$187-Million worth cancer charity scam busted by feds
It is a sad day when a man has to wake up to the news that not even the unfortunate victims of a disease that has been claiming near and dear ones with nearly no surefire cure in sight, are also targeted by scammers and con men. Indeed that was the news that the US of A woke up to, when federal agents cracked down on no less than four well-known cancer charity organizations that had accumulated a sum of $187 million by striking a soft spot in the hearts of unsuspecting donors.
1 Wolf in the Sheep Skin
Truly, it is a sad day when you wake up to the news that not even patients who are clinging on to the thread of life in hopes of another session of life session chemotherapy, are safe from the finger-smiths hiding in plain sight.
A handful of cancer charities, that went by the names of Cancer Fund of America, Cancer Support Services, the Breast Cancer Society, and the Children’s Cancer Fund of America, in a blitzkrieg move by the federal agents along with the attorney general of each of the 50 states, have been charged of paying only a negligible percentage of the donations that they had accrued cumulatively in the course of the years 2008 through 2012. All these cancer charities were fronted by members and extended family members of the same family. The charities siphoned money from unsuspecting individuals under the pretext of providing direct financial support especially to children and women across the country, stricken with cancer.