Breast Cancer Support Foundation Good Cause Bad Scam

Breast Cancer Support FoundationGood Cause, Bad Scam

By: - Non Profit Organizations - October 21, 2011
breast cancer support foundation good cause bad scam

If you have been receiving calls recently from an organization called the Breast Cancer Support Foundation, do not send them money. After doing some research, it was found that this organization has nothing to do with actual cancer research and they simply take your money. Though you may think you are donating to a good cause, the money you give will never make it to its intended location. If you are getting calls from the Breast Cancer Support Foundation there are two things you should do. The first is to report the call to the Federal Trade Commission (http://www.ftc.gov) , the second is to find a legitimate organization to donate your money to.

One way you can donate money to fighting breast cancer is to shop at breast cancer stores. You still need to be careful, but if you find a legitimate store, the proceeds of your purchase will be used in the fight against breast cancer. Not only will you be donating to a good cause, you will be getting merchandise for your money. Another way you can help these stores is by donating your second hand goods to them. They will be able to sell these items to others for proceeds as well. Don’t forget to always research any store you are donating to in order to make sure they are legitimate.

If you are looking for some of the legitimate organizations to donate to, some of them include The American Cancer Society, National Breast Cancer Foundation, Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Breast Cancer Research Foundation. If you are doing this online, one of the best things to do is look for websites that end in .org instead of .com. The .orgs are almost always safe, the .coms could be a bit sneaky. Some of these organizations will use some of your donation, but not your entire donation. Usually it is quite a small percentage, for example 10% to help treat cancer. The rest goes to other things.

The statistics of breast cancer get better each year because of donations made to legitimate organizations. Just because there are crooks out there, doesn’t mean there are not good people as well. By donating to legitimate organizations you will be helping research and finding a cure for a cancer that affect millions of men and women in the world. By reporting the bad, you will be eliminating scams for others.

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