Scammers name different charity for subscriptions

Published 07/10 2013 06:18PM

Updated 07/11 2013 11:09AM

CHAMPAIGN -- Criminals are using a new name to steal your money. Tuesday, police said scammers were attempting to sell fake magazine subscriptions using The Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club. This time, they're trying to use The Center for Women in Transition (CWT).

They are telling victims money raised will go to these non-profit groups, but that's not the case. One of the victims had a friend who worked at CWT. When she called them, they said they do not have such a fundraiser.

Nancy Hiatt from CWT said, "The public doesn't know, so their inclination is to give."

CWT says it knows of several people who have been approached. Again, they want to remind you it's a scam. If you know anything, report it to the police.

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