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    Illinois Association of Retired Firefighters

    Anyone here familiar with this organization? They've been calling me regularly recently, so I looked them up.

    They're supposed to be donating their net earnings to a charitable cause, which I'm assuming is the benefit of retired firefighters, but according to their tax filings, they're never had net earnings, because all of their past contributions have been spent on "professional fundraising fees," - see link below.

    https://projects.propublica.org/nonp...ions/371210332

    Is this a sham charity, or am I mistaken?

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    Not familiar, and never given, but many, many similar law enforcement ones, "Hi, this is the Illinois Sheriff's blah blah blah calling, now, you're not under arrest, but I'm sure you are against drugs, how we you like to sponsor a youth camp this summer..." Most are scams. I never give.

    https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/article...d-firefighters

    https://www.charitywatch.org/home

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minnesoter View Post
    Anyone here familiar with this organization? They've been calling me regularly recently, so I looked them up.

    They're supposed to be donating their net earnings to a charitable cause, which I'm assuming is the benefit of retired firefighters, but according to their tax filings, they're never had net earnings, because all of their past contributions have been spent on "professional fundraising fees," - see link below.

    https://projects.propublica.org/nonp...ions/371210332

    Is this a sham charity, or am I mistaken?
    They called me and I said "I'm a retired firefighter and you've never given me s***" before I could go on, they hung up and never called back. That was a few years ago.

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