I received a call from "BCSF,Inc" 3 weeks ago. I verbally "pledged" $20, although their sample of donations were higher. The caller handed the phone to her "supervisor" to verify with me the amount I would pay. This is a very serious issue, so I felt I should give. The caller asked me to send in the check as soon as I got the pledge payment coupon. I received that in the mail about a week later, and have been sitting on it after researching the foundations' legitimacy. Then I came across this website. I am waiting for a follow-up call from the source asking me where my donation is. They never asked for a credit card.
Got an unsolicited, unwarranted call from this scam, and the caller said she was on behalf of "Women's Breast Cancer Relief Fund, which apparently is a new name for another scam, "Breast Cancer Relief Fund," and several other aliases. This isn't sick. This is EVIL, pure and simple.
The phone # they used is 401-298-2532
Telemarketing "charities" are such a scam. I am a cancer patient and had surgery at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento CA. UC Davis did me the favor of selling my info to their "care partners". Two weeks home recovering from a botched horrific surgery, I started receiving calls from every cancer "charity" you can think of. Of course they were the ones on the "worst charity" lists. Folks, please quit giving money to these buzzards. They do not support cancer patients, nor do they support research. They are around to support their own pockets. And shame on you UC Davis Medical Center, for capitalizing on the suffering of those who are unfortunate enough to get care there.
I had a similar experience to the others already posted. Also, the same day I received their pledge card in the mail, I received a duplicate letter from supposedly another organization: Breast Cancer Outreach Foundation. I think they realize they need to change their name to rebuild their reputation. They also are trying to pump up their new name with one line 5 star reviews, which are probably bogus.
Got an unsolicited call from them just now. After she asked if I would donate, I told her once I received the information and confirmed they're legitimate, I would donate. She said, "Oh, well I can't send you the information until you confirm your donation." So I said, "Oh, well I can't confirm a donation until you send me the information. So, it looks like we have a problem." She tried to "nicely" shame me because breast cancer survivors would appreciate my help. But, I told her if they were actually a legitimate foundation for survivors, they wouldn't have a problem letting us check them out before donating. She said, "thanks for your time" and hung up.
Similar story to the others I've read here. But I want to add that their voice actuation is improving. It took me at least a minute to even suspect that I wasn't speaking with a human being. The awkward pauses to my questions gave it away, and then as I questioned more the conversation simply deteriorated. It's positively creepy.
Now also soliciting under the subsidiary "Women's Breast Cancer Relief Association."
Number 6 on America's Worst Charities! I am a stage 4 breast cancer survivor, and have supported research and services for people in need for many years. I, too, agreed to send a donation after being pressured by phone solicitor. Once I received coupon in the mail I did my research. I am also a retired health care provider and active community volunteer.
I also looked them up online. They had called me asking me to pledge money. I told them that I do not give my credit card number out over the phone and asked them to send me some literature. They sent me a pledge form. I looked them up on line and they do have a glitzy website. But, what is strange is that they have addresses listed in various parts of the US: Linn, OR; Butler, WI; NJ; Atlanta, GA; Aventura, FL?! This made me suspicious. Then I finally found a charity rating for them and it said in 2013 that only 27% of their funds went for program expenses: https://www.sos.wa.gov/charities/search_detail.aspx?charity_id=29314. I'd like to know what they are doing with the rest of the money. So I am not going to donate to these people. I think they are a scam. Furthermore, in Wisconsin, in a 2011 inquiry, the Better Business Bureau had tried to contact them for information on their charity and they did not respond. Very suspicious organization.
Boy, am I glad I did some research before going forward with the donation! I pledged on Monday, and today, just 4 days later, I received the "Pledge Payment Coupon" in the mail, in an envelope that included what seems at first to be legitimate literature about breast cancer. After reading the other reviews here, each of which sounds accurate and 'fits' my own experience with this so-called foundation, I'm partly still furious but mostly grateful - for having been guided somehow to double-check. How have these people not been caught yet? Wouldn't it be soooo easy to go to that P.O.Box, visit there every day for a while until someone with the key to that mailbox also pays a visit to pick up their mail, approach that person right there or maybe follow them for a while, confront them, arrest them, force them to return all the money they've stolen from the actual survivor community and supporters? They've been doing this for YEARS. WTH?!