Thursday, 18 July 2024

Community warned of fundraising scam

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – The community is being warned to be on the lookout for a fundraising scam using the name of a local group and a local business.


Mike Silva, president of the Lake County Correctional Officers Association, said Friday that he and other members of his group have received reports that the association's name is being used in connection to a scam.


Silva said a male subject reported to be based in Hidden Valley Lake was approaching people and asking for funds in connection with a golf shootout that he claimed was being held by the association and by Twin Pine Casino.


“We are not part of that and it is a scam at this point,” Silva said.


Belinda Young of Twin Pine Casino's marketing department also confirmed to Lake County News on Friday that the casino isn't involved in such a fundraiser.


Silva said the group is very concerned about protecting community members from being scammed.


He said the correctional officers association is working on a fundraiser magic show for early next year, which will benefit local nonprofits and other causes. Anyone interested in that legitimate fundraiser can call 800-370-8117.


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