THE RSPCA uses charity donations to fund investigators to find out how much donors might leave in their wills, it has been revealed.
By Helen Barnett
PUBLISHED: 00:00, Wed, Sep 2, 2015 | UPDATED: 11:52, Wed, Sep 2, 2015
Samuel Rae's details were sold on and the RSPCA even investigated his worth
Generous supporters of Britain's largest animal charity are unaware their funds are being used for "ruthless exploitation" to assess them and give them a wealth rating.
The RSPCA said 'legacy prediction' as it is called, is commonplace among charities, raising questions about the number of unsuspecting donors who have fallen prey to what Esther Rantzen described as "unscrupulous bullying".
The sickening practice was uncovered during an investigation into how charities traded the personal data of Samuel Rae, an 87-year-old former army colonel who suffered from dementia.
He was duped out of £35,000 from conmen who bought his details from charities who sold his personal data 200 times.
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