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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Donors Beware - Fraudulent Fundraising Letter

There may be a fraudulent fundraising letter circulating, according to Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura. The organization listed on the letter is the United States Deputy Sheriff's AssociationThis organization receives a 0-star rating which is our very worst rating.

The association alleges to be dedicated to officer survival training and seeks donations to underwrite its programs. But Sherif Fontoura said "this organization is not connected with any legitimate police, sheriff’s or public safety department as far as we can tell.” 

This is just another reminder to give intelligently, do your due diligence and beware. Please c
heck out our Top 10 Best Practices for Savvy Donors for more tips on how to be an informed giver.

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1 comment:

Unknown said...

Scammers, should be treated as a 'Armed Bank Robber' is treated after caught, given due process, and sent to prison! With no 'outside' contact, period! It won't stop them but at least slow some of them down!

Make them 'Public Enemy number one' Wanted Dead or Alive! Would have been the Code of the West! Or at least a 'bounty' on their heads, and if they can't pay for 'room and board' take away their citizenship, and exile them to ??? Liberia!

Or, just do what you do; Warn the People, and 'buyer beware'!

My humble opinion! Dr. Gene~Landrum, PhQ. Quantum Theory of Everything!