CANCER FUND OF AMERICAN SUPPORT SERVICES INC

Rating: 1.22 stars   18 reviews 2,021

Issues: Cancer

Location: 23400 Michlgan Ave P-12 Dearborn MI 48124 USA

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Rating: 1 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

My husband was home one afternoon when Cancer Support Services called. We have lost many dear friends to cancer. My husband has two brothers fighting caner at present. Naturally he is a soft touch. Ready to help all he can when he hears the word cancer. He gave a pledge of $20.00. Now this is not a lot of money, but I became skeptical when phone calls and letters started to arrive. Every other day we are getting call telling us we did not fulfill our pledge. This just made me even more uneasy. This afternoon another phone call came and I heard all the other little bees in the background working the phones. Thank you for this web sight. I have an answer for the next call. I also am printing this information and sending it back in the letter minus a $20.00 check. I will help all the local funds, motorcycle runs, bake sales. but as for phone solicitation, NO WAY. WHEN THEY CALL AGAIN I WILL ASK THEM FOR A DONATION FOR MY TWO BROTHERS IN LAW !! BET THEY WON'T CALL BACK.

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2014

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Rating: 1 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

Worst charity ever. They pretend to help people and just harass the elderly. They are disgusting. All the money they receive goes to the rotten telemarketing company that they co-own. They should be put out of business.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Take away their charity status

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I'm a reporter with Channel 7 News in Detroit, researching a story on Cancer Support Services. If you were solicited by this company, would you please call me at (248) 827-9466, or e-mail me at rjones@wxyz.com? I'm interested in talking to people regardless of their experience (positive or negative) with the non-profit .

Thanks,
Ross Jones

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2013

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Rating: 1 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

It was VERY hard to find any information about this 'charity'...not the first sign of a legit charity :-/ Called many times from a local number, but told to mail donation to another state (after requesting mailings...was asked to just forward without). I wonder why...

As others stated, shall forward my pledge to the American Cancer Society instead.

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2013

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Rating: 1 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

They fooled me once...then I checked up on them. Needless to say I will give them nothing further. A true scam!

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 1 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

The Cancer Support Services contacted me at a vulnerable time. My father had just passed away from cancer, and my mother was ill and has since passed. I never heard of the charity prior to their phone solicitation. I promised minimal donation. I received multiple phone calls to remind me of the donation I had promised. It most likely cost more to make the calls than I will be sending.
I will be including a printout of their ratings with my check, along with the request that they do not contact me.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 1 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

This organization is a disgusting shame to America and it's citizens. Any organization that collects over 11 Million dollars, spends 10 Million on itself and makes a 1Million dollar donation to another organization needs to be shutdown. They need to be stopped immediately. This makes lies and deceit 'just legal' enough to continue ripping off the American public. The ONLY reason I would give this company 1 star is to register this review.

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2012

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Rating: 1 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I'm fed up with all charitible organizations that are using telemarketing practices to the degree it's harrassment! I no longer donate to anyone unless I personally recognize them and their standing within the rank & file of charities. Not only have they annoyed our family's privacy by constantly interrupting dinner, movie, etc., they've become downright rude with their insistence even after you've told them 'no'. We're a caring family and donate when we can, but this has destroyed our faith in the system. Telemarketing tactics have become so abusive to our privacy....so please JUST STOP!!!!!

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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4 people found this review helpful

I came to this site because I got a call from them and the number that was used ( 313-203-8198 )is listed under another organization. From my experience and what I have read here, I think they should be investigated carefully before donating and perhaps by law enforcement. For sure I would not trust them with a donation, there are too many other charities that seem more ethical.

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2012

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