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Delaware State Police Issue Scam Alert Advisory

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DOVER, Del.- Delaware State Police are warning people to be on the lookout for scammers who make phone calls requesting donations to benefit police, EMS and other similar agencies. According to police, there have been complaints made recently concerning a request for donations to benefit police officers with no formal organization identified.

Troopers advise people of the following to avoid becoming a victim of a phone scam we recommend you take the following steps:

- Attempt to get the caller's phone number and address.

- Check all the facts. If you get a call and are concerned that it may be a scammer, ask, the caller where they are calling from and call the agency.

- Google or Internet search the company and check for a valid website.

- If you believe it is a scam do not cooperate with the caller. The best thing to do is to hang up the phone.

Police said these scams are difficult to investigate as scammers target persons of all age groups. However, police said following the aforementioned tips can help keep people from becoming victims.  

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