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Mount Vernon Police Department
Monday March 14th, 2011 :: 03:52 p.m. PDT


Watch out for charity scams. Don't let a criminal take advantage of your kindness.

When we experience horrific natural disasters like the one last week in Japan, many relief organizations Increase media and Internet advertisements requesting donations. Unfortunately, events like these also attract criminal elements attempting to profit from tragedy by posing as legitimate aid organizations.

Don’t be a victim! If you wish to donate to a charity or to aid those in need, confirm you are contributing to genuine charities before responding to phone calls or emails.

If you think you may be a victim of a charity related scam, report it to police immediately.

Lets work together to prevent crime & make our community safe and enjoyable.

Mount Vernon Police Department
1805 Continental Pl.
Mt Vernon, WA 98273

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 360-336-6271

Officer Mike Lumpkin
Crime Prevention Division

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