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Warning from the Crisp County Sheriff

September 12, 2006

Crisp County - A warning tonight from the Sheriff of Crisp County. Donnie Haralson says he's gotten complaints from people being solicited by callers claiming they're raising money for the Georgia Sheriff's Association.

He says the Sheriff's Association and Sheriff's youth homes will never use the telephone to raise money, and you should be cautious about who you give personal information like check or bank numbers to. "When these people call," says Haralson, "don't let them intimidate you, that's real important. Ask them questions: Where's the money going? Where are they at? Where can you call them back at?"

Haralson says if contacted by a charity or other organization requesting money, ask the caller to send you information in the mail. That way you can review the information before you make a decision about handing over your money.

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