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Officer mistakes phone call from "American Police Officers Alliance" as scam

GLENDALE Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Glendale Police Department took to Facebook to share their interaction with what they say is a scam phone call.

According to the Facebook Post, the organization called themselves the "American Police Officers Alliance." and said they were doing a fundraiser. They asked for a donation of either $35, $50, and $100. The officer became doubtful when the caller was unable to provide additional information and hung up immediately. 

The American Police Officers Alliance has reached out to CBS 58 News to confirm that they are a fully compliant group and not a scam. According to the organization, the officer was a victim of a poor phone call and the American Police Officers Alliance is working with that individual to make sure they have the necessary information for future phone calls. 

The following statement was issued by the American Police Officers Alliance,

"The American Police Officers Alliance is a national nonprofit alliance of police, citizens, organizations and public supporters working together to ensure our nation's finest and our citizens have a unified voice in politics that truly represents sound public safety and respect and honor of those who serve. Our mission is to fight for those who protect our nation's citizens. We will ensure that police officers maintain their benefits such as retirement pensions and protect their rights from government and politicians that are blatantly anti-police. We will work to ensure that our officers have the best local leadership possible. This means that we will work to defend strong police leadership and interests in our nation's cities and work to elect officials who will stand up for our police force."

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