Report: #1294205

Complaint Review: Police Assistance Fund

  • Submitted: Wed, March 16, 2016
  • Updated: Fri, April 01, 2016
  • Reported By: ExposingFullForce — Las Vegas Nevada USA
  • Police Assistance Fund
    6132 W. Sahara Ave
    Las Vegas , Nevada
    USA

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Hi there, I just read your other complaints regarding the Police Protective Fund. They are now calling themselves The Police Assistance Fund here in Las Vegas and running the same scam. Here is my story I'm sending to my local media outlets and perhaps you might find this interesting as well. Same owners and everything. At 6132 W. Sahara Ave Las Vegas, NV 89146 is a telemarketing room. This room calls themselves The Police Assistance Fund, aka The Police Protective Fund. They claim in their pitch, to be collecting donations to help provide immediate relief to the families of fallen police officers. They infer that they are the police themselves and go as far as to say that they are the only charity who doesn't hire telemarketers and that every dollar goes to the charity. Everyone jokes, including Tom Starnes who is the manager, how this is a fake charity. I worked there for one day. For 1 hour and 50 minutes before an employee, Alex Cammon who also worked in the New Port Richey, Florida location until a month ago, racially and sexually humiliated me to the entire room. No action was taken since he pulls a lot of credit cards, and I was forced to quit. It is also acceptable and common for people in this room to smoke marijuana, shoot up heroin, management sells dime bags to the phone workers and Xanax was also offered for sale. I learned of all this in under 2 hours my first day, as if this was just normal business as usual. Oddessy Charter School is literally a few doors down in the same plaza as this room. Their business license (under the name Alliance Calling) has been expired over a year and in Florida, as you know, they were exposed for hiring felons to impersonate officers and collect donations. Its still going on. Alex has a record a mile long and impersonates the police. I heard him! I have filed complaints with the FCC, FTC and notified Las Vegas Metro Police of this matter. I also plan to report to the EEOC and have emailed my story to a few investigative reporters here in Las Vegas.

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#1 Author of original report

Contact your state's attorney general

AUTHOR: - ()

 They target Tennessee on purpose, and insinuate they are from your local Police department. They laugh about how stupid people in Tennessee are and easy to trick into donating. You should let them know that I'm willing to show screen caps of text and Facebook messages between myself and their management and employees that are very damning. They're disgusting animals who make millions and donate less than 1% of their take. You should also contact your local media outlets so they can expose them on your local news.

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#2 Consumer Comment

police assistant calling in TN

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

These same people are calling people in TN.

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#3 General Comment

Checks Have Been Received and Cashed

AUTHOR: PAF Board of Directors - (USA)

I understand from the bank that the checks have been delivered and as of yesterday at least on of them cashed.

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#4 Author of original report

Still no checks

AUTHOR: - ()

 Well it's well beyond your 5-6 business day since the 17th and the checks are still not here. You people collect millions of dollars by telemarketing people for donations. You act like you care about people in need. We have not been employed since early March and we still don't have our money, not to mention I was called a "beaner" and the entire room was told that another employee had sex with me 20 years ago. You act like we are responsible for not picking up the checks first... When going back would be a total humiliation. Especially since Michelena and Tom said in writing (which I still have in text and FB message) that I was not entitled to the same human rights as other women because I worked in the past as a phone sex operator. The people in your room are animals and this check business... Declined from the bank after 2 months of waiting and new checks never sent. You people are ridiculous. I will be in contact with the attorney general if you don't overnight us GOOD checks by Friday. I will not rest until all of America knows when they get a phone call from The Police Assistance Fund or The Police Protective Fund... That you are not cops... the money does NOT go directly to the families of the fallen officers and that all your rooms in Florida were raided by the police and the attorney general shut you down.

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#5 General Comment

Payroll Checks

AUTHOR: PAF Board of Directors - (USA)

Please read the other post dated May 18.  It explains that you will receive your checks in a few days.  No one's gone silent.  We had to follow up with the bank and straighten things out. 

 

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#6 General Comment

Final Paycheck

AUTHOR: PAF Board of Directors - (USA)

That bank has been notified to re-issue you checks and mail them directly to you.  You should receive them in 5-6 business days from yesterday.  You will be receiving a letter tomorrow explaining that the checks are on the way.  We apologize for the delay in you receiving your final compensation.

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#7 Author of original report

Your paychecks were not honored... No response now?

AUTHOR: - ()

 Suddenly you go quiet after your paychecks were not honored?

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#8 Author of original report

Checks declined

AUTHOR: - ()

We did in fact receive the checks over the weekend, and when we attempted to deposit the checks they were declined and our account has been charged fees because of it. Of course we didn't pick them up, how could we go back after suffering such a huge humiliation? We expected them to be mailed, as we told Tom to mail them. I can provide text messages between us where we told him to mail the checks because we didn't want to be around Alex. This was 2 months ago now... And the checks we received were denied by your financial institution. If you don't send us GOOD checks, I'll be contacting the attorney general and the EEOC. I think considering the fact that I was racially and sexually humiliated, the least you can do is send us valid checks for the time we worked. You owe Ben $304.70 and myself $34.09. Both checks were declined!!!

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#9 General Comment

Paychecks

AUTHOR: PAF Board of Directors - (USA)

Paychecks are issued on Fridays.  You and your husband did not pick up your checks on the Friday after you resigned.  Your paychecks were mailed to the address that was on file on May 9.  You should have received them last week.  Please respond here and acknowledge whether you've been paid or not.  If you've moved and didn't get the checks, contact Tom and provide him with your current address or go by and pick them up.

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#10 General Comment

Response to Complaint

AUTHOR: PAF Board of Directors - (USA)

We will look into your complaint that you were not paid for work performed and report back.

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#11 Author of original report

Where are our paychecks?

AUTHOR: - ()

 That's nice that you chose to fire Alex... But I would still like to know why PAF has refused to pay my husband who also quit the same day as me, and refused to pay me for my 2 hours??? You think you can get away with that? By law you have to pay us, you cant withhold our checks!

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#12 General Comment

Response to Complaint

AUTHOR: PAF Board of Directors - (USA)

On May 10, 2016 two members of the Police Assistance Fund Board (PAF) Board of Directors made an unannounced visit to the call center located in Las Vegas.  They spoke at length to the Office Manager who was aware of the complaint made on this website.  The Office Manager explained that the anonymous complainant alleged that another worker made inappropriate comments that she found offensive and insisted that he be fired immediately.  The Office Manager advised the complaining employee that an investigated had to be conducted first.  The employee then resigned after working less than two hours.  Upon completion of an investigation which required interviwing all the other employees working at the site, the Office Manager concluded the offending employee behaved inappropriately and he was fired.  The Board of Directors has concluded that this matter was handled properly.

During the visit there was absolutely no evidence of any illegal behavior including drug use or sales.  All calls are recorded for quality assurance and some are randomly monitered to ensure compliance, including employees not representing themselves as police officers.

The Police Assistance Fund raises money to support the families of police officers killed in the line of duty and to provide training to law enforcement agencies on how to handle the the aftermath of an officer death, including funeral planning.  Funds raised are only spent in the state where the donation came from.  As recently as March, 2016 the PAF made a $1000 donation to the family of an Indiana officer killed in the line of duty within days of his death.

The Board of Directors of of the Police Assistance Fund are committed to providing support to the families of fallen officers.  We require that employees who solicit funds for these purposes are qualified and professional.  Anything less is not consistent with the ethics of law enforcement profession or acceptable to the PAF Board of Directors.

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