State Patrol warns of phone scam

Friday, November 13, 2015

Over the past 4 months, the Washington State Patrol (WSP) has received numerous phone calls from the public indicating they have been contacted by the agency soliciting donations. Based on the information received from the public, the phone calls have been from individuals attempting to scam the public for money.

The Washington State Patrol Troopers Association (WSPTA) is one of many police unions or associations contacting the public soliciting donations. The telemarketing company used by the WSPTA does not employ hard sell tactics nor will they ask for credit card numbers or personal financial information over the phone. You will never receive a call from a trooper soliciting donations.

The WSP wants to warn the public to be leery of any calls from anyone soliciting money for the agency or asking for credit card numbers or personal financial information over the phone. If you suspect it is scam, hang up and contact one of the local WSP district offices.


Anonymous,  November 14, 2015 at 9:10 AM  

Fraudulent telemarketing scams have made most people unlikely to give anyone any money or information over the phone. Legitimate charities should find other ways of reaching people at this point.

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