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Glen Rock Police Warn On Fake Law Enforcement Telephone Solicitations

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Glen Rock NJ,  according to Glen Rock Police, several residents have reported receiving telephone solicitations on behalf of an organization claiming to be raising money for local law enforcement due to current stressful conditions and the perceived defunding movement. One resident reported she received a call from 609-564-5823, but other numbers may be used. We know of no legitimate organizations soliciting for this purpose.

The Glen Rock Police Department DOES NOT solicit over the telephone. Glen Rock police officers are members of the New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association: Local 110. As a fraternal group, Glen Rock P.B.A. Local 110 ONLY conducts solicitation through the mail, usually once annually. The Glen Rock PBA Logo is clearly displayed and any responses are directed to a Glen Rock Post Office Box.
Telephone calls from other groups representing themselves as “law enforcement” organizations are frequently made by telemarketing firms, many of which are not legitimate and may be operated from overseas. These solicitations DO NOT benefit the Glen Rock Police Department or P.B.A. Local 110 in any way. These telemarketers are not police officers, and often use high-pressure tactics to get you to participate. Some will even say that they are affiliated with other Bergen county police agencies.
We urge you to use extreme caution should you decide to contribute to these companies. If you wish to contribute to a telemarketing solicitation, always ask for the name, address and telephone number so that you may call back after careful consideration. All legitimate fraternal and charitable organizations must be registered with the NJ Divisions of Consumer Affairs Charities Registration Section.
We greatly appreciate the generosity among Glen Rock Residents, and would ask that those who wish to give back to the community at this difficult time consider doing so by patronizing our local merchants who have been struggling since the outbreak of COVID-19. Please don’t be taking in by those who are attempting to take advantage of this community’s generous nature.

2 thoughts on “Glen Rock Police Warn On Fake Law Enforcement Telephone Solicitations

  1. Don’t answer any call if you don’t know the number and name that appears on your screen…pretty simple.

  2. That’s right that’s what I do. Some people pick up the phone for every phone call,

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