Police are wanting to warn the public about giving money to “fake bell ringers” this holiday season. It’s sad, but there are crooks posing as Salvation Army volunteers trying to rip people off. The Salvation Army and police released a warning Wednesday that people need to be on the lookout for “bell ringer impersonators”.
There are three things you should remember before donating money to the Salvation Army. A bell ringer always has a Salvation Army identification on where it can be seen; all Salvation Army bell-ringers wear red aprons with the logo on it; and the donation kettle is on a red stand with a lock.
If you suspect someone of being a “fake bell ringer” you should call the police.