I have received various phone calls from people representing themselves as police officers and asking for donations. Are they really police officers?
Deputies and members of the Lee County Sheriff's Office do not solicit funds in their official capacity as law enforcement officer for any outside organizations over the telephone. Additionally, the Sheriff’s Office does not accept or recieve funds from these telemarketing organizations.
While there are many worthy groups and organizations which support law enforcement and their members, remember to always ask phone solictors if they will send you information on their charity. If they won't, just hang up. Ask questions such as how they disburse collected funds. Be wary of callers who insist you make a decision "right now" and ask for personal information such as your social security number.