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Duluth police warn of fraudulent fundraiser

Duluth police on Thursday warned of a new telephone solicitation scam involving requests for donations for police officer and state trooper safety.

The fundraiser has been utilizing a number out of Cambridge, Minn.

The caller “talks about how more officers than ever before are being killed and the need for better laws protecting first responders,” Duluth police noted Thursday. “When pressed for what the money would be used for, they said to educate Congress to get better laws protecting first responders. When asked where they were based out of … they hung up.”

In calling the number back, a generic message stated that they couldn’t answer the fundraising line. The Duluth Police Department reminds people to never give personal information or financial information to people who contact you over the phone.