The Washington State Patrol Troopers Association (WSPTA) does have a telemarketing company that solicits the public for donations. However, the company does not use hard sell tactics nor will they ask for credit card numbers or personal financial information over the phone. Also, individual troopers will not call you soliciting donations.
Be skeptical of anyone representing themselves as a trooper or from the Troopers Association who wants your credit card or other financial information. WSP recommends that if you think you are receiving a call from a WSP scammer, hang up and call one of the local WSP district offices.
District 2, Bellevue- (425) 401- 7788
District 7, Marysville- (360) 654-1204
For information on legitimate solicitors in Washington State, go to the Secretary of State’s Charities Program webpage at http://www.sos.wa.gov/charities/.