Police K-9 donation scam targeting East Texas residents

HARRISON CO., Tx. - Harrison County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about a new scam involving donations for police dogs.

The caller sounds very authoritative and ask for donations for the purchase of drug trained dogs since the local Sheriff’s Office and Police Department budgets are depleted and the purchase of the K-9’s from the public will help in the fight against drug trafficking.
Recently, the caller asked one resident for the money to replace an entire department’s K-9 unit since the dogs were all being retired due to their age.

The irony is the caller had phoned an active officer’s wife and when she pressed the caller for more information, and asked specific questions about which department would be aided, the caller hung-up.
Harrison County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind the community not to fall into the trap of talking with telephone solicitors and hang up on them.

The caller ID will indicate a telephone number from the U.S., however, these types of callers are typically in the

Caribbean and outside of the jurisdiction of the U.S. If you voluntarily give them any money, you will most likely be unable to recover it.

Remember law enforcement will not call you and ask the public for any donations.

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