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DPS says: 'Just say no to telemarketers'

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The Department of Public Safety is warning Texans to be wary of any private charitable solicitations by telemarketers on behalf of the department.

DPS has received a number of complaints over the years from citizens complaining of rudeness and high pressure tactics being used by individuals using the good name and/or logo of the department and often times in conjunction with the untimely death of a state trooper. 

Private organizations cannot use names, symbols or statements that are similar to those used by the Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Rangers or other police agencies in a manner that is intended to confuse or mislead a person being solicited.

DPS advises citizens to not give money to these groups. 

Some groups include in their names the terms, "Texas Rangers," State Troopers," "Texas Highway Patrol," or "Department of Public Safety." 

If you are contacted by a group believed to be misrepresenting itself as part of the Texas Department of Public Safety, contact the Consumer Protection Division of the Texas Attorney General’s Office at 1-800-621-0508.


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