Fayette and Raleigh Counties warn of scam

Police are warning of a scam where the names of fraternal police lodges in Fayette and Raleigh counties are being used without authorization. The person on the other end of the line tells residents and businesses that the money being raised will benefit the Shop-With-A-Cop programs for Fayette and Raleigh counties, and they claim to be raising the money on behalf of Fayette County Memorial Lodge #118 of the Fraternal Order of Police and the Black Diamond Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police in Raleigh County. A news release says the lodge in Raleigh County is soliciting funds over the telephone, but this fundraising effort is not for the Shop-With-A-Cop program and is not connected with the Fayette County’s annual Shop-With-A-Cop fundraiser. The Fayette County lodge does not use telephone solicitation for this fundraiser. If you get a call like this you should report it to police.