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Beware of fundraising scams in wake of school bus crash


At various times throughout the weekend, primarily between noon and 6:00 p.m., a man has been seen in front of T J Maxx at the Northgate Mall. As police tried to approach him, he ran to a blue van and left the premises.

T J Maxx management and staff have been advised to call police when they seem him again.

Description of solicitor:

Black male in his 20s to 30s

The Better Business Bureau is warning donors to be on the lookout for questionable solicitors and scammers in the wake of this tragedy. If you notice or identify someone that seems questionable contact Chattanooga Police immediately at 423-698-2525.

Monetary donations can be made to "The Woodmore Fund" payable to the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga with "Woodmore" in the memo line. Checks can be dropped off or mailed to 630 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402. You can also text "Woodmore" to 91999 or call 2-1-1 (423-265-8000). Donations can be made online thru this link: https://cfgc.caritas247.com/Donate.aspx?dcid=WMF

Chattanooga Police Department
3410 Amnicola Hwy.
Chattanooga, TN 37406 (map)

Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 AM through 5:00 PM

Emergencies: 911

To report a crime or request assistance: (423) 698-2525

General Information:
(423) 643-5000

Crime Prevention and Community Outreach:
(423) 643-5090

Crime Stoppers Hotline:
(423) 698-3333

Drug Tip Hotline:
(423) 493-BUST (2878)

 

Photo by Mike Williams