"Locks of Love gave me a free wig" / "PETA fought for me to adopt a pet that the shelter was going to euthanize" / "Autism Speaks bought my kid an iPad"
Good for you! Really. I’m glad that the amount of actual charity work these scam organizations do is not zero. And if you happen to be one of the few recipients, rock on.
But please recognize that your experience is rare. You are the exception, not the rule. Your experience of actually receiving services in no way invalidates my far more common experience of being scammed. Your one success does not outweigh the many failures.
Anecdote is not evidence. When you assert that “I got something, therefore this isn’t a scam” well first of all I want to ask if you know how pyramid schemes work. Furthermore, you sound ridiculous. Compare similar statements:
“I’m not poor, therefore poverty isn’t real.”
“I don’t vote, therefore democracy is a lie.”
“A cop once let me off with a warning, therefore no police brutality to anyone anywhere.”
“I have a job, therefore labor discrimination isn’t a thing.”
“I’m healthy today, therefore no diseases exist.”