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Soup Kitchen Scammers Possibly Targeting Port Jefferson Residents

Local soup kitchen, WelcomeINN, says callers requesting donations is not part of their organization.

A resident from Port Jefferson reported to Marge Tumilowicz, President of the Welcome INN that on Saturday morning an anonymous caller solicited her for donations to "the soup kitchen" and then asked for an address to come pick it up.

Tumilowicz insisted that this caller was not a representative of the well-known local soup kitchen Welcome INN that runs soup kitchens at churches in locations around the village.

In an email sent out to local residents and business owners to alert people to what Tumilowicz called a “dangerous scam” she said that her organization would not solicit funds in that way.

“This is a scam,” she wrote. “Do not give any information to such callers. Hang up immediately and call the police to advise them.”

She also fears serious consequences for anyone who falls victim to this scammer.

“Do not open your doors to any strangers,” she wrote. “I fear that such persons could perpetrate even more serious actions such as a home invasion.”

Click here to read a blog post written by Tumilowicz with her full letter to residents about the scam.

Have you been contacted by this supposed soup kitchen for donations?

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