The bottom line is, there are no scams or no scam artists worse than those that prey on the most vulnerable. Years ago, I came across a group that was ripping off unsuspecting citizens in a most obscene way….by masquerading as a charity dedicated to helping victims of breast cancer. As usual, the State of Florida has done very little to protect citizens from con artists and those that are preying on citizens. Despite overwhelming evidence of gross violations of state law and specifically Florida’s Charitable Solicitations Act, neither the attorney general nor the agriculture had done anything to take action. This is simply inexcusable. Citizens and consumers not just in Florida, but across the country are being scammed out of hundreds of millions of dollars, and state regulators are doing nothing.
Weidner Sues Breast Cancer Research And Support Fund
I did something. Simple research led me to find a state law that provided real opportunity for relief. When you examine the provisions of the law, nearly every “charity” (scam) featured in the Tampa Bay Times feature, America’s Worst Charities are engaged in blatant violations of Florida’s Charitable Solicitations Act.
It is simply inexcusable that they are allowed to continue getting away with this….and I’m not going to stop. I encourage others to do the same. Most importantly, we all need to get together to support a candidate for Florida Attorney General that will represent the interests of the people, and his name is Sean Shaw…see his website here.
(john, will drop in a screen grab hyperlink to his website that shows him here)
FLORIDA NEEDS AN ATTORNEY GENERAL THAT WILL FIGHT FOR PEOPLE, FOR JUSTICE, AND FOR WHAT IS RIGHT.
THAT CANDIDATE IS SEAN SHAW!
Weidner Sues Breast Cancer Research And Support Fund – Appeals Court Affirms Florida’s Solicitation of Contributions Act
For the back history, read the several posts of done on this topic:
But the bottom line is, there are no scams or no scam artists worse than those that prey on the most vulnerable. As usual, the State of Florida has done very little to protect citizens from con artists and those that are preying on citizens.
And here, read the Hot Off The Press Update. The important part of this opinion is it makes it clear that violations of Florida’s Charitable Solicitations Act constitute violations of Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act:
“Anyone aggrieved by a violation of FDUTPA may bring an action to obtain a declaratory judgment that an act or practice violates FDUTPA and to enjoin a person who has violated, is violating or is otherwise likely to violate this part.”
There will be much more on this later…..more to come!