The Cancer Fund of America was accused of building a network of “sham charities” designed to enrich officers at the expense of sick women and children.
The family behind Cancer Fund of America built a network of “sham charities” that were designed to enrich their officers at the expense of sick women and children, a complaint filed by the Federal Trade Commission alleges.
The IRS doesn’t have the manpower to go after charities that flout the law, and it could do more to help state regulators target crooked operators, according to a federal watchdog report.
Before you give: Find out exactly who’s calling. Ask if the caller is a paid telemarketer. Get the exact name and location of the charity he or she represents. Beware of charities that mimic the names of well-established groups and of claims that you’ve given before to a charity you’ve never heard of. Find out