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Archive for Sunday, June 30, 2002

AIDS charity warns of telephone scam

June 30, 2002

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Officials at a local charity are warning Douglas County residents of a phone scam being executed in its name.

Douglas County AIDS Project has received three reports this week of someone using the agency's name during telephone calls to make improper requests for donations, executive director Sidney Hardgrave said. DCAP does not solicit cash donations by phone.

According to reports DCAP has received, someone has been calling local businesses where DCAP conducts outreach efforts and claiming to be a DCAP employee stranded in California.

DCAP staff is cooperating with the Kansas Attorney General's Office.

Hardgrave asks anyone who has received similar calls to contact DCAP at 843-0040.

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