In October of this year we helped expose the fact that a group was taking donations under the guise of a charity…then a business. The fact was that SupportTheSEALs.org was neither a registered charitable organization or a business as the founder had falsely claimed to myself and others. The end result was that the site was shut down, largely because of the pressure we (and you) created.
Enjoy number 8 on our list.
Exposed: SupportTheSEALs.org Not a Charity or Business
There’s been a lot of publicity surrounding the secretive work of Navy SEALs over the years which has turned out to be a double-edged sword. It has certainly helped the Navy in its recruitment efforts but unfortunately it has become a way for individuals who have never served a day in the military to profit from the blood and pain of those who do.
This article is about one such person – Graham Ware and his organization SupportTheSeals.org. All of the information in this article has come from open sources and some of the primary actors involved, including Mr. Ware.
Let’s start off with what Graham Ware has said about his own organization.
1. Ware claims that Support The Seals is a registered LLC in Arizona. (Source: the SupportTheSeals.org Twitter profile -@NavySEALsOrg)
FALSE. The State of Arizona shows a “pending” LLC application which basically just reserves the name until 1/20/13 (Source: Arizona Corporation Commission). The company itself doesn’t legally exist yet nor did it exist since Ware began his fundraising in 2009, which raises serious tax questions.
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