, I am posting to warn you all about a scam I got sucked into by the NEW YORK POLICE CHIEFS FOUNDATION. This is not affiliated with the NYPD or any NYS Police! THE POLICE DEPARTMENT WILL NOT CALL AND SOLICIT DONATIONS! That said, this is how it went down. I received a phone call from this “foundation”, which sounded legit, requesting a donation. Of course he sounded very official like. I pledged $10, which he pointed out was a very small amount but they would be happy to have it. I did not have my credit card handy, and asked him to mail me info and I would pledge a contribution. I was mailed a sticker, looking like a police chief sticker, with a reminder to mail my donation. Well, I forgot. 2 weeks letter I get harassing phone calls from 631-416-5611. No messages, I called back and got fast busy. Finally yesterday I answered the phone and it was the solicitor asking me why after they had mailed me 2 reminders had I not sent my pledged donation. And he was abrupt about it. Stupid me feeling guilty that I pledged and did not provide, got my debit card and agreed to the $10 donation which was debited from my account. Fine. TODAY, I investigated and discovered the complaints about this “organization”. This money does NOT go to the police. Do the research. I was able to block this organization from taking any additional funds from my account, but am out the $10. Thank God it was only $10. This place will call from numerous phone numbers. DO NOT GIVE THEM MONEY. I have reported to the NYPD Internal Bureau and Suffolk County Police. I made a complaint on-line, and now I am telling you all. I got took. Feeling pretty stupid.