SCAM ALERT: Pueblo police warn of charity toy scam

PUEBLO, Colo. (KKTV) - It appears someone is trying to scam the people out of Pueblo by preying on the community's giving nature.

Pueblo Police sent out an alert on Thursday for a telephone solicitation campaign. The caller claims they are "Allen Harper" or another associate of the Pueblo Police Department. The caller then requests a $10 donation for Christmas toys.

The police department does not endorse or solicit donations over the phone.

The department recommends if you would like to donate you can bring new, unwrapped toys or books to the front lobby of the department at 200 S. Main Street.

If you think you've been a victim of a scam you can call the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-382-4357.