Charity warns of telephone scheme
Four local people already had written checks on Monday morning before verifying that their money was truly going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
It wasn't, according to a foundation official.
Officials at the national foundation, which fulfills the wishes of children under the age of 18 who are diagnosed with life-threatening or terminal illnesses, are warning area residents of a telephone scam being conducted in the area.
Reports have come in from residents in 32 counties in Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, claiming callers identifying themselves as representatives of the foundation are asking for donations.