“Government says four cancer charities are shams,” by David Fitzpatrick and Andrew Griffin, CNN.

In a joint action with attorneys general for each of the 50 states, the Federal Trade Commission says four cancer charities run by extended members of the same family conned donors out of $187 million from 2008 through 2012 and spent almost nothing to help actual cancer patients. Jessica Rich, chief of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, says that in all, the charities spent about 97% of donations either on private fundraisers or on themselves. Only 3%, she says, went to help actual cancer patients.

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Sham Cancer Charities: Four so-called charities got more than $187 million from consumers across the country.

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