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They just called today and no one answered. Few years ago they called on day I'd just gotten laid off from my job. I told them I could not give anything and mentioned I had just become laid off and he said "oh, maybe you should just shoot yourself then". I could not believe it. Unfortunatley he hung right up after saying that because at that I wanted to tell hime "why don't you do that instead of bothering people for money".
Ida
 Jul 22nd, 2011
Told them "no" to request for donation. They just keep calling! What do I have to do to get them to STOP CALLING!?
Linda
 Jan 04th, 2011
this is a "for profit" company called Corporations for Character. http://www.corporationsforcharacter.org/new/aboutus.htm
CT FOP got in trouble back in 1997. Less than 30% goes to CT FOP and any money given via these calls is "NOT Tax deductible".

Why does the CT FOP make misleading statements on website: "We no longer use professional solicitors to make these calls, and 100% of every donation goes directly to the CT FOP" yet this Utah firm claims to have been hired by the "CT FOP".
www.ctstatefop.org/download/FundRaisingInfo.doc

Note that the CT FOP didnt make any scholarship donations in either 2009 or 2010. Merely paid for officers to go to a Vegas Convention. RIP OFF
Do Not Call
 Oct 02nd, 2010
I told the caller that I was not interested, the guy kept talking so I hung up, then FOP called again , this time I was talking to his supervisor , who informed me that I was rude , and he went on to tell me that I needed to watch my step and that I had an attitude . He told me that I needed to be respectful or i was looking at some problems. I hung up on him and did not answer a third,fourth, or fifth time.
kejaaa
 Sep 24th, 2010
This phone number is calling to try to SCAM money for the CT Fraternal Order of Police. I have NOT called the number, nor will I. It directs you to a customer service department that can answer questions using potentially manipulative techniques, help you waste your donation on fundraising fees, or anything else related to the FOP getting a small fraction of your donation, 12% to 27% Some fundraiser's pocket as much as 73% to 90% and up. Also, there
anti snow
 Aug 25th, 2010
Call blocking will not work if there are many lines all "pointing" to a single number. It's called a "Circut call". You can try to block, but if it's a circut, no go. Been there, done that with "Donor Services" at a 310 exchange. Best bet is to call your phone company and have them put in a nuisance call request. It carries more clout than the individual.
Carl
 Jul 28th, 2010
folks - use your call blocking feature so you don't receive calls from these numbers!
josie
 Jun 25th, 2010
THIS IS NOT ABOUT THE GROUP ON THIS PAGE< BUT IT IS ABOUT ANOTHER POLICE GROUP>

THIS IS OUR PUBLIC EDUCATION CAMPAIGN ABOUT POLICE FIRE VETERAN"S AND CHILDREN'S CHARITIES. It can happen anywhere and when it does we would love to hear from you.

As for the group on this page, it would be a good idea to let your fundraiser know we are out here and now you know that we are looking at them too. I would not let them misrepresent because the first time they do and we catch them, it's all over with but the crying.

Officer Down Foundation,

This is a message from Rev. James revjames@pfcl.org of the Holy Land Spiritual Church Inc. in Maryland and its integrated auxiliary Police Fire Crimeline (The Badge Fraud Tip Reporting Hotline) www.badgefraud.org

I am only going to tell you this one time. Don't you dare come out here on to this or any other board and try to say you are trying to help fallen police officers. You are not trying to help anyone but yourselves. You think I am going to let you talk to these people who are trying to protect themselves from you in that condescending manner. Let me see if I can explain this to your two week on the job backside. Officer Down Foundation's program is to teach Crisis Chaplaincy to Chaplains, it is not to provide benefits to the families of officers killed, they only pitch that because their real program would not get them one single donation, and every time you say they are providing benefits to families of officers killed it is a lie and a misrepresentation and is potentially criminally actionable against you personally as well as your bosses David Fair, Paul Kutac, Phil Leconte and David Deriks.

I will bet you did not know that those are the same group of guys that run the Police Protective Fund and American Association of Police Officers and the Junior Police Academy. These men are so honest and hard working that even after several states sued the pants off of them they had to go out and start another identical fake charity. Remember "Operation False Charity"? Yeah, wow, they were part of it, and now look at who has come to defend them and their new carbon copy of the Multi State proven fraud the Police Protective Fund and by extension The Crisis Chaplin Project.

You, a person that I already know has maybe 2 weeks experience on the phone. I am going to offer you some sage advice from one of your elders in what is left of that industry. GET A NEW JOB! This one is about to disappear.

Now, you have called into 6 of my 50 states and misrepresented yourselves, Maryland, Virginia, Indiana, Illinois, Tennessee and North Carolina and that is a problem for your organization because that is where my organization is located and our mission is to protect charitable dollars specifically raised in the name of Officers Killed in the Line of Duty. Now let me tell you what my organization does. We search out and report fraudulent Police Fire Veteran's and Children's Charities and their professional fundraisers. We protect the money of the people who protect us.

If anyone reading this wants to help with a donation for us to keep going after these scams, feel free to email me and lets talk. revjames@pfcl.org And unlike David Fair attempting to claim 501 c3 status before it is granted, Churches, like the Holy Land Spiritual Church in the United States are granted automatic 501 c3 status so you know you can deduct your donation from your taxes when the law allows.

We also recruit former professional police fundraisers as volunteers to help us go after groups like yours and you would be welcome to join us as well. And we always want to hear any tips on fraudulent activity in public safety charities so we can report them too. The days of diverting money from non profits and charities that really give their money to the families of officers killed in the line of duty, are OVER!

What a coincidence that would be huh? A church and a Minster going after a Chaplain, I would say God called one of us and the other has a big problem not just on earth, but after life too.

Do you know how much easier our job would be if your Officer Down Foundation did not exist?

I am not the kind of minister you are probably familiar with that gets up on Sunday morning to preach about Fire and Brimstone. I am the kind of minister that BRINGS Fire and Brimstone to your doorstep.

See the problem for your organization is that because of your fraudulent activity, you are making us expend our donor’s money to investigate you because you see, that is what OUR donors (Holy Land Spiritual Church) gave their money too and they knew full well that they were giving their money for us to go after groups like yours.

That would be the exact opposite of your group where the donor’s think they are giving to the families of officers killed in the line of duty but what you dont tell them is that the money they donate is really going to David Fair's personal mission of this "Crisis Chaplain" concept.

Well if you did not know we existed before I am not surprised, they never tell you phone jockey's anything, but you are about to know we exist now.

It is our duty and responsibility to protect our donor’s money and the only way for us to do that in the case of the Officer Down Foundation is for them to shut down voluntarily or we must sue the pants off of your group until you are ended. Oh and that is not all you have to look forward too, in North Carolina where you are calling, what you are doing is considered to be a class H felony.

GET A NEW JOB! THE FREE RIDE IS OVER! WE ARE COMING TO SHUT YOU DOWN!

Sincerely,

Rev. James
Holy Land Spiritual Church
Police Fire Crimeline
Badge Fraud Detective Investigations Inc.
5409 Deale Churchton Road #202
Churchton, MD 20733
revjames@pfcl.org
www.badgefraud.org or www.pfcl.org
Tip Line 877-FRAUD97 (tips only)
http://policefirecrimeline.crimestoppersweb.com/ (submit online tips)
202-470-3209 (Church Office)

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When any of you sin and commit a trespass against the Lord by deceiving a neighbor in a matter of a deposit or a pledge, or by robbery, or if you have defrauded a neighbor,

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or have found something lost and lied about it—if you swear falsely regarding any of the various things that one may do and sin thereby—

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Rev James
 Jun 19th, 2010
They make you believe they are local and that you've given before. They go so far as to say they have people in the area who will come immediately to pick up your donation.
Carol Lee
 Jun 17th, 2010
GOOD NEWS and BAD NEWS. Blocking 203-713-2666 is the good news. Bad news is that the CT FOP uses a block of numbers, i.e. the same 203-713, but several line numbers. In addition to 2666, my Caller ID has shown: 2670, 2673, 2676 and 2679. While I have AT&T, it only allows me to block up to six numbers. Since I already use it to block three other callers...... well, back to square one.
A possible solution however might be to try this method using the # button on your phone. When your Caller ID shows CT FOP 203-713 26xx, answer it and immediately start hitting your # button 8 or 9 times then hang up. I'm told that this is suppose to confuse the auto-dialer machine, and it kicks your number out of their system.
Of course the best thing to do is not answer the phone when CT FOP 203-713 26xx calls. May the memory of "Old Ma Bell" be in your thoughts throughout the day.
Runner
 Jun 02nd, 2010
I close my summer place at the end of October but do leave one phone plugged in (no ans machine). This group called 3/18, 3/26, 4/7, 4/21, 4/30, 5/11, & 5/28. Guess they don't get the idea that no one is home. Caller ID - CT FOP. Can't wait for their next call so I can tell them where to jump and how high they need to go. Several numbers were used as well - 203-713-2666, 2670, 2673, 2676, 2679.
cf ct
 May 28th, 2010
It is NOT the Connecticut State Fraternal Order of Police. It's a rip-off fund raising group collecting money for the Connecticut State Fraternal Order of Police. They keep 95% and pass on 5% to the Connecticut State Fraternal Order of Police. I don't recall who investigated this, but the comment from the Connecticut State Fraternal Order of Police was "5% is better than nothing." Great attitude! Save your money! Block the number!
Gene
 May 12th, 2010
The police make PLENTY of money. Why are calling my house begging? They make enormous salaries and collect large retirement pensions off the people of each city that pays taxes. I can only DREAM of the money that they make. Now they are asking for donations? Get real. They can donate a portion of their large salaries to the scholarships. In my hometown, regular police officers make $60,000 + a year plus benefits! They can take care of their own families for college. Nobody is offering to pay for me or my family to go to college on a scholarship just their own "police" families. Do't get me wrong, I have much respect for the police. However, I do not agree with what they are doing by calling private citizens and asking to donate to something we don't even benefit from. We already pay plenty through out-of-control taxes to pay their hefty police salaries and benefits.


The Fraternal Order of Police is the nation's largest law enforcement organization, with over 300,000 members and over 2,100 lodges throughout the United States. Founded in 1915, the F.O.P. represents professional, full time officers from all agencies of law enforcement. Active membership in the Fraternal Order of Police is open to all full time law enforcement officers and retired officers, regardless of rank. Municipal, county, state and federal government officers are eligible for membership
The F.O.P. is law enforcement officers striving to improve their profession by improving working conditions, wages and benefits and by monitoring legislation affecting law enforcement on the local, state and national levels.



To be eligible for a scholarship award, the recipient must be:
A son, daughter, stepson, stepdaughter, grandson or granddaughter of a member of The Connecticut State Fraternal Order of Police who is in good standing for at least six (6) months prior to application.
Planning enrollment in a diploma, certificate or degree program at an accredited college, university or community college as a full time student.
Must complete and mail the application via certified mail between June 1st and July 1st. NOTE: Awards are limited to one per year per member.
no way
 Apr 07th, 2010
Before you give any money to the fraternal order of police, check out this charity. The call is from PAID fundraisers. I asked them how much money they actually gave the charity and found out it was less than 30 cents on the dollar. The fund raisers took 75 cents for themselves. If you want to give to them, find out how to bypass these crooks and give directly to the police.

If you talk to the fund raisers, ask them point blank, "How much to you give to the charity and how much do you take to make these annoying phone call." If they don't give you a good answer, hang up.
Trisha True
 Apr 06th, 2010
This phone number is calling to do fund raising for the Connecticut State Fraternal Order of Police. I have called the number. It directs you to a customer service department that can answer questions, help you donate, or anything else related to the FOP. Also, there’s information on www.ctstatefop.com, you can contact them there with any questions or requests.
The FOP is doing a lot of really great things for Connecticut police officers and the people that call are trying to help them raise money so they can do even more good.
snow
 Mar 31st, 2010
repeated hang ups, no message leftwas told 3 years ago to remove my number from thier calling list
Mike
 Mar 29th, 2010
Asked for money. I said no, then hung up.
jr
 Mar 24th, 2010
The call just came in at 10:35am. Asking for money for thr CT Fraternal Order of the Police, "as little as 10 dollars gets you a sticker for your car". UGH, I hung up, I am also on do not call, but if your listed anyone can call.
Anita
 Mar 24th, 2010
I'm on the do not call list and still got called, are they looking for money
Emil
 Mar 23rd, 2010
I am on the do not call list and do not want to be called for money!
Laurie
 Mar 20th, 2010
DONT CALL....
SONIA
 Mar 20th, 2010
Just because you are on the "no-call list" doesn't mean you still can't get calls. Charities and debt collectors are exempt. In this case, the FOP are considered a charity.
chris
 Mar 19th, 2010
Even if it is the Fraternal Order of Police, I'm on the do not call list. I'm still going to ignore their call and do whatever I can to let everyone know I don't appreciate them calling me to ask for money.
mmm
 Mar 19th, 2010
I prefer not to be called. I am on the "No call List". I have NO money.
Debby
 Mar 18th, 2010
very quickly to get off of the phone
Rachel
 Mar 18th, 2010

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