Disciplinary actions

The actions reported by these states range from minor paperwork errors to serious violations of state law. In many cases, organizations named here failed to register or registered late, but have since filed the proper paperwork. Most of the charities in this database are not on the Times/CIR list of America’s 50 worst. That list is based on money paid to professional solicitation companies, not regulatory actions.

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Total violations
Different state regulators
Year span

Violation detailsFines: $155,000

Date Source Action Details
June 1, 2011 CT Consumer complaints about receiving calls from ACS after asking to be placed on the Do Not Call List. Details
Nov. 17, 2006 FL Registration Enforcement Details
Nov. 17, 2006 FL Registration Enforcement Details
Nov. 17, 2006 FL Registration Enforcement Details
Nov. 17, 2006 FL Registration Enforcement Details
Sept. 22, 2009 FL Registration Enforcement Details
Sept. 23, 2009 FL Registration Enforcement Details
July 24, 2012 FL Registration Enforcement Details
March 31, 2011 IA misleading donors Details
May 6, 2013 IA consumer fraud Details
May 28, 2013 MI Misrepresentation and misleading donors, failure to provide all soliciting materials, and submitting a false statement to the AG. Details
Aug. 1, 2008 MO Engaging in manipulative and high pressure fundraising on Missourians who asked not t be called. Details
Aug. 8, 2009 NC NCGS §131F-23(d)(3) failure to respond or provide requested records. Details
July 6, 2010 NC NCGS §131F-16(f) failure to file solicitation campaign notice five days before commencing solicitation campaign on behalf of charitable organization. Details
Nov. 6, 2002 OH The Attorney General investigated ACS for failure to file solicitation paperwork in a timely manner before and after campaigns, soliciting for an unregistered charity and failure to make proper disclosures. Details
March 24, 2008 OH Multiple violations of their 2002 Assurance of Discontinuance agreement. Details
April 6, 2011 OR misrepresentation Details
Nov. 5, 2008 SC Failure to register and other violations of the The Solicitation of Charitable Funds Act. Details
Jan. 17, 2012 VA Failure to file financial reports, soliciting for an unregistered charity, and soliciting after being asked to cease. Details