Fellsmere Police Warn Residents Against ‘Fundraiser’ Scam

Phone scam hits Fellsmere and possibly other surrounding areas.
Phone scam hits Fellsmere and possibly other surrounding areas.

There’s a new kind of scam in town and the Fellsmere Police Department is warning residents about a fundraiser drive.

While this scam is already happening in Fellsmere, other residents in Sebastian and Vero Beach may already be receiving calls.

A resident in Fellsmere received a call from the Florida Police Officers Association on Wednesday about the fundraiser drive for “families of officers killed in the line of duty” or “officers who have suffered a severe loss due to violence or injury.”

The Fellsmere Police Department then contacted the Florida Police Chief’s Association and learned that this is nothing more than a scam.

Complaints have already been made about the scam and the Department of Agriculture, and Consumer Services (DOACS) has been notified.

If you do receive a call and would like to file a complaint, you can do so online by going to the Fellsmere Police Department’s File a Complaint page.

Be on the lookout for the phone number they use: (850)-203-5920 and be aware that there is no such thing as a Florida Police Officers Association.

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Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland and raised in Jupiter, Florida. Andy has been a radio & TV personality since the 1980s. He has worked for WLIZ, WFLX-FOX 29, WIRK, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and WJNO to name a few. After spending 7 years in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1990s, Andy returned to Florida and settled in the small town of Sebastian in 2000. In 2005, he returned to the broadcasting news sector and eventually joined our news team in 2016 as editor in chief. Andy's family has lived in Sebastian for more than 45 years.