Senior Center warning residents of recent mail scam
Date posted: July 1, 2013
SHERIDAN — Representatives of the Sheridan Senior Center are warning residents not to send money to a person purporting to represent the organization in a letter recently received by at least one person in Sheridan.
Senior Center Communications Director Lois Bell said the solicitation is in no way affiliated with the 211 Smith St. institution or its “Operation Independence” fundraising campaign, which is currently underway.
Included in the solicitation was a postage envelope addressed to Dan Perrin, executive director of Seniors Center in Washington, D.C.
The writer claims that if he fails to raise more than $31,000 in a two-week period, the “Seniors Center” will be forced to close.
“I’m only sending you this one notice, because if our enemies hear that I’ve been struggling with a $31,016.61 debt, they’ll move in for the kill,” the letter states.
The group’s enemies are described only as “greedy Washington insiders.”
Bell said law enforcement has been informed of the situation.
She encourages residents to contact the Senior Center at 672-2240 if they have questions regarding the authenticity of correspondence from the organization.