Multimedia Professional
Jan 18

Charity Scam: Real Deal or Fraud Squad

One charity scam in Brooklyn, NY blinded everyone to their crimes until recently. For years, the fake National Children’s Leukemia Foundation ran a multi-million dollar scam before authorities finally shut them down in December 2015. According to the office of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, the fake charity got away with:

  • Convincing donors to give a total of $9.7 million.
  • Lying about having medical experts who could provide services to terminally ill children.
  • Running a bone marrow registry and cancer research center. Neither existed.
  • Preparing and submitting incomplete and falsified financial reports.
  • Pretending to have a functioning board of directors made up of people who had no connection to the organization.
  • Granting wishes to terminally ill children through its “Make A Dream” program, which “did little more in several years than donate one laptop computer to one child and send another child to Disney World.”

Finish reading this article on the Asurea Scam Report.

About the Author:
Angela J. Bass is a multimedia journalist from Oakland, California.


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