Make-A-Wish says scammers are at work

Make-A-Wish says scammers are at work

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MURRAY -- People at Utah's Make-A-Wish Foundation are worried that someone is operating a scam at their expense.

Spokeswoman Krachel Greenwood said someone called the Foundation's Murray Office this week asking about two telephone calls she received at her home on Sunday. The caller told staffers the person on the other end of the line was asking for donations.

"It is absolutely a scam," said Greenwood. "There could be phone calls like made this every day, and this just happened to be one time the woman who did receive the phone call called and notified us."

Greenwood said people have invoked their name in previous scams, but it's been a while. She said anyone who received such calls should contact the Utah Division of Consumer Protection.

A division spokesperson told KSL they haven't received any complaints recently, but reminded people to be very careful about telemarketing calls carried out in the name of charities.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants wishes to children suffering from life-threatening illnesses. Greenwood said they do fundraising, but they don't call people's homes. "We don't tele-market. We don't agree with it. In fact it's against our policy," she said.


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