The Illinois Sheriff’s Association is advising all Illinois County Residents of a possible telemarketing scam. An organization using the name “Disabled Police and Sheriff’s Foundation” in their solicitation is calling residents asking for money. Christian County Sheriff Bruce Kettlekamp said although the Sheriff’s Association does do charitable donation campaigns, they run those campaigns through their local Sheriff’s Offices.
Sheriff Kettlekamp says unless you receive something from the Illinois Sheriff’s Association that’s signed by him, don’t trust it, and report it immediately. He also mentioned how according to CharityWatch, this group keeps the vast majority of the money donated for themselves.
This group is not registered with the Illinois Attorney General’s Office according to the Charitable Database maintained by General Madigan’s Office. They are also not associated with any Illinois Sheriff or legitimate police organization in Illinois. The Illinois Sheriff’s Association reminds everyone that if you have any doubts or are highly pressured, just hang up.