MADISON (WKOW) -- The state of Wisconsin is warning people that not all money raised by professional law enforcement and firefighting associations goes to local agencies.
Knowing where your donation is going before agreeing to give the money is important. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection advises people to do this.
Agency official Sandy Chalmers says the money raised by the campaigns is legitimate. She says it can be confusing to people who think they are helping out the local departments.
The Consumer Protection Bureau says to be suspicious of any caller unable or unwilling to disclose that basic information.
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