W.Va. National Guard Warns Residents of Phone Card Solicitation

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The West Virginia National Guard is warning residents about fraudulent solicitation.

Guard officials have been notified of a man asking for monetary donations from local residents and businesses.

The supposed purpose of these donations is to purchase calling cards for military members serving overseas.

In a release from the Guard, they said, "At this time, it is our belief that this solicitation is an attempt to defraud local residents and businesses. If you are contacted by this individual, we encourage you to not give him any money."

If you are concerned about the validity of any individual or organization attempting to collect donations for military means, please contact the West Virginia National Guard Family Programs Office at 304-561-6380.

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