Friday, July 20, 2018

Now the news pays attention to scams using veterans?

From the Sacramento Bee
The charity’s promotions used urgent language, such as, “22 VETERANS WILL DIE EACH DAY UNLESS WE DO SOMETHING.” The number refers to Department of Veterans Affairs studies that estimate 20 to 22 veterans take their own lives every day.
“While donors dug deep into their pockets in response to pleas for assistance, Help the Vets paid its president, Neil G. Paulson, Sr. hundreds of thousands of dollars and spent more than 88 percent of every dollar donated from 2014 through 2016 ... paying for-profit fundraisers,” the injunction reads.
It looks like this has finally made national news but we're wondering why they have not bothered before the FTC decided that veterans deserved better than being used for someone else to make money off their suffering?

Here is what a Google search looks like now.

Florida-based veterans charity banned from soliciting in Minnesota Press-22 hours ago
The charity would say donations would go toward disabled and wounded veterans' medical care and solicited more than $370,000 in ...

Two veterans charities sued for misleading Washington donors

KOMO News-22 hours ago
The state is suing two charities alleging they scammed donors, who were trying to help veterans, out of as much as $5 million in a two-year ...

Virginia AG Herring going after 'phony' veteran charities

WAVY-TV-18 hours ago
RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) -- Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced he is taking action against charities he says conned Virginians ...

Attorney Gen. Madigan takes action against fake veteran charities

FOX Illinois-22 hours ago
CHICAGO, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — Attorney General Lisa Madigan is cracking down on fake charities claiming to help veterans. Madigan is joining ...

BBB charity arm lists safe veteran's charities, warns of misleading ... 19, 2018
Below are the charity reports on the six veteranscharities referenced by the FTC and state officials. These charities did not disclose any of the ...

Virginia lawmaker files suit claiming two veteran charities are deceptive 19, 2018
RICHMOND, Va. – Mark Herring, Virginia's Attorney General, announced Thursday morning that his office is suing two veterans charities that ...

AG Mark Herring Takes Action Against Deceptive Veterans Charities ...
Blue Virginia (press release) (blog)-Jul 19, 2018

Washington joins campaign to stop phony veteran's charities

KPUG 1170-5 hours ago
Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed two lawsuits against veteran charitiesThursday, including the Spanaway-based Fallen Hero Bracelets ...

Tulsa Man Faces 20 Felony Counts in Alleged Veterans Charity Fraud

Public Radio Tulsa-Jul 19, 2018
A Tulsa man accused of running a fake veteran's charity is in jail. Jeff McDougal, 43, faces 18 felony counts of obtaining property by false ...

And that was just the first page of results.

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