Beware: Police Charity Scams
January 13, 2012 02:58 PM
It has come to our attention that a number of residents have received phone calls from someone impersonating a Bridgeview Police Officer and asking for donations to a charity. These solicitations are NOT affiliated with the Village of Bridgeview or the Bridgeview Police Department in any way.
The Bridgeview Police Department does not directly solicit for funding through telemarketing. The only authorized marketing is via postal mailings from the Safety Education Alliance of America. A request on Village of Bridgeview letterhead is included with all solicitations from them. The funds generated from these requests support safety education programs, focusing on children and seniors.