Again, non-profit organizations are not required to use the Do Not Call List. Just donate!
Yea, these guys are a charitable organization. Feature Films for Families has teamed up with the Fraternal Order to lower fundraising costs. Those mailers cost so much money it just is not worth it so the FOP has found they can raise more money through using telemarketing; either way the people who print or the people who call get paid. It's good to be careful, but calm down and think about it. This is a great cause and the FOP is getting more money than from the waste in canvassing with mailers or sending people junk mail. They are saving trees and taking care of families of fallen officers.
They called my house and woke me up. It's almost 9pm.
this number has called me day and night for months. must stop dialing my number
This number keeps calling my cell phone but I don't answer it. Who are they and how did they get my cell #?
FOP...donations for the police memorial fund
the FOP from Nebraska charity work for the police. Donate when you can..or ask them for the web address so you can donate online or even ask for them to send you a brochure!
Why then every time I answer the phone they hang up then. Something fishy going on here. I doubt they are collection on behalf of a charity
please stop calling us for donations!!!!!!! You call us day and night and we have asked you to stop! We will not donate to someone over the phone1
i just got a phone call from this number and i don't live in nebraska.
jerry hedden402 261 3820
just quit calling me iam on a no call list
just called rang 2 times hang up we dont ansur calls we dont know wish thay stop dam them
Dont give a penny to these people, save your money of better yet donate it to your local department by going in and saying, I want to give this to you. They will politly tell you your options on what fundraisers they have coming up local and you can pick one or two or whatever. Take it to the department they ou get 100 out of 100 dollars for charity. Pay these people calling you and they get 10 if they are lucky and you are paying for them to call you back on another deal too. So you get to pay for your own torment. Help us get rid of the people. We want to find them all jobs at McDonalds. \Some might not qulify but hey, we do what we can do, right? LOL
You can run but you cant hide, we are as of now, every where you are and we see these complaints within minutes of when you make a fraudulent call. I told you, we are better then all of you put together.
These people are going to wake up in a few weeks and there is going to be nothing left of their jobs, their bosses, their offices, it will all be gone and it will never come back. We are going to go head to head with you over the Constitution. We are set up just for that porpous, or you can all just shut down, but with way, it aint good for any of you.
Dont worry folks, these folk aren't cops and there jobs are coming to an end. I just cant wait to see what they say when we take their houses and cars and leave them taking the bus to unemployment. They like to fashion themselves after mafioso but in reality they are nothing more then mariposa. LOL
Tell me when it sinks in that your way of life is over. You all use Mitch Golds techniques while he took 8 years in prison. I dont justify what he did, but I think you should get double that. He at least had the good sense to flee the business when he saw the handwriting on the wall.
It always amazes me that when we go after one of these groups that no matter how bleak the future looks for this industry, they just keep right on chugging along. That was before we got here and now it is game over. We are not like the government, we know what you are doing, and how you are doing it. You might escape their hunting and pecking style of investigation, but that is not how we operate. We go right for the jugular and the reason is, we put the jugular into the design of what you are doing. LOL Its the same thing when a computer guy puts a back door to a program in a computer system. Its a trick of the trade and since all of you doing this now, have now idea where that door is. all we have to do is press a button and down you all go, its the humpty dumpty button. It was placed in the design of what you are doing so if it ever turned on us, we could shut it off.
Bet none of you thought we did that, huh. Well bad news boys, you made us mad and now we are taking our toy and leaving. You have ruined enough people lives. LOL You think you run your companies? Only for as long as we let you.
Someday soon, all you so called professional fundraisers are going to learn how to do your job legally. I cant believe you did not get shut down when they closed Civic Development Group or your other scam the Police Protective Fund.
Feel free to contact us when you have quit qorking in that industry, I am sure we can find something for all of you to do. We will train you how to be a better fundraiser. It will be a tough transition at first and it will be painful, but it is going to happen so you might as well sign up to be a teacher at Badge Fraud University where you will meet all of our members and be deprogrammed and taught to bust charity frauds like this one below. We wont charge you for your education, but we wont pay you either, all of you owe a huge debt to society.
Citizens of the United States, you have just been called by a potentially fraudulent fundraiser, Call your local police department and tell them that this scam is CURRENTLY happening to your neighbors. Call the local media, newspapers, tv stations even the pennysaver so they can warn everyone who did not read this board. The con men count on you not following through. You have to follow through this time, so you can help protect all the people they are calling that were not curious enough to google the phone number.
Give us 5 minutes of your time and a few well placed phone calls and you can stop this scam before it takes root in your community. It is the most charitable thing you can do, and it wont cost you a dime. 5 minutes of your time now will save your kids of having to deal with this again every year for the next 20 years like the Country has had to deal with already under the banner of the American Association of Police Officers from these exact same people. 5 minutes is all we ask, well that and for you to be as detailed in your tips as possible. It allows us to track all the phone numbers the types of fake groups use to scam you. Our database is around 1200 phone lines now and it will go up to around 10,000 in the near future. It allows us to find them as soon as they make the first fraudulent call and one of you searches 800notes.
The Supreme Court never said lying was protected speech, if they had have, we would have had to evaluate their fitness to be sitting on the Supreme Court.
If you just did not lie, you could do this legally and keep as much as 99% of the money, but you have chosen to lie, so you cant do this anymore.
We believe very deeply in the 14th Amendment equal application of law, such as, if you commit the same crime that a court has told another man is illegal, you are going to get the same treatment, it is a protection, but we are utilizing it on you as a weapon. How do you like the irony of that? Your very existence is offensive to the United States Constitution
Courts all across this land have said with one voice that the techniques Mitch Gold employed and you are using are illegal. They were illegal for Mitch Gold to use and they are illegal for David Keezer and Scott Pacsh to use, they were illegal for Duane Kolve to use and they are illegal for you to use.
You have chosen not to abide the laws we have all agreed to abide by, you have chosen to disrespect and circumvent the lawful orders of lawful Courts.
Since you wont listen to the Courts, we bet you will listen to us.
Watch out the Fraudulent Fundraising Tactics of Mitch Gold have returned for yet one more round of taking the money you try to give to the families of officers killed in the line of duty
American Association of Police Officers.pdf [PDF 97 kb / 25 pg]
Association for Firefighters and Paramedics.pdf [PDF 64 kb / 17 pg]
Association for Police and Sheriffs Inc.pdf [PDF 95 kb / 24 pg]
California Organization of Police and Sheriffs.pdf [PDF 106 kb / 29 pg]
California Police Youth Charities.pdf [PDF 4657 kb / 21 pg]
Coalition of Police & Sheriffs (COPS).pdf [PDF 5564 kb / 32 pg]
Homeless and Disabled Veterans Corp.pdf [PDF 79 kb / 21 pg]
Law Enforcement Apprenticeship Program Foundation.pdf [PDF 69 kb / 18 pg]
These lawsuits out of New York are the exact same techniques used in both the Police Protective Fund and the Officer Down Foundation
Caring People Enterprises Complaint
Marketing Squad Complaint
Stage Door Complaint
Suffolk Productions Complaint
Do you see American Association of Police Officers, well that is this so called Crisis Chaplain David Fair
He is involved with all of them, American Association of Police Officers, Police Protective, Junior Police Academy and Officer Down Foundation.
here is the reincarnated Crisis Chaplain Project at the officer down foundation
Here are some videos about what the inside of a telefundraising office is like, and these are the people that are calling you, you should be outraged
Here are a few caught and wanted
In other words
Do NOT give this group anything and pick up the phone and call your local police and sheriff department so they can issue a warning to your neighbors so they dont get ripped off either
No kidding, they count on you to not report them thinking its no big deal, but it is a big deal, it is a very big deal as millions of dollars a year are being taken from the families of officers killed in the line of duty.
They must be stopped, tell your neighbors and friends and co workers that this scam is happening in your community, email them the links above so they can know it is happening and defend themselves from being conned in the name of officers killed in the line of duty
The nebraskafop.org/ with calls suposedly from 402 691-6201 is a website registered to China.
Go to the website " www.whois.net ' and search and you will find that
"nebraskafop.org/" is registGred in China (see below) - looks like a scam!
Registrant Name:Buy a domain
Registrant Street1:xiao meng china channel
Registrant Street2:xiao meng china channel
Registrant City:xiao meng
Registrant Postal Code:361004
This phone number is calling to do fund raising for the Nebraska 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.nebraskafop.org, you can contact them there with any questions or requests.
The FOP is doing a lot of really great things for Nebraska police officers and the people that call are trying to help them raise money so they can do even more good.
F the lincoln police how dare they contact me after being threatened by some random chick in a parking lot after a wild night at the bars downtown i got put in detox yeah! so they can shove their charity straight up there a***s!
I have received numerous calls from this organization.I never answer the phone when I don't know who is calling.Thats why I have caller ID so I know who is on the other end of the phone.
FFFF (Feature Films for Families) employs at a decent living wage for young people in my particular area (start at 8.00 and up to 9.00 in 3 months, up to 12 in a year). My daughter works there. She can hear the people that answer the phone, but can't talk to them. She touches a touchscreen to enable pre-recorded responses to the person's responses.
Yes, there is a high percentage of each dollar raised that is spent on wages and expenses. About 70%. So .30 on the dollar is donated to the FOP. The FOP did not contract them for this. They simply picked a charity and that's where they give the "profits", so they operate as a non-profit company.
Here's my take, and yes, maybe I'm biased since I have a daughter who works there and is saving money for college. She's 18 and graduated and working there full-time. Others who work there, many in fact, are single mothers, or supporters of young families, etc.
K- back to my take on it.
UNEMPLOYMENT IS EXTREMELY HIGH in this country. Jobs here in my town are practically non-existed. MANY if not all of the young women, single mothers in particular, who work this job would not have a job. The single mothers would be on welfare, food stamps and medicaid (this company offers FULL benefits to their employees) if they did not have this job.
You don't have to donate to the company's cause. You don't have to take the call. But if they weren't employing these people, YOUR tax dollars would be buying them food, diapers, or maybe even drugs or alcohol. YOUR tax dollars would be supporting their health care, rather than them having insurance and supporting themselves.
Now, I am not crazy about their call tactics. I used to work there when they sold "family friendly" movies and quit when I realized they would sell their own mother for 12.95 plus shipping.
But at least the folks working the pre-recorded messages on the computers aren't a blight on the economy.
My nephew is a Police Officer and He says it is a scam, they never see any of the money.
Then take "NO" for an answer and stop calling when requested!
Tey have called several times and I have politely (at first) told them I am not interested in donating and requested that my number be removed from their list. They keep calling about once or twice a week.
They call my house CONSTANTLY.... I don't want to donate.
This number is used for fundraising for the Nebraska Fraternal order of Police. We are raising money to help our officers. If you have any questions, please call the number on your call id and you will be directed to our customer service department. You can also go to our website at www.nebraskafop.org.
So I got a call from this group. Totally different exp than some of you. he was very nice. I asked to be taken off the list (cuz i HATE telemarketers) and he said he would. Haven't had a call since.
Telemarketers collecting on behalf of legitimate charities KEEP 85% - 90% of all donations they generate. So if the FOP is claiming these telemarketers have raised $75,000 a year - that is only 10-15% of all donations received!
I SAY RIPOFF!
If you wish to donate to the Fraternal Order of Police - donate directly to them - NOT SOME TELEMARKETER!
You can call your local PD and get the local chapter information.
Before you donate to a telemarketer claiming to be collecting for police, fire dept etc. Read about these scams
Feds, States Target Charity Scams
Bogus telemarketers claim to help police, firefighters, veterans
Read more: http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2009/05/ftc_charity.html#ixzz0NVdJ10Qx
Massachusetts Puts Charity Telemarketers On Hold
Consumers not told fundraisers were pros
I'm really glad I found this site cause this all started FOP 691-6201. I felt I was the only person receiving these calls. I'm sorry you all had to receive them as well. Really amazes me when push come to shove how we all react to this and then finish it off by doing something. It says a lot about ourselves that we'll stand up to our rights. I never took this lightly as many calls as I receive. How I wanted the guy's # and call him up at wee hours of the morning as he did me. Even had to get CallerID but I'm glad I did, it helps a lot.
I don't say a whole for DO NOT CALL REGISTRY I believe it's a big joke. But I'm glad I stood up for my principals and I stood for what I believe is wrong. I only wish a law could be passed and stop them from doing this from all of us. To me, this is the real crime. Allowing them in where they're not wanting. Just begging for money and myself at the other saying No, I don't donate over the phone to you, anyone or anything. Pat yourself on the pat for standing up and fighting back.
I'm getting several calls per week to my cell phone from these guys. Sometimes they hang up right away. I've asked to be removed. I submitted a complaint to the FTC. Doesn't matter that they are a charity - they are still breaking the law. Call the president of the FOP to complain
His numbers: 402-393-6191 Cell 402-306-1248
CAROL/SEPTEMBER 15, 2009
I DID A FOLLOW UP ON THE PROBLEM I WAS HAVING WITH FOP (402)691-6201 AND AFTER I FOUND NO LUCK WITH FCC. THE DIRECTION I WENT NEXT TO WAS BBB AND YOU KNOW IT WAS AMAZING PEOPLE THERE REALLY LISTEN. THE LAST I HAD A CALL WAS ON SEPTEMBER 10, 2009 AND I CAN ACTUALLY SAY I HAVEN'T ONE SINCE THAT TIME DAY OR EVENING. I WILL GIVE YOU ALL MY INFORMATION CAUSE LIKE MYSELF I GOT TIRED OF THIS ANNOYING CRAP.
"email@example.com" DEPENDS IN WHICH STATE YOU LIVE IN, WILL BE CLOSER MATCHED TO YOUR STATE. WITH THE BBB HELPING YOU WITH YOUR COMPLAINT.
I ALSO HAVE THE ADDRESS: WISE GIVING ALLIANCE
4200 WILSON BOULEVARD SUITE 800
ARLINGTON, VA 22203
WHERE YOU MAY DIRECT YOUR COMPLAINT ABOUT FOP 691-6201 AND I HOPE I HAVE HELP SOMEONE WITH A LITTLE PEACE OF MIND. REALLY NICE TO HAVE MY PHOME SILENCE NOW ALL DAY AND NIGHT AS WELL. I WAS NOT GOING TO STOP UNTIL I FOUND A SOLUTION TO THIS PROBLEM. I KNOW I WILL CONTACT THE BBB AGAIN, IF EVER THIS MATTER ARISES AGAIN.
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE,
After reading the several complaints about the FOP's solicitation methods, I feel the need to add to those complaints. The are essentially the same as what I have just read. Complaining apparently has no effect. I too am called early in the a.m. and sometimes several times during the day...lately the calls have been occurring day after day after day. They are most disconcerting and annoying. How do we stop this.
Lately I have ignored the calls and deleted them from my Caller ID or sometimes just lift the receiver and put it down again. That does not solve the inconvenience of having to check the ID. There must be a way GET THIS TAKEN CARE OF.