BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS FOUNDATION

Rating: 1.07 stars   15 reviews

Issues: Cancer

Location: 3269 Forest Court West Linn OR 97068 USA

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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Breast Cancer Survivors Foundation, Inc. Scammers of the lowest order. Call constantly trying to say we pledged money to them - which we did not. When we blocked their number - they send letters saying we pledged "per phone conversation with...." which no one did cause we hang up on their calls. They target people who attend cancer survivor groups and events - they somehow get people's addresses and numbers from the sign-up sheets. They are scum - targeting cancer survivors. Do not deal with these people - give them no money - hang up when they call.

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My call came from 312 614 1117. It was clearly a robot call meaning there wasn't a person on the other end but a computer program. I told them no and hung up.

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I just received a call from 678-201-0256 claiming to be raising money for the Breast Cancer Survivors Foundation. She asked for me by name and when I asked how she got my name and number she said that as a charity they did not have to honor the no call list. My number is not listed, it is not in my name and I never mentioned the no call list. When I asked again how she got my name and number, she explained that she had muted my side of the conversation and apologized if she was taking over me. That was laughably one of the most passive/aggressive fund raising tactics I've ever had thrown at me. The number is listed as a non-fixed voip number in the north Atlanta area.

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Call multiple times a day for the at least the past 4 weeks between the hours of 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM. Number they called from is 516-900-2942, which isone of their call centers, located in Seaford, LI, NY.We finally answereed one of their calls and asked them to stop calling, as my # is on a Do Not call list. The woman on the other end laughed at my wife and hung up. We found their calling pattern to be abusive. If calls continue we will contact the Attorney General concerning their call pattern and financials.

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Some

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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3 people found this review helpful

They just called me a few minutes ago. THEY LIED. They said I had given them money last year which of course I had not. They wanted to send me a mailer. I said I always check out charities with the BBB before I give any money to them. That ended the conversation within two seconds! Saying you are going to check with the BBB ending the conversation certainly tells you something about these frauds doesn't it?


I discovered that almost all the money goes to some greedy people at the top of this fake charity, and very little to the people who need it. F---- Always check online, and tell them you will check with the BBB. The only one who was willing to call back a few days later was legit. This one certainly is NOT!! F----

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None

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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14 people found this review helpful

I received a call from "Name Unavailable" (1-540-023-7856) and the woman asked for my wife. I said, "Yes, may I tell her who's calling?" and was told it was the Breast Cancer Survivors Foundation. I told her to hold a moment, went to get my wife and found her napping (she has progressive MS) and explained to the woman that she was unavailable. The woman then sarcastically responded, "Yeah, right!" and hung up on me.

There are certainly worthy charitable causes out there, but the sad reality is that they seem to be outnumbered by scams operations that rely on peoples' inherent compassion and philanthropy to profit for themselves. I did a bit of research and found that Breast Cancer Survivors Foundation is located in Aventura, Florida. Their website URL is http://breastcancersurvivor.org.

I also learned that their registered agent--apparently--is the Kansas City-based law form of Copilevitz & Canter, L.L.C. This I found on the same Washington State Charitable Solicitations Program Charity Profile Report as another person who posted a comment about this organization. Updates numbers (2011), however, show gross revenues of $2,547,079 with only 6% of that going to program services! Copilevitz & Canter, L.L.C. claims to be 'active in the nonprofit, fundraising, and telemarketing communities, and have successfully represented clients before all levels of state and federal courts and federal regulatory agencies.'

Here's another interesting opinion with more insight about Breast Cancer Survivors Foundation: http://phonyphonecharities.blogspot.com/2012/10/introduction-breast-cancer-charity-scam.html

Readers here can decide for themselves whether this is a legitimate and worthy charity. My mind is definitely made up and I am happy that my wife was napping, didn't take the call, and didn't donate any money to Breast Cancer Survivors Foundation.

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

Close it down.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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4 people found this review helpful

I'm glad I got to this webpage via a google search on the foundation. When they called, they were very pressured to get me to their donor area to confirm my information and kept asking me if I was comfortable with my $15 donation and if i would get it to them within 3 weeks--flags went up! Brochure and form came last week. Almost wrote the check this afternoon and finally googled it and here I am! Not donating based on the feedback on this page. They did not submit their info to the BBB of Wisconsin either--another flag. Will wait for the onslaught of junk mail.

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4 people found this review helpful

Keeps harrassing phone calls even after tell them to stop. Turned me off to giving anything to cancer organizations for life. Thanks alot.

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2012

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32 people found this review helpful

According to the most recent data available on the web site of the Secretary of State of the State of Washington, the Breast Cancer Survivor's Foundation received $531,041 in revenue in 2010, had expenses of $479,111, and spent 0% (none of the money collected) on program services for the year in question. Apparently, payment for the four fundraising companies used in 2010 (Preferred Community Services, Inc.; Safety Services LLC; Outreach Calling; and Safety Service, Inc.) and retaining the difference between revenue and expenses ($51,930) is more important to the organization than its stated purpose and mission.

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None

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2012

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12 people found this review helpful

I received a phone call from this organization and agreed to a pledge upon reviewing their materials. In addition, I insisted that I be removed immediately from their call list.
After receiving a brochure in the mail, I am suspicious of the integrity of this organization and will not be donating. I perused the website, www.breastcancersurvivor.org and found only informational links to outside organizations. I tried calling the telephone number listed on the brochure (800-930-1220) for additional information. The call was answered after many rings but the person answering, "Foundation office", hung up on me when I started to make an inquiry. I tried to call again, but an answering machine picked up.

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It's my belief that this organization is misleading and may be fraudulent

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

be more transparent in my activities

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

None

How did you learn about this organization?

telephone call

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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