The AARP Has been great at tracking the latest scams all across the nation and letting us know what to look out for.  Although not new, people who call saying they are asking on behalf of organizations such as the National Save The Police Fund which make you believe they are a charity are actually scamming us.  They aren’t a charity.  According to AARP The Magazine, March/April 2022 Issue, page 74) many of these organizations are actually “independent, expenditure-only” political action committees, or PACs.  Super PACs generally are regulated by the Federal Election Committee (FEC) which scrutinizes spending of these organizations very little.  This is unlike a typical charity which has to register with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to become a 501 (c) 3.  According to Nomorobo, a robocall-blocking company that works with AARP on fraud prevention, at the end of 2021, robocalls raising money for police groups were the highest volume phone messages in most major U.S. markets.

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