Inside the hidden world of thefts, scams and phantom purchases at the nation’s nonpro

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    It's a scammer's world. As soon as a decent amount of dough is in the pot expect thieves. I'm a proponent of nonpros in general. But protect your flank. They've been negligent, IMO.
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    I work for a company that provides HR services for some non-profits, so I get to see what benefits they have. One of them has profit sharing. I'm pretty sure it's illegal.
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    Chomp, thanks for starting the thread and bringing the subject of non profit fraud schemes to the attention of the forum. It is troubling. Not that it's the point of your thread, but in all likelihood those who have embezzled funds from non-profits fall on both sides of the political spectrum. It is a politically neutral issue and should be discussed without interjecting politics into the discussion.

    What I find more immediately troubling is the ease with which so many on the board will frequently hijack the subject of a thread, using their posting privilege to petulantly rant against something completely unrelated to the subject addressed in the OP of the thread.
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    lacuna, I tried to PM you but my message wasn't allowed because your message board is full.
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    Let's try to keep the personal references and insults out please.

    Thank you!
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    Amen! There's enough vitriol in the world without it being brought onto THFSG. This should be a forum where posters are free to exchange ideas without being attacked for it, shouldn't it?
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    No problem with exchanging ideas but she was correct about thread hijacks. It is getting to the point that you can't hardly have an exchange without it occurring. And as she says both sides are equally guilty. There was a time when we clamped down on it and it may be we have to return to that policy. It would be better if the posters would police themselves though.
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    Okay, I'm really confused.

    We have an interesting and topical OP by Chompalot...a couple of neutral observations; then, we have lacuna lamenting how every thread is hijacked and turned into "your team is worse than my team" when no one (that I've seen) has done that on this thread.

    Am I missing something? Did someone's post get wiped off the slate that we no longer see; or, is this a classic hijacking of a thread when speaking out against hijacking?
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    Some posts got wiped.
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    Back to the OP. Non-profits are HUGE targets of fraud as they are typically in the "business of doing good" so very few question folks' motives. Without accountability, human beings tend to act a lot like human beings - selfishly.

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    Thanks, mdgator....that makes sense. We now return to your regularly scheduled rant.
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    Sorry about that. I deleted a few and now have room to receive a PM.
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    I am going to close this thread until tomorrow. Don't open another one up on the subject until we have time to revisit everything that went on.
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    Just think... it's not even on the same order of magnitude with the amount of waste, fraud, and abuse in any one of several given federal programs that we do nothing more than shrug at every year. You linked an article about one group's $3.4 million loss; I counter with Medicare's $47 Billion-With-a-B. What's that multiplier, 1500, ish?
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