity workers trying to extort money out of them.
Charity workers would lure people in by acting nice and very friendly and would then hit people with horrific stories of terror and abuse, in an effort to try and con them into monthly payments.
BID has urged people to avoid such charity scams and said that when people are guilted into signing up for these monthly payments, they are directly adding to the unemployment problem in the country, by taking money away from Dublin business.
They went on to comment that
These monthly payments should be spent in shops in Dublin, not on charities, where there is no direct benefit to the economy. Ireland’s in a crisis far worse than any child in any 3rd world sweat shop and people need to realise that.
People are being urged to drop their money into the many shops and businesses around the city centre, rather than give it to a charity worker. It has been claimed that by doing so, it will help address the crisis here in Ireland and will have a direct knock on effect to those in 3rd world countries, as the demand for their cheap labour will improve the more our economy recovers.
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