• Report: #302477

Complaint Review: Helping Hands Of Hope

  • Submitted: Tue, January 22, 2008
  • Updated: Mon, November 17, 2008

  • Reported By:Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Helping Hands Of Hope
2132 N. Thomas Rd. Phoenix, Arizona U.S.A.

Helping Hands Of Hope - Jacquelyn Ann Purdy They send unordered, greatly overpriced products. Months later they harress you to pay exhorbitant fees via money transfers or credit card. Phoenix, Mesa. Tucson, Gleendale Arizona

*UPDATE Employee: your a professor?? and you fell for that?

*UPDATE Employee: I worked for Helping Hands Of Hope

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Some of these companies that claim to assist the needy and unfortunate appear to be
"scams" - pure and simple. Helping Hands of Hope, along with some of the other organizations have a modus operendi that is quite similar.

They will call, and ask for the person by first name only, and when asked who is calling,
they respond with only a given name, followed - witthout a pause with something like,
" this is Mark from the handicapped organization. Remember, I spoke to you about six
months ago, and you said we could call you after a given date so that you can place another order with us for our trash bags, long-lasting light bulbs or other products, and then we will take you off of our calling list, because you have certainly helped us out for a few years"

True, I have helped some of these organizations, only to discover that they never cease
calling, even after I have informed them that I have been on both the state and national
Donot call registry for quite sometime - with E-mail confirmation. Their response is usually:" We don't see you on this list. If you were, we would have it, and not call, for fear of being fined. Whoever told you that you were on some national list was just fooling you".

The calls continue, and they usually instruct you to make a Western Union moneytransfer, even giving you the 800 number. They may end the conversation by letting you know that you can expect a call from them in fifteen minutes so that you can
give them the Money Transfer Control Number, so that an individual can receive the
funds at the nearest Western Union station.

The designated resipient is always an individul, and not an organizatio.

This activity seems to be concentrated in the state of Arizona - especially in the cities of
Phoenix, Mesa and Tucson. The main recipients are: Jacquelyn Ann Purdy, Mark A. Stankey, Suzanne B. Logan and Richard D. DeLeo.

When they call, they are usually requesting sums of $100.00 - $400.50 for the products.
There is always a caveat, that if the funds are not forwarded (usually within the hour),
the account will go into collections, wirh a fee of $200.00.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 01/22/2008 07:17 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Helping-Hands-Of-Hope/Phoenix-Arizona-85014/Helping-Hands-Of-Hope-Jacquelyn-Ann-Purdy-They-send-unordered-greatly-overpriced-produc-302477. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 UPDATE Employee

your a professor?? and you fell for that?

AUTHOR: Bolts55 - (U.S.A.)

this guy ....he claims to be a professor but buys 400.00 light bulbs and wires money to strangers....this guys deserved to have his wallet a few bills lighter ! thanks to people like him i will being making BIG money for years to come !!
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#2 UPDATE Employee

I worked for Helping Hands Of Hope

AUTHOR: Jp - (U.S.A.)

I worked with Robyn Mahan, the owner of Helping Hands Of Hope and the owner of American Blind Products. I was an independent distributor for her and her company. This company is nothing more than a well disguised scam. Anyone interested in additional information can email me (((ROR redacted)))


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