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In my opinion this organization is likely a scam. Do not answer or return call if you have caller ID.
Paul
 Jul 11th, 2013
I think it is a fraud or scam. They knew my name.
Kathleen
 Apr 01st, 2011
just got a call from these guys, saw wa fop, didn't pick it up. glad I didn't, thx for the info.
aaron
 Nov 06th, 2010
I received a call from 206-866-1923. On my caller ID it says "WA FOP". I talked to a gentleman, cannot remember his name, and he was asking for a donation to the WA State Fraternal Order of Police. I told him I would send it via postal mail. He said he would ensure a donation package was going to be sent to my home address which I provided. He thanked me for listening to his message and the donation in advance. I told him I was also in the military police and wanted to do what I could to help my fellow officers. He said Ok thank you and hung up on me as I was talking. I called the number back to tell him of his rudeness and all I heard was a quick busy tone.
Kevin
 Sep 22nd, 2010
This phone number is calling to try to SCAM money for the Fraternal Order of Police. I have NOT called the number, nor will I. It directs you to a customer service department that can answer questions using potentially manipulative techniques, help you waste your donation on fundraising fees, or anything else related to the FOP getting a small fraction of your donation, 12% to 27% Some fundraiser's pocket as much as 73% to 90% and up. Also, there’s information on www.badgefraud.org on the massive numbers of warnings put out by FOP Lodges that do not use so called professional fundraisers and Real Police and Sheriff and Fire Departments. But you can contact them there with any questions or requests.

BadgeFraud (dot) org is doing a lot of really great things for POLICE OFFICERS FAMILIES and the people that post are NOT trying to raise money, they are trying to protect the money of the people who protect us, and that is something very good.
anti snow
 Aug 23rd, 2010
i believe this is a scam. i just received a phone call purporting to be following up from a previous phone call - which has never existed. when i informed him that i have several friends and family members in the police department and i believe the police department does not and cannot solicit funds over the phone, he said he had a problem with the volume on his telephone. and then he hung up. same bogus excuse another poster here was given. complete scam. and trying to lure honest hard working people and hard earned money for a noble cause like supporting police makes these people even more despicable.
T
 Jul 27th, 2010
360-547-1903 called and it was a dial-tone.
Mike
 Jul 17th, 2010
I get calls from this number constantly!! Gave in and answered the last time, the man asked for "the man of the house" and when I told him he wasn't home he ignored my questions and hung up on me. Seems like BS to me.
J
 May 27th, 2010
I just got a call that caller ID said was WA FOP but when I questioned the caller as to why he referenced a previous contact with us when we have had none he invented a bogus telephone volume problem, pretended to fix it and then disconnected us. He clearly had a script, and clearly didn't want to deviate from it or answer any questions from me. Don't trust these people.
Alan
 May 27th, 2010
What Is all this ruckuss
Wow
 Feb 04th, 2010
This phone number is calling to do fund raising for the Washington Fraternal Order of Police Memorial Foundation. I have called the number. It directs you to a customer service department that can answer questions, help you donate, or anything else related to the FOP. Also, there’s information on www.wafop.com . Plus, you can contact them there with any questions or requests.
The FOP is doing a lot of really great things for Washington police officers and the people that call are trying to help them raise money so they can do even more good.
snow Flake
 Feb 04th, 2010
This phone number is calling to do fund raising for the Washington Fraternal Order of Police Memorial Foundation. I have called the number. It directs you to a customer service department that can answer questions, help you donate, or anything else related to the FOP. Also, there’s information on www.wafop.com . Plus, you can contact them there with any questions or requests.
The FOP is doing a lot of really great things for Washington police officers and the people that call are trying to help them raise money so they can do even more good.
snow
 Jan 21st, 2010
I have several law-enforcement family members and they all say that if these clowns were any more crooked, the boys in blue would be paying them a visit, and it wouldn’t be to thank them for their community service! They are an eighteen-carat scam, don’t give them a dime.
Mr. B.
 Jan 05th, 2010
just another no good charity. only 20% of the donation goes to whatever they claimed they do.
to stop them from calling, you'll have to answer them once, and just tell them to take your number off their calling list.
and don't feel guilty about it. these are just telemarketers. unless you want to spport their charity. not sure why though.
wacol
 Nov 16th, 2009
The WA FOP FUND telemarketers have been calling me day and night for months, always hanging up when I answer. Because they are a charity, they ignore the do-not-call list. It is allegedly the WA Fraternal Order of Police. Other numbers they use include 206-866-1923, 425-437-0641, 425-437-0650 and (253) 275-3602.

Email contact info for FOP is listed at http://www.wafop.com/board/board.htm

According to the WA Secretary of State, in 2007 they spent $734,116 on 'expenses' and only $142,784 on charitable programs, so they are a borderline 'charity' in my opinion. Some cop at WA FOP FUND HQ must be eating a lot of donuts. It's ironic that law enforcement would even be involved in such a questionable 'charity'.

http://www.secstate.wa.gov/charities/search_detail.aspx?charity_id=5615
xcall
 Nov 14th, 2009
I complained to the Wa State Attorney General's office. They sent a nastygram to Corporations for Character, Inc., (“C4C”) a professional fundraiser for the Washington State Fraternal Order of Police Memorial Fund (“the FOP”), who then promised to stop calling. Have not received any calls since, and I hope it stays that way.

So, complain at https://fortress.wa.gov/atg/formhandler/ago/ComplaintForm.aspx and let our Consumer Protection folks help you solve the problem!
Enough
 Nov 05th, 2009
I just didn't answer, 2 rings and they hungd up.
Susan
 Oct 28th, 2009
I called them back and got through. They swear they work for the WA State FOP - I asked her, then, why she was calling out of Bainbridge Island when they are in Kennewick. She did not have an answer for me, but "assured" me they collect for them.
AK
 Oct 28th, 2009
They call often and at all different times. There was no listed name so I answered today and they hung up. I've been answering some of these types of call to tell them " No " in hopes they'll take me off list for time being. Yeah, sure!
Betty
 Oct 24th, 2009
Keeps calling my cell and my home. Not legit.
Irritated
 Oct 22nd, 2009
They first called on the Maple Valley phone number and didn't leave a message. They called again on 10-21 from 206-866-1923 (Bainbridge Island) saying they were from the FOP calling for my husband about a pledge he made. My husband never made a pledge and this is just a con.
Michelle
 Oct 21st, 2009
A man called saying they were from FOP and they were calling about a pledge my husband made. My husband never made a pledge nor did he ever talk with anyone. They hung up quickly. Previously they called on 425-437-0641 (Maple Valley).
Michelle
 Oct 21st, 2009
caller id: "bainbridge Island" I didn't answer. no message left
Pedro
 Oct 17th, 2009
This is a phony group that each month, at a slightly different time, trolls for fake donations. They call themselves the "Washington Fraternal Order of Police." The legitimate group's name is actually "Washington STATE Fraternal Order of Police," with the real phone number of 509-736-2079. They are not located on Bainbridge Island, either, but have always been in Kennewick, instead. As often as the real FOP has fought to shut these guys down, they pop up again a few weeks later, using new spoofed phone numbers. Next time they call, I think I'm going to play along with them and get as much info as possible. All one can really say right now is that whatever you do, do not give these people at this phone number any of your heard earned money!!!
Linda T.
 Oct 16th, 2009
caller id said, "bainbridge I" I didn't answer. no message left.
gumby
 Oct 14th, 2009
how do you get these calls to stop??????
playjoken
 Oct 14th, 2009
They called at 10/11/09 at 01:00 AM. *69 indicated WA FOP. Called back and went to voice message and mailbox which could not receive messages. What are they calling me for at 1 AM!
Steve
 Oct 11th, 2009
Received a call from WA FOP FOUND from phone #206-866-1923 on 10/9/09.
Received a call from WA FOP FOUND from phone #425-437-0650 0n 10/10/09..
DK
 Oct 10th, 2009
Caller ID call number 206-866-1923 and name WA FOP FOUND. Not aware of any such number for FOP.
LM
 Sep 27th, 2009
Phone rang 4 times and stopped, no message. Caller ID showed WA FOP. Phone # 206-866-1923. Checked the web site and these were the numbers listed.

Washington State Fraternal Order of Police
2839 W. Kennewick Ave. PMB 356
Kennewick, WA 99336
Phone: 509-736-2079
Fax: 509-736-2396
800-644-7207

This number was not one listed. I agree. Don't answer and don't call back.
ufer
 Sep 12th, 2009
Missed the call on 09.09.09 at 7:09 PM but no message was left by the caller.
RCL
 Sep 10th, 2009
Also, I believe they are calling to get into your phone line to make their calls, play it safe and don't answer the phone - they don't leave messages. SCAMMERS!!!!
m
 Sep 10th, 2009
This is a scam!! They say they are the WA Faternal Order of Police and want donations, but they change their number and their name constantly! They now just list Bainbridge Island under the caller id. They have called me numerous times under different numbers and telephone listings. If you want to donate to this fund then donate via their website. Just google Faternal Order of Police in WA and it will list it. PLEASE DO NOT FALL FOR THIS SCAM!!!!! Do not trust anyone that calls you to donate money or give any personal information at all. If they called you they should already have your information. I am so sick of people spending so much time scamming others when they could put their brain to work at a real legit job!!!!
m
 Sep 10th, 2009
They are now calling under the number of 206-866-1923, I blocked the 425 number. This 206 one just says Bainbridge Island. I have had them call listing their name as POTS, Tops, Mem Found...ultimately this is a SCAM!!! The people that say it is legit must work for the scammers!!! Do not give them money - contribute to the WA Faternal Order of Police website if you want to give money.
m
 Sep 10th, 2009
I called back this number, it's not going thru, a recorder saying I did not dial the right number.
Dee
 Sep 07th, 2009
Hang-up call
J the Alien
 Sep 02nd, 2009

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