Foundation For American Veterans
Rating: 1.04 stars 235 235 reviews 68,153
W Bloomfield MI USA
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3 people found this review helpful
My mother is 86 years old and per my experience this organization is targeting senior citizens. I answered her phone and the man asked if I was "my mother's name". I replied I was her daughter - he hung up. I answered another call and this time when he said is this _____, I said yes and he began his pitch. I will be filing a complaint. Shame on you for trying to take advantage of the elderly!! I also noted these calls come in the late evening. Further, you have a horrible BBB rating and several warnings.
20 people found this review helpful
This number 404-445-2923 has called me a few times today on my business number. When I picked up after the third call, they identified themselves as the Foundation for American Veterans. They asked for a donation of $50. Being a supporter of the veterans I agreed to do so but when they asked for a credit card I said no. I don't make donations by phone or with a credit card. When I was transferred to another person who was taking my mailing address, I could swear I was talking with a machine so when I didn't give them a city or zip code, I was convinced I was talking with a machine. I'll see if I do get something in the mail but they don't have a chance of getting a dime out of me. After what I've read on line about this organization, they should be ashamed of themselves and shut down immediately.
17 people found this review helpful
NOT NO BUT HELL NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...Since I had to use 50 characters.
28 people found this review helpful
I told this person that I had a limited income. He asked for $100, told him no, said he understood and said how about $50 or $20. He asked for my cr. card # before I agreed to a donation. I may be old, but I am far from stupid. I said you are putting the cart before the horse, boy, send me something in the mail. He said he would be happy to do that and would send it right out for my $20 pledge. I said - "Or under $20". No comment, just thanked me for my support. In less than 3 full days, I got my $20 pledge reminder. Six days later I rec'd another one. Needless to say, they will get $0.00 from me. After looking up this group, I would rather give my $ directly to anyone but them! I am forced to give them a one star rating as I would not be able to post this without a rating.
31 people found this review helpful
How dare they rip the public off, In the name of this Veteran, disabled,gives to vets, standowns.
When u called using ur in ur face begging. When i said I was a disable vet, no comment, no thanks, just gives us ur money. I was in the middle of making a pledge then i realize this slease rip off.
As I changed my mind and was not giving they hung up on me. They call me 2-3 times a day For 0ur Veterans they should be vetted. They are going on our inside Veteran bulletin. Dont use me to make ur money.
ANYONE WHO WANTS TO HELP VETS AND %100 OF THEIR MONEY GOES TO VETS , DO THIS,
SUPPORT THE LOCAL STANDOWNS, VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED DONATIONS GO STRAIT TO VETS, GIVE SLEEPING BAGS, FOOD, ( LET FAV GIVE OUT THE SOCKS. IF THEY DO) GO TO UR LOCAL VA CLINIC, LOCAL MILITARY BASE.
DROP ANY DONATIONS AT UR LOCAL VA CLINIC or military base. Dont let FAV steal from r Honored Veterans They call me at least twice a day. They don,t release info on how much goes to the troops and vets. I cant believe they are ripping us off and are a Non Profit? They need to be vetted on this bogus non profit.
40 people found this review helpful
FAV was very pushy. I agreed to donate if they checked out. They transferred my call and asked for a credit card #. I said send me a form. After checking on them I saw the only give about 10% of what they make to vets. Now they harass me calling all the time
66 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.
53 people found this review helpful
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?
54 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.
54 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.