#FRAUD Mac McQuown Grifts Again

Last year I wrote about Leonard “Mac” McQuown who was walking across America under the guise of raising money for homeless veterans.  He was met with scrutiny along every step of his journey because he had defrauded others in the name of our veterans before.  Well…a grifter’s gonna grift and I have been alerted that he is preparing for yet another “walk” in the name of veterans.  In 2011 McQuown allegedly founded a charitable organization called Operation Walk America.  McQuown used the “organization” as a ruse to solicit funds and convert them to personal use when no legally registered 501(c)(3) organization existed.  During the course of his “walk” and not so charitable fundraiser he defrauded many, including being at the center of romance scams along the way. McQuown has NEVER shown proof that ANY veterans organization has received donations.  In fact, … Continue reading →

OPERATION TROOPS Is Another McQuown SCAM!

I have written about Leonard McQuown in the past regarding his Operation Walk America, Operation Walk, among his other VERY questionable charities he has devised over the past few years.  In my short time of following this character, he has proven time and time again that his mission is not to help homeless veterans but to fill his pockets by using the plight of homeless veterans as a marketing platform. Today, McQuown decided that it was time to run around his Florida neighborhood have people pay him for it, and he had the audacity to do so in honor of 9/11.  This makes his fraud even more deprave if that’s even possible at this point.  To use our homeless American servicemen and women as a way to prey on giving people is despicable.  Not ONE PENNY has EVER been accounted … Continue reading →

Public Warning: Scammer Mac McQuown At It Again

A few months ago I did a blog piece on Leonard Dale “Mac” McQuown, a man from Florida who had been walking across the United States claiming that his good deed was being done for the benefit of homeless veterans.  In 2011 McQuown allegedly founded a charitable organization called Operation Walk America.  McQuown used the “organization” as a ruse to solicit funds and convert them to personal use when no legally registered 501(c)(3) organization existed.  During the course of his “walk” and not so charitable fundraiser he defrauded many, including being at the center of romance scams along the way. McQuown has no boundaries where his fraud is concerned.  If using the plight of homeless veterans is not bad enough, he has also played on the sympathies of individuals who he deceived into believing were donating an Apple iPad to … Continue reading →

Update: McQuown Operation Walk America Cancelled

I wanted to post an update that McQuown has hung up his shoes and his nefarious walk for “homeless veterans” is over.  GOOD!  Had he been transparent as he vowed he would and proven that the donations received actually benefited homeless veterans this would have had a different ending. This is also a reminder to people that when you feel compelled to donate to a charity or organization you should research it first to determine if it is legitimate or not.