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Unhappy with police department

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By Staff Brunswick Beacon

To the editor: On Nov. 18 at 3:42 p.m., I received a call from someone claiming to be with a police protection agency. They were trying to get me to send them money to help “enrolled police officers.”

We do not talk to people about donations of any kind over the telephone and told them to

send literature by mail and we would check it out and decide whether to send money or

not. They hung up immediately.

I know the number was out of the area, but I called the Shallotte Police Department to report a possible scam attempt. I was asked if I sent them any money. I said no, to which they replied no violation of the law had occurred, so they would not investigate the matter or make a report of the incident.

I am a retired police officer from South Carolina. Any attempt to obtain money under

false pretense is a violation of the law. The response from the Shallotte Police Department was a disappointment and makes them appear to be really inept. I find this to

be shameful.

I have had occasions to call them before, and they will not make a report unless you absolutely insist. To not have a history of things going on in their jurisdiction just further makes them appear to be inept.

This makes me feel as if I have no protection of any kind by law enforcement in this area. I hate to say this, but I am really not impressed!