CORNELIUS, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - The Cornelius Police Department is warning folks to be wary of post-Irma scams in our area.
The department tweeted out Wednesday morning that they're not soliciting donations over the phone for hurricane victims.
Fraud Alert (1 of 2) - @CorneliusPD is NOT soliciting donations over the phone for hurricane victims.— Cornelius PD (@CorneliusPD) September 13, 2017
They want residents to know that if they receive a call from Cornelius PD asking for a donation, to not give them any information. It is a scam.
Fraud Alert (2 of 2) - If you receive a call from @CorneliusPD asking for donation, DO NOT give them any info. This is a scam.— Cornelius PD (@CorneliusPD) September 13, 2017
The police department said if you, or someone you know, was contacted by someone saying they were with the Cornelius Police Department and you made a donation, please contact them to file a police report by coming to their department, located at 21440 Catawba Ave., or calling (704) 892-7773.