Santa Scam: Callers seek money under Toys for Tots name |

Santa Scam: Callers seek money under Toys for Tots name

A scam claiming to raise money for Toys for Tots is targeting businesses, local organizers said.

Alleged scammers using an Illinois phone number try to sell an advertising deal to businesses.

“We do NOT cold call the public asking for money,” said Grass Valley Toys for Tots organizer Dave Voors. “I have already alerted the Sheriff’s Department about this and they are looking into it.”

Voors said the best way to donate to the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program is visiting online at Clicking on “California” and then “Grass Valley” ensures the donation goes to Grass Valley children.

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