Osseo Police Warn of Fundraising Scammers Claiming to Be Them
The Osseo Police Department is urging caution after a resident fell victim to a scam claiming to be with Minnesota law enforcement.
The resident received an email asking for donations to benefit the Osseo Police Department. Police Chief Shane Mikkelson said it’s one of the first times his department was used to scam others.
“Using law enforcement to scam people, I was frustrated in the fact that somebody would think of this. You really need to ask the right questions, making sure you investigate. Look up the number they called from online,” said Mikkelson.
Mikkelson said personal information isn’t needed for donations. He added if somebody calls or emails you asking for money, that should indicate suspicious activity.