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I do not answer any number that I do not recognize. Then, I put this number in the search area of my computer. It will bring up the number,and I can investigate what it is all about. If it is an important call, they will leave a message for me to get back with them. This way, the problem is solved for me.
Wanda Nafziger
 Mar 18th, 2011
2 phone calls one week. First call i said I was going to wait for info to be mailed and they wanted my debit card number over the phone when i said i will donate when i get info in mail they hung up on me. Please, Please PLEASE DO NOT EVER GIVE YOUR CC OR DC INFO OVER THE PHONE. HAVE THEM SEND YOU INFO IN MAIL AND THEN VERIFY IT IS REAL. ANY ORGANIZATION THAT IS REAL SHOULD COME UP WITH THEIR OFFICIAL ORGANIZATION NAME ON YOUR CALLER ID, NOT ABBREVIATION OR TOLL FREE.
Laura
 Feb 24th, 2011
This is not really the Breast Cancer Society - it is a telemarketing firm that is FOR PROFIT - who uses harassment, intimidation, and profiteering on the name of the charity to generate millions of dollars for its organization - of which a fraction goes to help people. I recently contact the Breast Cancer Society - and their response is alarming to me. Their comments support that this is a conspiracy with the support of the charity. States have filed claims. Raise a fuss yourself. This is an outrage - see the email chain below:

From: xxxxxx
Sent: Tuesday, February 08, 2011 2:55 PM
To: Taylor@BreastCancerSociety.org
Subject: RE: Breast Cancer Society Phone Calls

Now I am enraged by your statement – “100 percent of the money donated comes straight to The Breast Cancer Society”. I am 100% certain that this is ultimately 100% false. I am 100% certain that the telemarketers, operations centers, executives of ACS, and related overhead are not donated for free. I know for a fact that ACS must receive millions of dollars annually from its efforts “on behalf of” The Breast Cancer Society in order to sustain the profitability reported. It is only logical – and statements like yours – or claims that their efforts are on behalf of a charity – only make me want to understand in more depth the conspiracy and fraud of the profiteers involved. ACS does not work on behalf of any charity – ACS works solely for the profit of its shareholders, executives, and employees. And while I can sympathize regarding the amount of effort it takes to obtain funding/donations - I cannot tolerate actions like these that your group is promoting. While you apologize for the actions known of ACS – you also attempt to validate that their unscrupulous behavior is warranted as it generates some income to the charity – this begs to question the true principles of your charter. Supporting a group like ACS as a valid means for collecting donations – is the same as supporting a burglar who breaks into homes and you say their crime is warranted because they pay your charity 25 cents for every dollar they steal. ACS has been charged and found guilty of committing crimes – crimes committed while “stealing a dollar to give you a quarter”. They have injunctions, civil penalties, and thousands of complaints nationwide. You are a knowing conspirator. I don’t know how you sleep at night when you have a “gang” like ACS committing crimes for your donations.

Sincerely,
xxxxx

From: Taylor Eaton [mailto:taylor@breastcancersociety.org]
Sent: Tuesday, February 08, 2011 1:08 PM
To: xxxx
Subject: RE: Breast Cancer Society Phone Calls

We do understand the negative aspects of using this company to help bring in funds to The Breast Cancer Society, but we must also take into consideration the amount of phone calls and donations that are made a day and almost all donations we receive come from the donors the call centers have accumulated. Yes, there are some disrespectful callers and we do completely discourage all behavior like that, I do apologize for any offensive behavior from them and I have removed your number from the calling list. Also we recommend to donors who do call and have concerns regarding the actual amount of their donation our organization receives to visit the website and make a donation from there because 100 percent of the money donated comes straight to The Breast Cancer Society and you can also print out a receipt from there. Once again I do apologize for any inconvenience we have caused you and we do appreciate all donations you have made to us in the past. Thank you, and have a wonderful day.

From: xxxxxx
Sent: Tuesday, February 08, 2011 11:43 AM
To: Taylor@BreastCancerSociety.org
Cc: xxxxxxx
Subject: RE: Breast Cancer Society Phone Calls

My number is xxx-xxx-xxxx and is on the Do Not Call List. I do not understand how your organization could employ or contract with an organization like this. I have generously donated to The Breast Cancer Society in the past and our recreational football and basketball leagues (that I am a head coach and director, respectively) have participated in supporting events. Your actions have jeopardized this continued support. How can I trust in your sensible use of funds – when you are engaged with groups like ACS?

This call was not from one of your call centers – it was from a telemarketing company (ACS) that your organization contracts or employs. They are not a charity – they are a FOR PROFIT organization that is using your name to grow its profits in a very unacceptable manner. I must question why your organization would pay a telemarketing firm of this nature. The majority of money they collect (through intimidation and harassment) is going towards their compensation – and not to the people in need. You are promoting and supporting their indecent behavior – and I would consider their premise and statements to be fraudulent. In fact, numerous states and courts have ruled in support of this claim – and have documented that only 10-30% (at most) of the revenues they collect are paid to the charity. I urge you to consider the damage to your name and impropriety of contracting an organization like this to represent you – you are ultimately hurting the people you are chartered to help. I urge you to stop using groups like ACS or to take actions to ensure proper, appropriate, and sensible representation of your charity.


Sincerely,
xxxxxx
From: Taylor Eaton [mailto:taylor@breastcancersociety.org]
Sent: Tuesday, February 08, 2011 12:17 PM
To: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Breast Cancer Society Phone Calls

I am very sorry for the impolite phone calls you have been receiving from our call centers, we will promptly remove you from their calling list. Please send me the phone number which you have been receiving these calls from and I will take care of the situation, thank you.

Taylor Eaton
Receptionist

The Breast Cancer Society
Phone: 480-284-4014
Fax: 480-718-7428
www.breastcancersociety.org

taylor@breastcancersociety.org
stevem
 Feb 08th, 2011
Calls occassionally. Never leaves a message. I called the number back, and a recording answers, "You have reached the Breast Cancer Society..."
Bill
 Feb 02nd, 2011
Just calls, no messages left.
jeffery
 Jan 27th, 2011
So is "AC" an incomplete shorthand for Associated Community Services?
Resident47
 Jan 13th, 2011
Thank you david (below @2010-08-31 19:38:20 UTC). Called the number for AC 248-352-2600) and asked for customer service. The man I talked to was extremely polite about putting my number on their do-not-call...so, hope it works.
Katie
 Jan 13th, 2011
The woman caller first said she was with "AC." When I said "huh?" because AC sounded like an air-conditioning company, the caller said she was with Breast Cancer Society. When I began to complain that we get calls all the time from that number but the caller hangs up...she hung up. Really fed up with these low-lifes!
Katie
 Jan 13th, 2011
Called at 8 AM and hung up
Kat
 Dec 16th, 2010
Day after day this number calls and hangs up. SCAM
anon
 Dec 15th, 2010
They've called back repeatedly over the past few weeks, despite our protestations that we don't take solicitation calls, saying that they're some breast cancer organization. Interesting, since I recently got a report from my last mammogram saying they found an anomaly. If this group is targeting scared women to get money - whether or not it's actually for breast cancer research - then they are lower than dirt.
Elizabeth
 Nov 30th, 2010
Called this number back Recorded message for Breast Cancer 11/26/2010
PRS
 Nov 26th, 2010
The word you want is "exempt", X. The rest I won't dispute.

All: The DNC registry is for telemarketers, meaning sales. Charities, debt collectors, political speech, and surveyors are all exempt as they are not included in the FTC definition of "telemarketing". This was made known to you when you registered your numbers.

However, much of the charity phone bank work is farmed out to so-called "commercial fundraisers" such as Associated Community Services, Dial America, and InfoCision. Commercial fundraisers don't quite get the same blanket exemption. Here is the holy writ of FTC: "... if a third-party telemarketer is calling on behalf of a charity, a consumer may ask not to receive any more calls from, or on behalf of, that specific charity. If a third-party telemarketer calls again on behalf of that charity, the telemarketer may be subject to a fine of up to $16,000."
Resident47
 Nov 26th, 2010
A few points:

1. Charities, politicians etc. are excempt from the do not call list

2. This webstie is not the federeal government. Do not ask this website to "do" anything about a call you got

3. Any phone number or caller ID can be FAKED. Even if this phone number appears to from a scam breast charity, it could actually be from a bill collector.

4. Most people don't want to talk to a bill collector or a scam charity, so DON"T ANSWER THE PHONE.
Mr. X
 Nov 26th, 2010
No legitimate charity raises funds by harassing potential donors with unsolicited telemarketing calls. Please don’t waste your money by contributing to this fraud.
pwr
 Nov 12th, 2010
I have had three calls from them. Nobody on the line. I seem to be in a cluster of calls. It started with a Breast Cancer call - 866-825-2610, then Allstate Lending (rude person) 323-318-1050, mkt info - 619-237-1454, and now these all in a few days with no other calls in a long while. Seems I made the mistake of answering my phone...
TomS
 Nov 10th, 2010
The Breast Cancer Society was subpoenad around June 2010 by the Attorney General of the State of New York as part of for an investigation into for-profit charities. James T. Reynolds is the CEO accordinng to their website. Give him a call at 480-284-4014 everytime The Breast Cancer Society calls looking for a donation, or they call and hang up when you answer, and let him know how you feel about it..
david
 Nov 10th, 2010
check their website: www.breastcancersociety.org.

To get in touch with their staff:
James T. Retnolds 2nd, CEO james@breastcancersoiety.org
Kristina Hixson DuPois, Fundaising Specialist, kristina@breastcancersociety.org

The Breast Cancer Society, Inc.
6859 E. Rembrandt ave., Ste. 128
Mesa, AZ 85212

Phone
480-284-4014

Fax
480-659-9807

They use Associated Community Services in Michigan to do their dirty work, er phone soliciting.
david
 Nov 09th, 2010
Damn, I got this call at 10:17 pm last night. Loser wanted to see if i would donate money to The Breast Cancer Society. Ok, 1st of all, I aint gunna donate to no dumbass who call late at night. And, 2nd, im sure as hell he better not think im a stupidass by saying that imma pick up the damn phone later today because when i cussed his ass out, he said he just realized that it was late at night and that he would call me again when it better. Im like, no shit its night and he laughed and said, "Thank you for donating." and hung up. Hell, no, this time, im briging up my whistle!!
Becoming You
 Oct 25th, 2010
i answered the call. a woman asked me to donate money to the breats cancer society. I do enought to help them by consiming yogurt an whatever i dont need people harrasing me with phone calls to donate even more of my money. Hell, i do enough on my own thank you very much!!
Temptation
 Oct 24th, 2010
Said AC Cancer Foundation looking for donation they called at 8:31am, too early. Have received many calls from this company.
cm
 Oct 22nd, 2010
Not a reputable charity. This is not the American Breast Cancer Society or the the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Society. Do not donate.
lowmn4
 Oct 09th, 2010
This is a fraudulent solicitation from a telemarketer that is soliciting funds for a bogus charity that is not IRS registered.. it is headquartered on a Caribbean island. They use an unscrupulous telemarketer that gets paid a piece of the donations and poses as charities to circumvent do not call rules... they will also pose as bogus fund for state police. I have reported them several times to US Government to no avail; No surprise there.. the Govt in Washington turns a blind eye toward the telemarketing companies as they provide jobs... how sad.. we live in such an uncivilized nation.
Robert
 Oct 08th, 2010
Did not answer. Glad I found the number here. I do not donate to these telemarketers. Looking at some posts, I believe they are trolling facebook for your likes. In the past week I added breast cancer and autism and imagine...I have been called by both.
F.S.
 Oct 05th, 2010
Who would be so cruel to use Breast Cancer for anything, but good?
Phil
 Oct 01st, 2010
And you know what state is it? Take a GUESS!
Jobless
 Sep 24th, 2010
It the Unemployment Office people who control me try NOT to get me a JOB that I WANT.
Jobless
 Sep 24th, 2010
It the Medical Insurance Unemployment Office trying to check me.
Jobless
 Sep 24th, 2010
It the Unemployment Office trying to check me if I am working.
jobless
 Sep 24th, 2010
It Career Source Center trying to check me.
jobless
 Sep 24th, 2010
DO NOT CALL list isnt inclusive ... charities, political, and non-profit can call you. only real stopper is that they cannot use a robo caller ... that is a federal offense. they can be fined.
nogard0
 Sep 20th, 2010
We are on the no call list!! How many Cancer calls are there? Too many organizations!
Cheryl
 Sep 15th, 2010
People...... please read my post of aug 31, 2010

Call "Associated Community Services" directly and demand to be put on their Do Not Call list for ALL the charities they solicit for. I did and they are not at all happy when you do.

Also, file a BBB complaint against "Associated Community Services" of MI. I did this also and it has worked for me in the past for other Telemarketers. The added benefit is that it will (negatively) affect the BBB rating for Associated Community Services. Serves them right, they deserve it.
david
 Sep 11th, 2010
I get this alot but I have a new phone that I can block "unavailable" calls. But the phone will ring once...
ALWAYS when a "fundraiser" calls...ask them how much of the money you give actually goes to the charity. Most times the rep won't know and will get a supervisor on the line. AND practically always it is an 85/15 split...85% to them. THEN tell them to remove you from the call list. Always interesting to get them to own up to it.
BB
 Sep 10th, 2010
Got the call at 9:21 AM today. I did not answer the call and they left no message. I just became a "LIKE" member of a Cancer Society Group on Facebook. Low and behold I start getting calls from telemarketers! I had the same problem when I "LIKED" some dog groups on Facebook. They called some people and asked if they had a small dog and hung up. That was from "P3eople Respnz" telemarketers. They finally stopped when someone researched them and posted the guys number in the complainers websites and they started getting threats from people they were bothering. Register the callers on all the sites you can find so the callers that don't answer can see who is calling and complain to the BBB and the FTC. I had two other complaints turned down by the FCC because the were not illegal. Some of these telemarketers are skirting the system by working for a charity but are not the charity. As far as I can tell that is still illegal because they are skimming off the top.
TX complainer
 Sep 10th, 2010
David, here's the info on the FTC site:

"If you are a for-profit telemarketer, you are NOT an Exempt Organization, even if you call consumers on behalf of an Exempt Organization, such as a non-profit. See, e.g., National Federation of The Blind v. FTC, 420 F.3d 331 (4th Cir. 2005)."

https://www.donotcall.gov/faq/faqbusiness.aspx
Anon
 Sep 05th, 2010
David, they are indeed covered by the DoNotCall law, because for-profit fund raisers are not exempted as a charity. The info is on the web - check it out.

That doesn't mean that the government will take swift action, but I wanted to correct the misinformation about what the law does or does not cover.
Anon
 Sep 05th, 2010
This phone number is calling to try to SCAM money for a Cancer Charity. The Fundraiser is “Associated Community Service” A professional fundraiser caught up in the US Navy Veterans Association 100 million dollar fundraising fraud scandal. Has been sued by many states for using unfair and deceptive trade practices, violations of the do not call list and much more. Or they are “Corporations for Character” acting as the professional fundraiser for the Fraternal Order Of Police nationwide. They suck 85% and 73% respectively out of your local communities at the same time they tell you, the prospective donor that 100% of your donations go the local charity. It is a potentially criminal misrepresentation.
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 and high administrative expenses, or anything else related to the Breast Cancer Charity getting a small fraction of your donation, 12% to 27%. The BBB has said this charity gives LESS then 1% of your donation is put to the charitable cause. Some fundraiser's pocket as much as 73% to 99%. Also, there’s information on www.badgefraud.org on the massive numbers of warnings put out by Charities that do not use so called professional fundraisers and Real Police and Sheriff and Fire Departments as well as Veteran Medical and Children’s Charity warnings. But you can contact the folks there with any questions or requests or comments.
anti snow
 Sep 03rd, 2010
The caller reeled off a scripted message about donating for breast-cancer prevention. She was polite enough until it was clear that I would not pledge over the phone. Then her tone went abrupt and annoyed, as if I had been the one wasting *her* time.
Douglas LeBlanc
 Sep 02nd, 2010
response to Anon 2010-09-02:

Good to file a complaint with donotcall.gov but THIS WILL NOT STOP THE CALLS FROM "A C S"!!! The dnc complaints are not acted upon, only cataloged!! Since "A C S" is catagorized as a "charity", they are NOT bound by the dnc list. The lawsuits against the company are all in violation of individual state dnc lists or telemarketing laws.

The best shot is to call them directly and demand you are put on their internal dnc list AND PLEASE file a BBB complaint against "A C S". They will request a response to your idividual complaint from the company. You can do this on line and it's quick.
david
 Sep 02nd, 2010
Just received one of these calls. Thanks to all for helping to identify the caller. I am going to file my donotcall.gov complaint now.
Anon.
 Sep 02nd, 2010
Finally someone else comprehends ... The skirting of FTC regs by for-profit call centers, presenting falsely as a non-profit or surveyor call source, is an unholy loophole exploited by corporate chairs who live very well off the guilt and fear of call recipients. See discussions of InfoCision and Monitronics affiliates (numbers 901-881-9984 and 401-401-0125 respectively) to see how far these shams have gone.

The "Autism Spectrum" bunch is a poster child for the excesses of this self-serving and counterproductive industry of coin bucket shakers. Don't take my word, see the documentation for yourselves.
Resident47
 Aug 31st, 2010
This number belongs to a "for-profit" solicitor/ telemarketer/ fundraiser named "Associated Community Services" or "A C S" working on behalf of 3rd party "charities".

You may also be getting the same hang-up or solicitation calls from other unknown numbers or "charities" but they may be coming from Associated Community Services. Some of the ACS "charities" include:

Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation, Inc.
Breast Cancer Society, Inc., The
Cancer Fund of America, Inc.
Children With Hairloss, Inc.
Children's Cancer Fund Of America, Inc.
Children's Charitable Foundation
Crusade For Child Safety, Inc.
Detectives Benevolent Association
Disabled Veterans Services, Inc.
Firefighters Assistance Fund, Inc.
FireFighters Charitable Foundation
Firefighters Support Services, Inc.
Foundation For American Veterans, Inc.
Law Enforcement Alliance of America, Inc.
Law Enforcement Education Program
National Children's Leukemia Foundation
Operation Lookout National Center for Missing Youth
Washington Chapter Of The United States Navy Veterans Association
Youth Development Fund (Tennessee)

Some fun facts about Associated Community Services:

1. Per the State of Washington Secretary of State, only about 42% of collected donations go to the 3rd party "charity". I've read that in several cases they keep 80% of donations. In the case of Cancer Fund of America, the BBB indicates that the "charity" donated less than 3/10ths of 1% of cash contributions. These are FOR PROFIT "charities".

2. ACS was sued by the State of Missouri and awarded $100,000+.

3. Google "Associated Community Services lawsuit" and see all of the other lawsuits and complaints ACS is involved in.

4. The State of Connecticut filed suit against ACS in 2009

5. The State of Oregon filed suit against ACS in 2010.

6. The State of Iowa filed suit against ACS in 2010.


Contact Associated Community Services at 248-352-2600 and ask for their customer service department and demand they put your number on their Do Not Call list.

File a Better Business Bureau complaint against Associated Community Services. They are listed with the BBB as "A C S" in Southfield MI. Don't forget the spaces between the letters when you search!

Contact the "charity" and demand your number be added to their Do Not Call list (good luck)

File a BBB complaint about the individual "charity" ACS is calling on behalf of.

Contact your State Attorney General and file an FTC complaint
david
 Aug 31st, 2010
they do have their caller ID listed now as Breast Cancer S. They did not leave a message so I don't know what they wanted.
Answer to Fred
 Aug 27th, 2010
Can they stop bothering people?
Angry woman
 Aug 23rd, 2010
LISTEN FOLKS.....i KNOW IT IS RUDE TO USE ALL CAPS.....BUT THIS IS WORTH SHOUTING.....JUST BECAUSE YOU CALL BACK THE SUPPOSED # THAT SHOWS UP ON YOUR CALLER ID, THAT IS NOT...REPEAT....NOT WHO IS CALLING....CALLER ID IS SOOOOO EASILY MANIPULATED, THEY COULD COME THROUGH ON YOUR ID WITH THE PHONE # 1-407-DISNEY(actual phone # for walt disney world, by the way), AND YOUR CALLER ID WILL SAY "MICKEY MOUSE".....lol......AND SURE ENOUGH, YOU CALL 1-407-DISNEY, AND YOU GET WALT DISNEY WORLD...but that aint who made the original call to your house. IT IS PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES, A DEBT COLLECTION AGENCY. pure and simple. the ultimate revenge, TURN THEM INTO THE REAL BREAST CANCER FOLKS.
Jerry
 Aug 23rd, 2010
Said she was calling from the Breast Cancer Society. Never heard of them and I would not give to anyone soliciting by phone, even the most worthy causes.
Chuck
 Aug 21st, 2010
Showed up with the number and "TOLL FREE CALL"

I gave the poor woman a hard time. She called, asking for my wife. I said, "she's not in at the moment, can I ask who is calling?"

She: that's OK, I'll just call her back.

me: OK, and can I ask who is calling?

She: uuhh... Stacy.

me: from whom?

(silence)

me: from WHOM??

(silence)

me: hello? who are you calling from???

she: uuhh... (pause) ...the breast cancer society.

So I'm not sure why they're not more eager to give their name out or why I had to ask THREE TIMES who she was calling on behalf of. Seems fishy to me, almost like she wasn't supposed to say. Weird.
Z
 Aug 20th, 2010
The phone number says "Unavailable", which means they are disquising their identity for some reason. For me that is just one more reason to never give money to anyone who calls me on the phone and I do not know from the guy on the street corner!
SF
 Aug 14th, 2010
I justed called the Breast Cancer Society @ Ph: 480-284-4014, and confirmed that Associated Community Services with the #866-825-2610 are the people/company calling. She confirmed Associated Community Services is contracted to raise money for the Breast Cancer Society. She ask what my # was and apologized and said she would have it taken off the list to be called.

I am all for raising money for cancer treatment, but this is the wrong way to do it and not list your company on the caller id.
fred
 Aug 13th, 2010
Called again this AM, the has to be the fifth time they've called in the past two weeks. The last 2 times I've answered no one was there. This time I spoke to someone with a less than commanding knowledge of the english language and poor pronounciation skills. They asked if was okay to send me something, I didn't really listen to what it was. I said no because you have been crank calling me for two weeks and now that I know who you are, I can file a complaint; which is what I'm doing next.
Joe
 Aug 13th, 2010
the person was very rude when she was told we already gave and ignored my request to not call back.
lizzie
 Jul 19th, 2010
No message left. Thank goodness for Caller ID. I never ever pick up calls that say "unavailable".
Marys Friend
 Jul 15th, 2010
Didn't answer - no message left
Scott
 Jul 02nd, 2010
no one there when I answered
k
 Jun 30th, 2010
I have researched stuff like this for over 4 years. On this page, is the name James Reynolds who says he represents this Breast cancer society. This I believe to be true as I have research that. Ac services is a telemarketer/fundraiser hired by Reynolds to do their "work". Problem is, AC keeps the lions share of the money and Reynolds pays himself a large salary for doing basically nothing--sooooo it's really not a good idea to "pay" them. Some info. on the company that calls you:

Associated Community Services
29777 Telegraph Rd Suite 30
Southfield, MI 48034
248-352-2600 phone
248-351-2930 fax
Robert Burland owner
20295 Thornwood Ct.
Southfield, MI 48076
248-357-4168 I believe this is the direct office line for Bob
623-977-4334 I believe this is Bobs' home phone number. He would probably like to hear from you all.

They are registered in my state as Professional Telemarketers not a charity. Telemarketers are not supposed to call numbers on the "DO NOT CALL LIST". I really don't care about the loop hole they think they are in--It will get sealed up soon.
fred
 Jun 30th, 2010
I do not answer these type of calls. If they cannot let us know what company they are then too bad.
joy
 Jun 25th, 2010
Left no message, thus I did not call back. Normmally, I never answer calls with unknown numbers and/or unknown caller IDs.
m503t907
 Jun 20th, 2010
To other commenters -- The Do Not Call law specifically exempts three types of calls: Calls by charities, political calls, and calls from companies with whom you have previously established a business relationship. So if this really is the Breast Cancer Society, and there really is such a charity, them calling you is perfectly legal.

Also, every time you enter a contest run by some company, you are entering into a business relationship with that company, so then they can call you. Which is why they run the contests.
Fegirst
 Jun 18th, 2010
Expecting a call, I picked up before looking at caller ID. Woman asked if I would send a donation for people who had cancer and didn't have insurance. She asked for my address so she could send me an envelope so that I could return it with my donation. I told her I gave to the Cancer Society already. She hung up.
julie
 Jun 16th, 2010
called at 8:34 a.m. left no message.
kevin
 Jun 11th, 2010
stated they were with the breast cancer society
Sandra Inman
 May 19th, 2010
I received a call from this number tonight at 8:45pm. By law, telemarketers are not to call your home after 8pm. Period!
Jeff
 May 17th, 2010
If you are on the do not call list and think this call is fraudulent, report it to the FCC (http://esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htm). The fcc will investigate and you might even get a statement as to it's validity. I reported a call one time and it turned out to be from my phone company. A representative called and asked why I reported them. I explained that I did not like getting calls that were UNAVAILABLE and NO INFORMATION, and UNKNOWN NUMBER. I even got a call once that caller ID showed as DISCONNECTED. I told the phone company that I did not want any calls from them advertising anything. I was happy with my phone service and not to call me unless it was important, like missed payment, disconnection pending etc. I said I did not want any advertising from them what-so-ever, even if it was included with my bill. I don't get calls from them anymore. At least when the FCC contacts them it get's their attention and if they are fraudulent, it get's them shut down!
Steve
 May 13th, 2010
I spite of registering with "Do Not Call"-annoying, ireelevant, time-consuming "nuisance" calls continue NON-STOP.
ISAAC FALCONER
 May 05th, 2010
Caller hung up before leaving a message.
mla
 Apr 28th, 2010
I am following up because located and sent an email to the Breast Cancer Society to find out what this was really about. I don't answer Call-ID blocked or anonymous calls, and these people weren't leaving messages. This is their response to my email:

Thank you for contacting us. The phone number listed in your email is for Associated Community Services – a telemarketing company contracted with The Breast Cancer Society to help execute a tele-fundraising campaign.

I apologize if the phone calls have been an inconvenience. If you would like your phone number removed from the call list, please provide the number, with area code, and I will see that the number is removed from our call list immediately.







Kindest regards,



James T. Reynolds, II



James T. Reynolds, II

Executive Director



Ph: 480-284-4014

Fax: 480-659-9807



Web: http://www.BreastCancerSociety.org



- Efficio sanctimonia est habeo gaudium
Raejean
 Apr 27th, 2010
They've called repeatedly in the last several days and never leave a message.
Raejean
 Apr 25th, 2010
Calls but never leaves a message
Fred
 Apr 25th, 2010
have had several calls. I never answer.
Pat
 Apr 23rd, 2010
I got a call from this number at 845pm tonight claiming to be the breast cancer society, when i told her that i had the baby in the bath and to call back tomorrow at a reasonable hour the woman on the other end then called me a BI*** and hung up.
nici
 Apr 20th, 2010
If it is the "Breast Cancer Society", there was recently on our local TV news (New York) that an investigation had been launched and it was fraudulent, not a registered non-profit charity. Ignore this one.
Chuck
 Apr 16th, 2010
We are on the Federal Do Not Call List and I am STILL getting calls from the "Breast Cancer Society". Although I totally believe in the work that the American Cancer Society does and the Breast Cancer Society, I will not donate or agree to anything that is solicited over the phone. I donate via pledging for the Susan G. Koman Race For the Cure, 3-Day walk, etc. This way I know the money is going straight to the Society and not getting whittled down by 3rd party "solicitation expenses".
Pat
 Apr 14th, 2010
A lady of the name of Jennifer called. She called me by my first name. She wanted to talk to "the lady of the house". Despite my best efforts she did not disclose her identity. She said that her name is Jennifer and that is her identity. Then she disconnected the line. Overall very unprofessional, deceptive and rude.
nirmal
 Apr 14th, 2010
This number has been on my caller ID several times in the last few days. It is listed as TOLL FREE but when I tried to return the call, I found that it wasn't toll free. It is a big bother to me. I am on the "No Call" list. Is there anything I can do?
Lee
 Apr 04th, 2010
I'm all for saving the ta-tas, but not through this scam outfit!
DCS
 Mar 31st, 2010
I do not want solicitation of contribution, if it is true, over the phone. It is a scam to get money
v angel
 Mar 25th, 2010
go to a payphone and call this number 1 866 825 2610 . it will cost them almost a dollar.
get even
rinse repeat
etaoin shrdlu
 Mar 15th, 2010
When I returned the call off caller id they answered "Breat Cancer Society"
sn
 Mar 13th, 2010
@Amy : Yes, men do sometimes get breast cancer, though it is far less common than it is among women. I once heard former US Senator Ed Brooke (R-MA), the first black senator since Reconstruction, talk about being cure of it on the radio.

That said,
1. Never give to a charity over the phone. The lion's share of the money goes to the telemarketers.
2. Never give to a charity you never heard of.
3. Never give to a charity that employs telemarketers. It is an unethical practice, so the charity probably has other ethical problems.
4. The fact that they asked for your husband is reason to be suspicious, because breast cancer is far more common among women.
They might have been pretexters. There's a lot of that going around these days.
Michael
 Mar 11th, 2010
We Received Calls But Left No Messages
Kal
 Feb 24th, 2010
Showed up on caller ID as unavailable. I called the number back and got a recording stating that I had reached the Breast Cancer Society.
Debi
 Feb 24th, 2010
Never done business with these folks, and now I won't.
NOT PROVIDED equates to NOT ANSWERED.
David Schoepf
 Feb 17th, 2010
I answered phone and a woman asked to speak to my husband. She called him by his first name, so I asked who was calling. She replied something about Breast Cancer. I expressed my surprise, since I am a woman ( you know, the one with breasts) but she had asked to speak with Joe. She said well, even men get breast cancer. Sounded fraudulent to me..........
Amy
 Feb 16th, 2010

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