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Possible scam in Lancaster: money solicited for fallen officers

Reports of someone in Lancaster trying to solicit money for fallen officers might indicate a scam, police said.

Police were contacted Tuesday night by someone who received one of the calls and thought it might be a scam.

“If people believe this is not legitimate and they are being pressured by this organization, there is no shame in hanging up,” Police Chief Rodney Kidd said.

Lancaster police haven’t authorized or been approached by an organization seeking to solicit money for fallen officers, Kidd said.

The department also is reminding people to never give out personal or banking information over the phone.

Anyone in Lancaster who receives one of these calls is asked to call the department at 859-792-6000.

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