Amber Alert Phone Solicitations May Be A Scam
Many are receiving calls asking you to donate to an Amber Alert program. This may be a scam as Washington State Patrol doesn’t rely on public donations for the Amber Alert system.
WSP oversees the Amber Alert system in Washington State.
via WSP press release
Neither WSP, local agencies, nor anyone on our behalf is soliciting funds to support the AMBER Alert system in Washington State. The origin of these calls is unknown and WSP currently lacks sufficient information to begin an investigation.
They have also confirmed that the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, along with amberalert.com, are not doing any fundraising or phone solicitations.
Like with any charity, be sure you ask for more information so you know your money is going to the right place.