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June 19, 2012

Library warns of scam

Woodward, Okla. — Woodward Public Library's director wants to warn the community of a possible phone scam in which "someone is calling soliciting money for the library."

"I don't know if they are calling people personally; I think it's just businesses right now," Connie Terry said.

Terry said at least 2 local businesses have been contacted by this mystery person asking for donations, claiming to be acting on behalf of the library.

"We want to make the public aware it's a scam," Terry said.

She said the library does not call anyone to seek monetary support.

"We have events and programs, that's how we make our money.  Not through phone calls," she said.

In fact, Terry said the library's "Friends of the Library" support agency will be holding "a big book sale in July" as part of its annual fundraising efforts.

So if people would like to help support they library, they can do so by visiting the book sale at the Pioneer Room on July 18, 19, and 20, and picking out some paperbacks.

The library director said for those who do get a call from someone claiming to be collecting money on behalf of the library, "I would encourage them to say, 'no thank you,' and hang up."

"I just don't want people to lose money," Terry said.

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