Connecticut State Police have issued a warning about scammers trying to use a “fallen officer’s fund” to steal money from sympathetic victims.
Police said the scammer calls would-be victims claiming to be collecting donations for a “fallen officer’s fund.” Police believe this scammer is trying to capitalize on the recent death of Trooper First Class Kevin Miller.
State police were alerted to the scam when a Connecticut State Trooper received one of these phone calls and began asking questions. The scammer offered two different names and claimed the company he worked for was based in Wyoming. When the trooper identified himself as law enforcement, the scammer hung up.
State police remind you never to give credit card or bank account information to any stranger requesting donations, especially over the phone.
There is a memorial fund established for Miller through the Connecticut State Police Union. Those interested in donating send a check payable to “The Connecticut State Police Union, Inc.” and please include “Kevin Miller Memorial Fund” in the check memo.
Checks can be mailed to:
Kevin Miller Memorial Fund
Connecticut State Police Union
500 Main Street
East Hartford, CT 06118
All donations to that fund will go toward funeral arrangements and any extra will be provided to Miller’s children.