Scam soliciting money for N.C. Highway Patrol

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 2, 2009

A large number citizens across the state are complaining that the Highway Patrol is soliciting contributions for various reasons. The N.C. State Highway Patrol does not solicit financial contributions from private citizens. NCSHP is funded from tax dollars.
Anyone contacted by a telemarketing organization representing itself to be the N.C. State Highway Patrol should know that the NCSHP receives no financial support from these organizations.
Some groups include in their names the terms “Highway Patrol,” “State Troopers” or “North Carolina Highway Patrol.”
While some officers may be members of these associations on their own time, these organizations are not affiliated with the NCSHP. They are private associations raising money to fund their own programs.
Anyone contacted by an organization believed to be misrepresenting itself should contact the N.C. Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division at 919-716-6000.