State warns not all donations go to local aid

MADISON(AP) -- The state of Wisconsin is warning people that not all money raised by professional law enforcement and firefighting associations goes to local agencies.

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection advises people to make sure they know where their donation is going before agreeing to give the money.

Agency official Sandy Chalmers says the money raised by the campaigns is legitimate, but it can be confusing to people who think they are helping out their local departments.

The Consumer Protection Bureau says if anyone has questions about where their money is going, they should simply ask. Solicitors are required by law to give out that information.

The bureau says to be suspicious of any caller unable or unwilling to disclose that basic information.

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