Saugerties police issue phone scam warning

Callers asking for donations on behalf of the Saugerties Police Department are scammers, according to Police Chief Joe Sinagra.

The department has received numerous calls from area residents who have received such solicitations. The caller, whose number appears local on caller ID, claims to represent the department and requests donations on behalf of the Saugerties Police Department and the Ulster County Police Chiefs Association.

According to a release, neither organization solicits funds in this manner. “If you are ever in doubt of the validity of such solicitations, please contact your local police department before making any donations to any organization claiming to be collecting donations of behalf of law enforcement.”

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