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    Government says four cancer charities are shams

    Government says four cancer charities are shams - CNN.com


    Washington (CNN)—In a rare joint action with attorneys general for each of the 50 states, the Federal Trade Commission says four cancer charities run by extended members of the same family conned donors out of $187 million from 2008 through 2012 and spent almost nothing to help actual cancer patients.

    Each of the charities charged were the subject of extensive reporting by CNN in 2013. And in each instance, none of the four charities would comment. We were ordered out of the building at the Cancer Fund of America in Knoxville, Tennessee, and were the object of an obscene gesture by the CEO of The Breast Cancer Society in Mesa, Arizona.

    The Cancer Fund of America is run by James Reynolds Sr. His son James Reynolds Jr. is the CEO of the Breast Cancer Society. Another charity, the Children's Cancer Fund of America, is run by Rose Perkins, the ex-wife of the elder James Reynolds. He's also the CEO of the fourth charity, Cancer Support Services.

    The government says the charities claimed to provide direct support for cancer patients, breast cancer patients and children with cancer.

    "These were lies," the government's complaint says.

    Jessica Rich, chief of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection, says that in all, the charities spent about 97% of donations they received either on private fundraisers or on themselves. Only 3%, she says, went to help actual cancer patients.
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    Re: Government says four cancer charities are shams

    not explicitly listing them all ===== FAIL

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    Re: Government says four cancer charities are shams

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
    not explicitly listing them all ===== FAIL
    What do you mean? The article mentions The Cancer Fund of America, The Breast Cancer Society, The Children's Cancer Fund of America, and Cancer Support Services.
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    Re: Government says four cancer charities are shams

    What is the minimum a charity has to donate to still be considered a charity? Because while the article does it's level best to make their actions seem heinous, it's very light on how what happened is a crime. There's only this one paragraph...

    Moreover,on their tax returns, each charity claimed millions of dollars in donated goods shipped to overseas locations on behalf of cancer patients. The complaint says the charities never owned any of the goods in question and simply paid a fee to a private firm in South Carolina to ship the goods, called gifts-in-kind. CNN went to Guatemala in early 2014 to investigate anyone who may have received those gifts and could find no evidence that they even existed.
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    Re: Government says four cancer charities are shams

    Quote Originally Posted by azgreg View Post
    Government says four cancer charities are shams - CNN.com


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    This is pretty common among all areas of charitable giving. Be careful to whom you give money.

    Inform yourselves:

    Charity Navigator - America's Largest Charity Evaluator | Home

    Clinton Foundation Put On Charity 'Watch List'

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    Re: Government says four cancer charities are shams

    Quote Originally Posted by azgreg View Post
    Government says four cancer charities are shams - CNN.com




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    Yeah I read this earlier today. Infuriating.

    501 C 4 groups need to be heavily investigated and regulated. It's becoming the favorite haven for tax free scammers.

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    Re: Government says four cancer charities are shams

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    This is pretty common among all areas of charitable giving. Be careful to whom you give money.

    Inform yourselves:

    Charity Navigator - America's Largest Charity Evaluator | Home

    Clinton Foundation Put On Charity 'Watch List'

    Interesting reading at the Charity Navigator web site.

    "10 Consistently Low Rated Charities


    These ten charities have earned the most consecutive 0-star, "extremely poor" ratings meaning they consistently perform far below industry standards and below nearly all similar charities.
    Rank Charity Years
    1 Children's Charity Fund, Inc. 10
    2 Firefighters Charitable Foundation 10
    3 The Committee for Missing Children 10
    4 Wishing Well Foundation USA 9
    5 Shiloh International Ministries 8
    6 Disabled Police Officers Counseling Center 8
    7 The Association for Firefighters & Paramedics 6
    8 United States Deputy Sheriff's Association 6
    9 California Police Youth Charities 5
    10 State of Florida Association of Police Athletic/Activities Leagues, Inc. 5"

    How pathetic using names such as Children's Charity, Committee for Missing Children, and Disabled Police Officers in attempt to tug at your heart. Who in the hell are these leaches?

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    Re: Government says four cancer charities are shams

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    What is the minimum a charity has to donate to still be considered a charity? Because while the article does it's level best to make their actions seem heinous, it's very light on how what happened is a crime. There's only this one paragraph...
    I guess we could consider the Clinton Foundation to set the pace. Any higher than that would be political.

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    Re: Government says four cancer charities are shams

    Quote Originally Posted by azgreg View Post
    Government says four cancer charities are shams - CNN.com




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    Not a big shocker to be honest. A lot of charities are scams..if not the majority.
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    Re: Government says four cancer charities are shams

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    This is pretty common among all areas of charitable giving. Be careful to whom you give money.

    Inform yourselves:

    Charity Navigator - America's Largest Charity Evaluator | Home

    Clinton Foundation Put On Charity 'Watch List'
    I always like small and local, but with such a global encompassing issue, I can see where National/International charities have there place. Thank you for the link.
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