Hampden County Sheriff Nick Cocchi is warning people about an ongoing phone scam that uses his name.
Cocchi says the caller is pretending to be a staff member at the sheriff's office thanking the caller for their 250 dollar donation last year and was hoping you could do the same this year.
It is a scam. Don't do it.
The Sheriff says a nearly-identical scam happened this past winter.
Cocchi says his office does not request donations and anyone who receives such a call should pass along the information to police.
(Picture with thanks Hampden County Sheriff's Office)