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douglas9 Donating Member (762 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-10 07:26 AM
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Foundation for American Veterans, Inc.(Telephone Scammer 866-842-1465)
Edited on Sat Dec-04-10 07:46 AM by douglas9
http://www.fav.org / (866-842-1465)

http://www.military-money-matters.com/foundation-for-am...
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Attorney General warns of scam charities
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Foundation for American Veterans
West Bloomfield, Michigan
$4,128,831 total money
8.67 percent actually went to cause
Purpose: Promoting social and recreational
welfare for current and past U.S. Armed Forces
members, dependents, widows, widowers and others.

http://portlandobserver.com/?tag=better-business-bureau

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mediaman007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-10 07:57 AM
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1. I always use Charity Navigator when phone calls come.
http://www.charitynavigator.org /

I know a lot of people block phone calls, but there are some reputable organizations. Charity Navigator gives you a chance to sort them out. If they are not listed in Charity Navigator, I tell the solicitor to call me back when they are listed.
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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-10 08:14 AM
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2. We got repeated calls from a so-called "police charity" all summer and fall...
somteimes several calls per week. They sent letters as well. I have no idea if they are a legitimate charity, but I refuse to donate to them because they are too obnoxious actually harrassing - they hung up when I answered the phone, preferring to talk to my wife, who may be a softer touch...we repeatedly told them to stop calling, and eventually they did.

mark
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bluedave Donating Member (206 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-10 08:20 AM
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3. just
screen your calls with a machine like I do
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douglas9 Donating Member (762 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-10 08:48 AM
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4. Foundation for American Veterans (Charity Hierarchy)
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douglas9 Donating Member (762 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-10 05:33 AM
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5. Oregons 20 Worst Charities (2010)
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douglas9 Donating Member (762 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-21-10 05:28 PM
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6. Koster announces "worst" charities soliciting in Missouri
Charitable consumers should do their homework before making holiday donations to groups that spend excessively on telemarketing and administrative fees, Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster warned today.

"Missourians are by nature very generous," Koster said in a prepared statement. "And although most charities do wonderful work, some actually do very little to help those they claim to support."

Consumers can find out if a charity uses at least 65 percent of its donations for charitable programs by clicking on the Check-a-Charity link on the attorney general's web site, ago.mo.gov.

In his statement, Koster also said consumers should never commit to donating during a telemarketing call. Consumers should insist the charity mail them written information, and they shouldn't give out personal information to telemarketers.

Also today, Koster's office released a list of what it called "Missouri's 15 Worst Charities."

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1. Missouri Chapter of the United States Navy Veterans Association: This Washington-based charity claims to provide assistance to disabled and needy war veterans and service members. Total expenditures: $5,892,646; amount used for charitable cause: 1 percent.
9. The Veteran's Fund: Based in Chesapeake, Va., it says it develops and supports programs that undergird veterans' mental, physical and emotional recovery. Total expenditures: $1,466,500; amount used for charitable cause: 8.44 percent.
10.Foundation for American Veterans, Inc.: Based in West Bloomfield, Mich., it aims to promote social and recreational welfare for veterans and service members, their dependents and others. Total expenditures: $5,141,472; amount used for charitable cause: 8.98 percent

http://www.stltoday.com/business/columns/savvy-consumer...
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