A scammer looking to take advantage of Fairfield County residents following a recent tragedy attempted to dupe the wrong person, contacting a Connecticut State Police trooper seeking donations for a “fallen officers fund.”
Connecticut State Police troopers are cautioning local residents to be on alert, after a member of the department recently received a call from a scammer in the wake of the death of a fallen officer, who was put to rest this week.
During the phone call, the scammer referred to himself both as “Jack” and “Corey,” stating that his company was based in Wyoming. When confronted with the fact that he had contacted a Connecticut State Police trooper, the scammer hung up. Investigators said that when the trooper called the number back, it didn’t even ring.
“Troopers remind you to never give credit card, debit card or bank account information to anyone requesting donations, especially over the phone,” police said. “Don’t be pressured or guilted into ‘donating.’ Simply hang up.”
Fairfield County residents interested in making a donation in the memory of Trooper First Class Kevin Miller can end a check payable to “The Connecticut State Police Union, Inc.” and include “Kevin Miller Memorial Fund” in the check memo.
Checks can be mailed to the Kevin Miller Memorial Fund at 500 East Main St. in East Hartford. Donations can also be made at the GoFundMe page that was set up in his name.
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