Breast Cancer Survivors Foundation
Rating: 1.08 stars 25 reviews
Location: 3269 Forest Court West Linn OR 97068 USA
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3 people found this review helpful
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.
13 people found this review helpful
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.
10 people found this review helpful
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?!
10 people found this review helpful
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.
11 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.
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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
9 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.
17 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.
14 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.
8 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.
9 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.