A phone scammer claiming to be with Shop with a Cop might be soliciting for donations from residents in several communities throughout Dane County.
The Dane County Sheriff's Office said Friday that Shop with a Cop doesn't solicit funds by telephone. The program seeks donations by letter between July and December. The letters are mailed or hand-delivered to Dane County businesses from several area law enforcement agencies.
The agencies currently participating include the Dane County Sheriff's Office and the police departments in Madison, Middleton, Monona, Oregon, town of Madison, University of Wisconsin and Waunakee.
Donors can also contribute via the organization's website, www.shopwithacopdanecounty.org, or at any Madison Credit Union location.
Anyone with questions about the authenticity of a solicitation from Shop with a Cop is asked to contact the agency mentioned in the letter.