2012-12-19 / Local & State

Fraudulent Fundraising Calls Impersonate LSS

Within the last few days several reports have been made to Lutheran Social Services of South Central Pennsylvania (LSS) from concerned individuals regarding phone calls they received. The caller fraudulently stated they were a representative of Lutheran Social Services raising money for the American Cancer Society.

Lutheran Social Services, a not-for-profit social ministry organization affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, is not involved in any fundraising efforts with the American Cancer Society nor does it randomly solicit funds via phone or e-mail.

If you receive a phone call requesting a charitable contribution from anyone claiming they are from Lutheran Social Services, please hangup immediately and call 911 to report the call. When you call 911, please note whether the voice was male or female and, if there were any distinguishing characteristics of the caller’s voice.

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