Monday, March 28, 2011

Algood Police Warn Of Potential Scam

The Algood police department has issued an advisory about a possible scam. They say they have received reports that someone is telephoning local residents, claiming to be raising money for the department. But Algood police say no such fund-raiser is legitimate. Police chief Jim Eldridge tells the Cookeville Herald-Citizen that someone locally had received a phone call from a man claiming to be helping the police take up money for needy kids.  But he says the Department has not been conducting any such campaign, and says the only time they ever ask for donations is during the Christmas season.  He says the caller asked his would-be victim to leave money in an envelope outside her door, but says that she didn't fall for it.  And he says anyone else getting a similar phone call should also contact police.