Breast Cancer Survivors Foundation

Rating: 1.05 stars   21 reviews

Issues: Cancer

Location: 3269 Forest Court West Linn OR 97068 USA

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Rating: 1 stars  

Similar stories to others here. Got the call and I was in a good mood so I said I would contribute but the y kept pushing for a credit card. I declined to provide one but said to send me an email and I would follow up. They sent a regular mail letter twice now but I have decided, with limited information about this charity, to put my dollars into one that is more open with their information.

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3 people found this review helpful

Pro Tip: DO NOT donate or give your personal info to this organization! But if you're bored, have some fun asking Siri-style questions from their weird robocall software.

I received a call from a woman identifying herself as "Lisa Kent." It sounded like a strange robocall -- awkward pauses, nonsensical responses, responses repeated verbatim. Robocalls aren't unusual, but I found this one creepy because of how awkward and unusually aggressive it was. She asked me to confirm how much money I'd donate to the charity. I asked, "What's the name of the charity?" and she said "Yes." When I took a few seconds to process her bizarre responses, she'd aggressively say "hello are you THERE?!" "I said I'm going to transfer you OKAY?!" Um, okay?

I was connected to a live person, and asked her if that was a robocall, and she said "No, you were talking to a live person through a computer generated call. She wasn't a robot." There was no way this could be true, but she adamantly denied it. A robo-dial that connects you to a live human ain't the same as a robo-call that connects you with an aggressive, interactive forerunner to Skynet.

The live person was just as aggressive as the android. When she asked to confirm my donation before sending the pledge letter, I told her I had no problem with the amount, but because I wasn't familiar with their organization, I'd need to look up the charity before donating. She gave me their URL (breastcancersurvivor.org) and told me to look it up while she waited. I told her I wanted to look them up when I have time, please send the letter and I'll take a look then. She said they'd call me back tomorrow. When I told her not to call me back, just send me the letter and I'll decide when I get it, she said she "understood" that I "feel that way" and hung up!

The first sign that this is not a trustworthy organization: lying about an obvious and poorly done robocall. It immediately undermines credibility, and made the robocall even creepier. The second sign: not wanting donors to read up on the charity in any meaningful way before they donate. They didn't even bother asking for my mailing address to send the pledge letter! They presumably thought, correctly, that I won't donate after I come across hits like http://www.newtoseattle.com/2015/04/29/another-sketchy-cancer-charity-trolls-in-seattle/ and https://youtu.be/qNOIZLZ9occ.

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

Be transparent and truthful with the public and prospective donors.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

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

None

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

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Rating: 1 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Hi...Thank you for these reviews. Very Helpful

They called and gave their spiel. I looked this up and started to read some of the reviews back to them and they hung up on me.

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10 people found this review helpful

Just received a call from breast cancer survivors foundation. Said they were collecting money for low income women to receive mammograms. When I asked,"Why are you collecting money for an exam that is covered by the national health care act, mandatory health care, not including medical, which we all pay for? The phone solicitor hung up.
If you want to donate money, donate to a legitimate charity or research organization.
Their phone number was: 1-720-863-6350.
Maria

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11 people 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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6 people found this review helpful

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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7 people found this review helpful

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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7 people found this review helpful

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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Some

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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7 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----

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

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

None

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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22 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.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

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

None

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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