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SCAM ALERT: Person poses as AGAPE volunteer to receive donations

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

A central Alabama non-profit organization that ministers to and provides for vulnerable and orphaned kids has become the target of a scam.

AGAPE of Central Alabama, which is a Christian organization that provides foster care, adoptions and services to pregnant women in crisis, has discovered that someone is going around soliciting donations from different businesses.

This is the second time that the organization has dealt with an imposter posing as an AGAPE worker.

The organization believes that someone is posing as an AGAPE volunteer, and is going around to different Montgomery businesses to ask for donations.

The most recent location this occurred was in the Zelda Road area, and before that in the Old Cloverdale neighborhood.

The person has paperwork with the AGAPE logo and other official looking material, but they are using that paperwork to make a monetary profit.

AGAPE Executive Director Jimmy Dobbs wants to make sure that people who want to help, don't fall victim to the scam.

"Times have really been tough for non-profits recently and most non-profits operate on a shoe string, and I think most people want to make sure that their donations make it to the children and families that they're wanting to help and serve by those donations," Dobbs said. "We would suggest that you make sure that your dollars get to the kids and families you're wanting to help by checking out any charity that is asking for money and go online and look it up and you can find just about anything you need to know."

AGAPE has several individuals and churches that are consistent donors. They also raise money through an annual 5K race, but they never go door-to-door asking for donations.

One of the best ways to donate to any charity or non-profit, including AGAPE, is to go directly to their website.

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