April 1, 2009 Oakland, Ca - The Oakland Police Department is alerting the community to be aware of a scam taking place in which a caller is asking for donations in an attempt to take advantage of recent Oakland Police Officer deaths.
Oakland Police Officer’s Association (OPOA) has confirmed that there are calls being made to businesses and residents attempting to solicit money to benefit families of the fallen officers.
OPOA does not make phone calls to solicit donations; if you receive such a call, please report it to the Oakland Police Department at 510-777-3333. If you wish to make a legitimate donation to these families, go to www.opoa.org or call 510-834-9670.
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