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http://nypost.com/2015/05/19/family-spent-187m-raised-by-bogus-cancer-charities-feds/

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Four “sham charities” and their top executives siphoned $187 million from unsuspecting Americans who thought they were donating money to help fund cancer research, federal regulators said Tuesday.

But instead of helping cancer patients get hospice care, medical supplies and pain medication, the fraudsters allegedly used the donated cash to pay for trips to Disney World — and for cruises, dating sites, meals at Hooters and shopping jaunts to Victoria’s Secret.
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Re: When charities are on the take - avoid cancer charity phone banks
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2015, 02:52:12 PM »
So we need to check what our money buys before we fork it out. What else is new? ::)
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Re: When charities are on the take - avoid cancer charity phone banks
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2015, 02:57:41 PM »
It's good to be careful. I use the "block caller" function on my phone a lot.
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