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Spokane Law Enforcement Not Involved With Solicitations

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He wants your money.

It’s supposedly for a good cause - to help fight gangs, says the caller who identifies himself as a police union member.

But the Spokane Police Department says it has nothing to do with the telephone solicitations that Spokane residents received over the weekend.

“Police here never call asking for funds ‘to help fight gangs,”’ said police spokesman Dick Cottam in a press release. “This is not a fund-raising effort by any law enforcement agency in Spokane.”

The caller leaves prospective donors with a toll-free number. At the other end of the toll-free number is a recording asking for the caller’s phone number and name, it also gives a promise that “someone will get back to you.”

The phone solicitations may or may not be legitimate. Spokane police will check into the matter this week, Cottam said.

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