Hartford police warn residents of donation scam

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HARTFORD –– The Hartford Police Department is warning residents of a scam where someone is calling and asking for monetary donations for the department, according to a statement released Friday.

The department has recently received a fraud complaint where an unidentified person made a phone call asking for financial contributions to support the Hartford Police Department.

The police have confirmed that they do not and have not authorized any such requests for donations.

Anyone who receives a similar call is asked to contact the Hartford Police Department directly at 802-295-9425.

Scams of this nature can be particularly harmful and deceptive, as they often exploit the trust and goodwill of community members. Residents are encouraged to report any suspicious activity to the police department immediately.

The Hartford Police Department remains committed to maintaining the safety and security of the community and will continue to keep residents updated on the situation as it unfolds.

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