Complaint Review: The Guset List/MassMarketingProgram/People Helping People/American Cancer Aid Foundation - Garden City New York
- The Guset List/MassMarketingProgram/People Helping People/American Cancer Aid Foundation PMB 685, 734 Franklin Ave., Garden City, NY 11530/1225 Franklin Ave Ste. 325, Garden City, NY 11530 Garden City, New York United States of America
- Phone: 516-512-8978
- Category: Non-Profit Charities
Guest List/MassMarketingProgram/People Helping People/American Cancer Aid Foundation False advertising, unethical ripoff business practices, took the money, cashed the checks, and ran. non-profit ripoff scam to disabled Garden City New York
I wanted to treat my disabled daughter to a nice vacation so I began to look for ways to budget my trip. I went to eBay. I had always had success with eBay sellers so I bid on an ad that said "Free Round Trip Airline Tickets" and won!!!
Then, I thought that it would be nice if I could get more tickets and take other family members too. So, I bid on another ad and won again.
In my search to put together a cheap vacation package, I found another website offering "free airline tickets" only this time all I had to do was make a $20 donation to "People Helping People" to help "American Cancer Aid Foundation" in its effort to fight cancer.
To my surprise all of these tickets were coming through the same Arizona Rep, the same distribution center, the same executive director and cancer foundation,and the same organization with the idea of "people helping people".
At first, I received two airline vouchers for my free airline tickets with my two cancer letters showing how much help was needed and that their goal was to find a cure.
The only thing that I needed to do more was register them with a $20 payment for each voucher. I did that. I never heard from them again except to receive the cancelled checks for the payments that I'd sent to them.
The third voucher came only after a fight with the company because I thought that they were all the same company since the addresses from these different companies and organizations were all the same. At first, I was told otherwise and after much persistence was told that I was right.
This one came with a Reservation Request Form only. I was told to chose from the listed destinations where I wanted to go. I did that and mailed it in. Again, NO RESPONSE!
What bugged me the most is that they used such a horribly serious disease that pretty much eats people alive from the inside out to steal from people. That's BAD!
Cancer is very painful and usually leads to death if not caught early enough. I lost my brother and my grandpa (in-law) to this disease.
It's no laughing matter. Yet, it was used to put one over on people and separate people from their hard earned money.
I find this to be very distressing. It wasn't just one person with this behavior but the whole group of each one that stood back, knew what was going on, and supported it. WOW!!!!
I reported all of this to BBB in their area. They simply did not respond to BBB and the case was closed. There you have it. THE END
Lemer National City, California
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