LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Callers are claiming to be the Louisville Metro Police Foundation raising money officers and charities, but the organization says this is a scam.

They don't want you to fall for it and give out your credit card information. 

Barry Denton, the Executive Director of the Louisville Metro Police Foundation, says the organization doesn't make cold calls. 

He says the culprits are using their name and pretending to raise money for the charity event 'Shop with a Cop' this year. 

"A lot of people fall for this because they want to help the police," LMPD Foundation president Barry Denton said. "They want to help the children that the police help and it has become a serious problem but this time every year, people start getting phone calls."

The Better Business Bureau says during the holiday season more scams can pop up and you should do some research before deciding to donate. 

"If it's a legitimate charity, they will take your money today, tomorrow, next week or next month. So when they do contact you, do your homework first. Ask a bunch of questions," the BBB's Reanna Smith-Hamblin said.

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