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NJ Fraternal Order of Police and telephone fundraising...Is this a scam?

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tea ali

Brooklyn, NY

#1 Feb 22, 2008
I've received three telephone fundraising solicitations in the last few weeks. In todays call, I was asked "what credit card would I be using today?" I refused to give them any payment info. Does anyone know if these calls are really from the NJ Fraternal Order of Police?
Larry C

Garland, TX

#2 Feb 23, 2008
Do a Google search on Fraternal Order of Police. Some may be a scam, others not, but it seems these are most likely collectors being paid for the service they are providing and guess where the pay comes from - your donation. Give locally if you want but I'd suggest not giving on the phone, and never by credit card.
tea ali

Brooklyn, NY

#3 Feb 23, 2008
I just find it strange that you hear so many police reports telling you not to give out personal info to telemarketers, but they call you asking for personal info anyway?!I'll do the Google search. Thanks for the info.
monger

West New York, NJ

#4 Jun 30, 2008
It is always a scam. I knew somebody who did this. I laugh and slam them! If they get your credis card #, God help you. With all our high tech counter scam technology you'd think these guys would go away. Not yet at least.
monger

West New York, NJ

#5 Jun 30, 2008
Or if you want to be a sucker....

http://www.state.nj.us/oag/ca/press/suefu.htm
itsme

Langhorne, PA

#6 Oct 16, 2008
I got the same type of call... They sent me a packet in the mail whem I went to the site it was a search page. I noticed it was a .com site and all the police sites I found ended in either .org or .gov.... so I'm thinking I'm just going to trash it.
HappyCat

Trenton, NJ

#7 Oct 26, 2008
They call me on a regular basis, and I hang up on a regular basis.
Pat

Elizabeth, NJ

#8 Dec 19, 2008
I received a call the other night, and made a pledge. They really pushed for the credit card number, but I refused to give it to them. I got the package today, and looked up all the info, and was disgusted by what I found: Check out this article

http://www.njbiz.com/article.asp...

In case it disappears, the basic premise is:
The state Fraternal Order of Police says it provides death benefits and other services for more than 14,000 New Jersey police officers. But an NJBIZ investigation in December (Where Your Pledge Money Really Goes) revealed that $82,934—or less than 2 percent—was actually paid out for the "good and welfare" of the officers. Instead, the organization's federal tax return shows that $3.7 million—or 87.2 percent of the public donations—was spent on fundraising expenses, including fees to an Edison-based consulting company, Civic Development Group LLC, that has a long history of disputes with federal and state regulators.

Starting tomorrow, the PBA says it is kicking off "a media blitz" to alert New Jersey residents about the state Fraternal Order of Police. The PBA is also concerned about reports of "high pressure phone calls and questionable tactics with elderly people in nursing homes," according to a statement released by the organization.

This article is dated 8/19/08
diane

AOL

#9 Dec 20, 2008
tea ali wrote:
I've received three telephone fundraising solicitations in the last few weeks. In todays call, I was asked "what credit card would I be using today?" I refused to give them any payment info. Does anyone know if these calls are really from the NJ Fraternal Order of Police?
DO NOT DONATE TO THEM , THEY USE A TELEMARKETING COMPANY, NOT OFFICERS AND THEY WILL HARASS YOU NON STOP...It may be too late already, if they have your #...contact president of FOP his email is [email protected] and his name is Chuck cantebury...president of the association
diane

AOL

#10 Dec 20, 2008
Pat wrote:
I received a call the other night, and made a pledge. They really pushed for the credit card number, but I refused to give it to them. I got the package today, and looked up all the info, and was disgusted by what I found: Check out this article
http://www.njbiz.com/article.asp...
In case it disappears, the basic premise is:
The state Fraternal Order of Police says it provides death benefits and other services for more than 14,000 New Jersey police officers. But an NJBIZ investigation in December (Where Your Pledge Money Really Goes) revealed that $82,934—or less than 2 percent—was actually paid out for the "good and welfare" of the officers. Instead, the organization's federal tax return shows that $3.7 million—or 87.2 percent of the public donations—was spent on fundraising expenses, including fees to an Edison-based consulting company, Civic Development Group LLC, that has a long history of disputes with federal and state regulators.
Starting tomorrow, the PBA says it is kicking off "a media blitz" to alert New Jersey residents about the state Fraternal Order of Police. The PBA is also concerned about reports of "high pressure phone calls and questionable tactics with elderly people in nursing homes," according to a statement released by the organization.
This article is dated 8/19/08
DO NOT DONATE, They use telemarketers, not law enforcement to collect..they have been harassing us for over a year...and we have asked to be removed from the call list...I have just written the president of the association asking for his help..We must have 50 calls on our id, from them. Once you donate, like we did a year ago they will never let up....told them to remove us and they never do..may have to pay to change my #..thats how bad its getting.
presidents name is Chuck Cantebury..his email is [email protected]
Eddy

Brooklyn, NY

#11 Jan 3, 2009
CDG Civic Development Group is their primary soliciting Telemarketer. Edward Brannigan President of the NJFOP evidently entered into a contract with CDG whereby the FOP receives 17% and CDG 83%.
Google CDG Civic Development Group fraud and see what you get
KSLR

Brentwood, TN

#12 Jan 6, 2009
They keep calling... with an Out of Area Number. What charity would want to block their phone number. I'm not buying it. I donated 25 dollars to a legitimate charity for policemen and now they've passed my number to all the phony organizations.
tea ali

East Orange, NJ

#13 Jan 7, 2009
I didn't bother to donate any money and I have been screening my calls. I remember they wanted a donation of $100. I told them that I wasn't working so they talked me down to $15, which I explained I couldn't promise. I never paid...I didn't like the solicitors tone when he expressed his appreciation for my "generous $15.00 donation". Lol. They send their packets and I don't even bother to open them anymore. And after reading, I don't feel so guilty.
Vic

AOL

#14 Feb 2, 2009
I get calls from these people at my business nonstop. They took my cell phone number off my main phone voicemail and call my cell as well. They want anywhere from $250 to $1000 for an ad in what I'm sure is some bogus ad book. I just hangup on them now or don't answer when I see restricted or unavailable on the caller id.
sammy

AOL

#15 Mar 10, 2009
tea ali wrote:
I've received three telephone fundraising solicitations in the last few weeks. In todays call, I was asked "what credit card would I be using today?" I refused to give them any payment info. Does anyone know if these calls are really from the NJ Fraternal Order of Police?
well i use to work for the nj fraternal police,after seeing how the system works,about 5 percent of the money goes to the charity,rest goes to the seller who made the sale,its totally a scam,they lie and say they are police officers,and say whatever you want to hear to get that money..be careful most of the people who call,are ex cons...and on drugs..
Pat

New York, NY

#16 Mar 12, 2009
I was surprised at first when I received a call from these guys - claiming to be working for the Order of Police Department. They had my Phone no, Address as well and I thought maybe it's a genuine call. I pledged them $15 and they started pushing me for $2 more.

I also got a feeling that they were desperate to get my Credit Card no / Debit Card no! Luckily I did not give it to them.

Now that I got more details from this site, I am sure I don't want to pay them!

Lucky I spent some time searching the net :-)
Carlos

Clementon, NJ

#17 Mar 19, 2009
They call me once a day and send letters every 2 days, all for $20.00. No more! Show's up as unknown caller on my caller ID. I don't even know if they are legit and if someone get's pushy with me, they can shove it! They get pushy with my 83 year old mother and that is unacceptable. Screw them!
jvt

Rhinebeck, NY

#19 May 13, 2009
These people call me almost weekly. When I ask to whom I am calling they are usually evasive or mumble something unreconizable. The voice sounds the same every time--a rough, uncouth, rude person obviously somewhat of a moron. When I said today that I didn't think they were a real charity, the man replied "Do you have proof of this or are you making an acquisition (sic) based on rumor?"
Phil M

Somerville, MA

#20 May 16, 2009
Here's the scoop on the solicitors that called my house in Amherst, MA.

I wrote to the Amherst Police, and they responded with this.

"Thank you for your email. NO, the Amherst Police Department is not involved with this charity, and does not benefit from this charity. We have never solicited monies for our department. While this organization is a "legitimate" charity, essentially none of the money it raises go to any police organization. It is all pocketed
for "administrative costs." Keep your hard earned money. Thank you,

-----Original Message-----
Hi,

The Fraternal Order of Police keeps calling our house in search of donations. Can you tell me if the town of Amherst's Police Department benefits from this charity? I've been hearing a lot about
Fraternal Order of Police telephone-collection scams.

Thanks.
Katie

Arlington, MA

#21 Jun 24, 2009
I live in MA and got the calls the number in "unavailable" and when i told them i will donate thru Family Cops they say they will lower the donation amount.
tea ali wrote:
I've received three telephone fundraising solicitations in the last few weeks. In todays call, I was asked "what credit card would I be using today?" I refused to give them any payment info. Does anyone know if these calls are really from the NJ Fraternal Order of Police?

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