2001-03-10 / Front Page

Beware Of Scam Artists Collecting For Charity

By Joan Ward George

Police officers from the 100 Precinct have been getting several calls about suspicious fundraisers, going door to door, throughout the west end of the peninsula falsely purporting themselves as collectors for the March of Dimes Foundation.

At least one individual has already been brought in for questioning, but Sgt. Artie Nappo, head of the 100 Precinct Detective Squad, believes that it is possibly a bigger scam than a one man operation.

Detective McCaffrey, who has been assigned the case, which remains ongoing, warns residents of Rockaway not to get caught in this scam. If anyone suspicious does approach you for a pledge or a donation to the March of Dimes, or any other charity for that matter, you should call Detective McCaffrey at 718-318-4224.

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