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Amory Police Chief Ronnie Bowen said a local woman received a scam call Monday asking for donations for the police department.

Posted: Feb 27, 2018 7:41 PM

AMORY, Miss. (WTVA) - Amory Police Chief Ronnie Bowen said a local woman received a scam call Monday asking for donations for the police department.

The caller couldn’t name the organization he was representing nor information on where the money would go exactly.

"First of all, the Amory Police do not solicit money period, even from known organizations," said Bowen.

The call was from a local number, but it isn't confirmed if the number is registered or fake.

Bowen said if they do decide to receive donations, they would use the media to get the word out.

"When we are doing one for a K-9, we don’t solicit the money. We will use the media to let them know where they can donate the money."

The chief said if someone calls you asking for money to donate to a police department, call the department to confirm before giving money.

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