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I just recieved a phone call from Police Protection at 615-383-4260 and the person conducting the call asked if I would be interested in donating to the funds of the fallen officers families. I could either do a check by phone or charge it to a credit card. I told the gentleman very nicely that we can't afford to donate right now and he stated "Are that heartless that you can't donate $.50 and I said no, would you like to pay my bills for a month and then you would understand whi I can't afford to donate. He told me I was cold hearted and hung up. I don't feel I am cold hearted. Is it normal for a police organization call and request money and have the funds secured by check by phone or credit card. Or am I just reading to much into it with all the scams going on?




Contact your local police department and tell them someone is making Solicitations in their name.

Sub: #1 posted on Mon, 05/08/2006 - 09:33

Roadwarrior Roadwarrior

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When I did a search on the number here is what the number came back to

Nicklaus, M
Nashville, TN 37201
(615) 383-4260

Sub: #2 posted on Mon, 05/08/2006 - 09:35

Not so Lucky Not so Lucky

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Tammy-you have got to call your local police department and tell the the name and number that called you asap-there are alot of scams going on in the name of other originazations. Someone not so savvy may fall for this and give them their bank info. Even if you have the money,never,give your bank or credit card info. Instead,tell them you are goin to hang up and call your local agency,and if it's legit,you will donate.Thank goodness you didn't give them your info!...Karen

Sub: #3 posted on Mon, 05/08/2006 - 09:38

Bossy4455 Bossy4455
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I would never give personal information over the phone. I learned a valuable lesson the hard way.

Sub: #4 posted on Mon, 05/08/2006 - 09:41

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Tammy-give the police that info,they would love to get ahold of someone trying to make money using their name :lol: Yeah,I learned the hard way about giving too much info too,still have to be carefull,I tend to tell people callin too much about my life when it's none of their business,still working on my big mouth :lol: ...Karen

Sub: #5 posted on Mon, 05/08/2006 - 09:44

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I don't believe that a legitimate charity would ever call some one HEARTLESS...

If anyone was heartless it's him.

Sub: #6 posted on Mon, 05/08/2006 - 09:45

Jessi Jessi

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According to our sheriffs department, they have had several complaints in regards to this. They stated that if they call again to inform the that I have been in contact with the sheriffs department and hang up. The dispatcher stated that this time of year is the worst for these types of calls. They will not ever get my info on the phone.

Sub: #7 posted on Mon, 05/08/2006 - 09:48

Not so Lucky Not so Lucky

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Thanks Tammy,

You made me aware of something like this. I wonder if any prestigious organization like the sheriffs will ever use this strategy to raise funds. Fund raisings are done publicly. They won't contact any individual secretly for this purpose. Secondly, donations can't be forced on others. You do that on free will!!!! Isn't it??

Sub: #8 posted on Mon, 05/08/2006 - 10:20

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I always thought donations were on a persons own free will.

Sub: #9 posted on Mon, 05/08/2006 - 10:28

Not so Lucky Not so Lucky

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Whooaaa! Telemarketers may be a nuisance, but they have no call to lay on the guilt trip and be all pissy. There's more to this! I guarantee it's some charlatan who just wants to rip you off!

Sub: #10 posted on Fri, 05/12/2006 - 18:44

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