This reminds me of an incident with my alma mater (maybe strike out the "alma", since that means "dear", and this was not endearing).
I got a letter near the end of the year, reminding me that I had made a pledge to the alumni fund, and would I please honour it? The letter said that they realized it was easy to procrastinate, but that I needed to make good on my promises, etc.
So, I was about to write a check, when I noticed that I *had* sent in the pledge when I made it six months ago.
Now, if it were just $20 or something, I wouldn't have been *too* bothered, but it had actually been a rather sizeable donation for my financial situation, and I was being conned into paying it twice! Plus, I'd gotten the load of guilt for procrastinating, when I hadn't. I contacted the university, and gave them a lecture of my own, about why I was not going to support any institution that tried to shame me while simultaneously manipulating me into giving twice my intended donation.
The first response I got was sort of a shrug, "So? Just don't send the second check." Then, I guess they must have looked at what I'd originally sent. I got a personal call back from the alumni department, apologizing. They also mentioned that this had been a form letter campaign, which they'd sent out to all their donors as a "reminder"; it had gotten very negative feedback, they admitted. I wonder why.