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Rating: 1.04 stars   229 reviews 63,218

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Rating: 1 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Just got our 3 call from "Steve". After our initial conversation of 45 seconds "Steve" ended the call. While still on the phone confused, my husband says hello. And "Steve" repeats the last sentence all over again out of nowhere. Long story short we played around with different responses to "Steve's" questions. "Steve" is a computer designed to respond to your answers. Try it next time he calls. If you ask to speak with "his" supervisor, you will get a real person. Explained again how my husband is unemployed and he still tried to con my husband out of $20.

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

Ha!

I just got a call, too, from a very chatty guy who must have thought he was a comedian.

He asked for the lady of the house (that would be me, I guess) but when I asked him who that would be, he dismissed it and went right into his pitch and asked if "the guys" (the vets) could count on me if he sent me an envelope.

I asked for the name of the organization and that I'd have to Google it to make sure it was legit. I was googling as we spoke and came across the listing for this site, the group's address and the one-star rating.

No sooner had I said, "oooh...are you in Bloomfield?", I got the dial tone in my ear.

I'm very sorry that donations that would supposedly help vets are being siderailed .

The only thing positive about the phone call was that it wasn't a robo-call where they call you incessantly and you can't get them to stop. Google, are you listening?

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

Foundation for American Veterans...Rip off self serving operation. Only six cents per dollar goes to veterans as per Charity Navigator. The rest goes in their own pockets....RUN AWAY from these people. I call block them although they'll also call as QVD which is a private company hired to get them money. Give to Disabled American Vets in Cincinnati, Ohio if you want to give any money. They've been around a very long time and are 5 star rated.

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I had a similar experience as the other reviewers for this Foundation. "Steve" came on as a very pushy, borderline rude, salesman. He did not listen to me when I explained I am unemployed at this time and have no discretionary income. He started an auction spiel "if you can't send $100 how about $50. I said no that I can not. He countered his offer to $30. I said yes but would not give him my credit card into. I insisted he send an envelope. I am very glad I thought to do a review check before I sent a donation. I am sending back the donation pledge with a copy of the reviews from this website and no check.

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

6 cents on every dollar actually goes to Vets?! Scam. And they call constantly!

 
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Rating: 2 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Got a call from same guy. Same spiel from him and I pledged to donate a smaller sum. Glad I read these reviews because I feel the same way. I was sent a pledge sheet, but I will not be sending anything in. I hope the organization AND Steve are reading these...BTW, I wouldn't give them any stars if I could.

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

received a call from someone named Steve (240 722 1945). Refused to speak to me, wanted my partner only. I hung up. He called the following day and I introduced myself as my partner. he said he was "Steve from the Foundation for American Veterans." I hung up, recalled the number and pressed the button to be on their "do not call" list. I can't decide if this outfit is scammy, scummy, or both.

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

16 people found this review helpful

I received a call from someone named Steve (240 345=3476) asking for a $100 donation for homeless veterans. He had my name and my unlisted telephone number. I asked him if he is a veteran- no answer. Then I asked him how much of the money he collects goes to veterans, he said 15%. I asked him if fav is a non profit 501c3, he said yes. I asked him where there financial reports were? no Answer! This organization is a Scam! I found out doing a check on this organization that they have a warning from the Michigan Attorney General's Office :SCAM CHARITY. 89% of donated money goes to the Marketing Company and Steve is not a veteran. This organization needs to be shut down!

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

13 people found this review helpful

I was contacted by a VERY pushy man called "STEVE". He would not allow me to speak and insisted on a donation to this organization. His speech was so rapid that I could not even process who I was talking to or what what we were discussing. I agreed to allow them to send me an envelope then I was transferred to a lady who DEMANDED my credit card information. I refused to give this information and I refused to agree to an amount. In an effort to close the call, I agreed to $15.00, which I do NOT intend to send.

 
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Rating: 2 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

They called tonight to my number asking for someone named Don who never lived at my address in the 10 years this house number has existed, did so after 7PM when folks should be relaxing after a crappy day of work, and wanted me to donate with a credit card. I asked them to mail me something and I'd respond to their mailer. It took a few folks to take my address, and I'll be looking in the mailbox for their response. Would love to hear they are legit, but I have my doubts.

 
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