Every charity is a scam! Stop donating!

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Every charity is a scam! Stop donating!

Ever since the very first 'charity' business realized the potential for vast wealth from tapping the pitiful nature of humans, every business (yes they are profit earning businesses) using the phrase 'charity' in their name, has simply been a scam.

In 2015 the FTC arrested 3 members of a single family with the head named James Reynolds, a fat greedy bastard that saw an opportunity to scam pity seekers, and being that cancer is the greatest income earner from pitipartiers, he went for the mother-lode -- kids! They ran their scam from 2 locations in Tampa, FL and marketed aggressively, just as they all do. Of the more than $150 million they collected, only 3% was paid to actual sources they claimed to support. They kept the bulk of the money as 'expenses' and 'salaries'.

They got away with a mild slap on the wrist and avoided prison by agreeing to pay $137 million to groups they had declared as their dependents.

The fact is, all charity organizations claim a minimum of 70% of cash intake as operational cost. With that high rate as cost, it's an attractive business for scammers. Just stop giving to charities and seek to help someone directly.

 

Methods To Follow Before Donating

Verify tax-exempt status. If you're not sure whether donations to a particular charity are tax-deductible (don't assume they are), confirm a group's tax-exempt status by checking with the group or by going to the IRS website or watch sites like Give.org

Give directly. If you're contacted by a professional fundraiser for a charity you want to support, hang up and give directly instead. “The fundraiser might be keeping 75 to 90 percent of the money,” says Borochoff of CharityWatch. Sometimes, he says, charities may end up paying fundraisers more than they take in, leaving the group with a loss.

Request privacy. If you don't want to be bothered by endless fundraising appeals, tell groups you support that you don't want your name and contact information sold, exchanged, or rented to other groups or for-profit companies, a common practice among some charities. You also can ask the groups not to send you further appeal letters, email, or phone solicitations. Check the charity's privacy policy before giving.

Be on guard for 'sound-alikes' (copycats). Some low-rated charities have names that resemble those of high-rated ones. For example, there's the low-rated American Breast Cancer Foundation of Columbia, Md., and the high-rated Breast Cancer Research Foundation of New York, N.Y. "In some cases, sound-alike charities are there with the intent to deceive donors into thinking they are donating to somebody else," says Weiner of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance. In other instances, groups have similar names because they're focusing on the same causes.

Source of quote: https://www.consumerreports.org/charities/best-charities-for-your-donations/

 

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