Beware possible Woodmore donation scam around Northgate Mall

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Chattanooga police are warning about a man trying to collect money for Woodmore Elementary victims.

Over the weekend, the man was soliciting people in front of T J Maxx at Northgate Mall.

When police approached him, he ran to a blue van and drove off.

“Officers are working to determine the credibility of his intentions and actions.”

Neither Mall management nor store officials know anything about his claims.

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 come across a questionable solicitation, call Chattanooga Police immediately at 423-698-2525.

Of course, the safest donation is 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

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