Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Goodwill Warns Of Cookeville Area Scam

Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee say they have gotten at least three reports so far of someone who is calling Cookeville-area residents, falsely claiming to represent the organization. Spokesman Suzanne K. Pittman says the scammer calls individuals who are having yard sales or estate sales and says that a Goodwill representative will come by and pick up any items they may want to donate. But Pittman says, in fact, Goodwill does NOT solicit donations in that fashion. She says any pick up by the organization has to be coordinated through their special projects team. Pittman says the agency is concerned that local residents are being fooled by someone using Goodwill's name to essentially steal items that the victims may believe they are donating to charity.