I donated to the National Police and Troopers Association on a cold call. Now I get up to 10 spam calls a day.

  • I received an unexpected call from a supposed “police association” and contributed $25 to its “purpose.”
  • Since that time, I have been receiving approximately five to 10 phone calls per day from ambiguous “groups” requesting money.
  • A Google search revealed that they are probably fraudulent activities. I blacklisted the phone numbers, but they have not ceased their actions.
  • However, if you drive swiftly on our street at a speed of 30 miles per hour, you can potentially save around 25 seconds. Until fairly recently, it was permissible to make a right turn on red at an intersection where a shortcut has transformed my residential street into a rat run in the suburbs of New York City.

    I was infuriated by the high number of speeding cars that narrowly missed little kids walking to school on the frustratingly sidewalk-less road.

    After six months of monitoring our street, it transpired that I had to report my concerns to the local police station by speaking to a radioed sergeant at their desk.

    I departed from the station with a lightness in my stride. I experienced a sense of being acknowledged. He provided me with the email address of an individual who led a committee focused on addressing traffic concerns in our locality. We engaged in a conversation regarding the advantages and disadvantages of implementing speed bumps and other methods to promote safer traffic flow. Subsequently, the law enforcement officer arrived.

    Two hours later, I received a phone call from a man who claimed to represent the police association. He said he had received a phone call from another man who claimed to be from the police station. I have received unsolicited calls like this before, and I usually say that I am too busy to talk. However, after my positive experience with the police station, I felt it was only right to listen this time.

    I was grateful for how accommodating and kind they were when they probably had concerns about my story when I told him about my visit to the police. I thought, “It’s the duty of the line to help the families of injured or killed police officers, any donation would said the man.”

    “Certainly, I will contribute,” I stated, extending my hand towards my handbag.

    I provided my complete address and full name, and confirmed my cell phone number. I donated $25 through my credit card, and he transferred it to me using a secure online transaction.

    The Firefighters always said he aggressively, “Stick to the short end of the stick.” The caller said, “Thick it on while I can’t afford much more for at least a while.” “I’m sorry, but I already gave money to the police association,” he said. “I wanted to donate too, but it was a mistake. The next day, I received a call from the “Firefighters Professional Association.” Big mistake.

    I have registered my number with Verizon’s Call Filter and after blocking a number, I have repeatedly received calls from various organizations claiming to represent veterans, firefighters, and police officers. It seems like many of these calls are scams, as I have researched them on Google and found complaints on the websites of Better Business Bureau and Federal Communications Commission. Unfortunately, there have been no consequences for these fraudulent calls that I receive up to 10 times a day.

    The identical matter that arises when my children’s educational institution or pediatrician contacts me. An unidentified caller will sometimes mention the screen. They might be significant, so you assume the fraudsters frequently utilize “nearby” digits. Mostly within the state of New York, a relatively close location will frequently signify the area codes. It’s akin to engaging in whack-a-mole, yet the calls persistently arrive.

    You might ask me why I bother to pick it up after all, if the number isn’t in my contacts list. It’s likely not to be spam, but as a journalist in the field of potential sources across the US, it’s too much of a risk to answer.

    Yesterday, I asked for more information from the caller representing the National Police Association when you were kicked out of this conference for having a robotic voice. Before each question, he swerved up hanging.

    For my own amusement, I informed a scammer that he had mistakenly accused me of being a witch and casting a curse on him when he called me again five minutes later, requesting the removal of the curse.