The Delaware County Sheriff’s office is reminding people to be aware of calls from people claiming to be collecting money for fundraising opportunities.

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One resident had received a phone call from someone who identified themselves as a member of the national fireman’s associations who was aggressive in their intent to gain personal information and a monetary donation.

Delaware County Sheriff Craig DuMund said in a news release that just because someone identifies themselves or organization using the words police, firefighter or first responder, it doesn’t make them a legitimate recognized organization.

The DCSP suggests the following:

  •  Don’t be intimidated if you receive one of these calls
  •  Ask for identification as many states require fundraising organizations to have legal credentials.
  •  Ask how your contribution will be used
  •   Never give donations through credit debit or cash with verification.
  •  Be aware of rewards you may receive if you make a donation

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