Received a call this morning from a lady named vanessa wanting a donation. when I explained that I've been battling cancer for the last 18 months undergone 7 operations and my bills are at half a million dollars, she became irate say I needed to put thing in perspective that I was old and these were young children. she then hung up on me sheeesh
Omg. Complete scam. They asked for someone named "Christopher". And when I said it's the wrong number they said they'd like us to help children with cancer. I remember that lady calling us the exact same way a month ago for Breast Cancer. I asked how much of the money actually goes to the chidren cancer program she had the guts to say 15%! 85% goes to the maintenance of the program. Wow. Are you kidding me? You want me to pay you 85 bucks so you can send children cancer 15 when I can send them 100 myself? Seriously? I can't believe people do that. Shameless. How could they use children with cancer like that. I'm so pissed off. This can't be legal.
scammer - Purposefully calls with unlisted number , real charities don't do this.
I received a call from them today. I talked to a woman with a name of Jessica scamming for money. When I said I would donate she apparently transferred the call to authorizations who then wanted my credit or debit card info. I informed them if they would be unable to mail the info then I would be unable to give info over the phone. They stated that these children with cancer need help now. My daughter who is six was diagnosed with cancer at age 3. When I mentioned that she had Leukemia and has spent the last 2 1/2 years undergoing cancer treatment they said "Oh, bless you, you must understand how desperate these kids are". Baloney, there are so many legit. companies that will never ask you to give right now, we have been helped by many!!!! Do not give money to this alleged company! It is a scam. I know from experience with a child whom is a survivor of cancer. They wouldn't have been so heartless in asking for my money knowing very well that I have lived that life.
Claims to be soliciting donations for something to do with children's cancer. May not be a "scam" outright, in that PART of what you donate MIGHT go to what they say, but why take a chance? Give your money directly to a charity you trust instead of letting a telemarketer take a cut.