State Police warn of phone scam

By Haley Burton

March 18, 2013 Updated Mar 18, 2013 at 12:32 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) New York State Police are warning of a telephone scam.

Police say residents of Delaware and Chenango counties have been receiving calls, soliciting funds for either new uniforms for the troopers or for officers killed or injured in the line of duty.

New York State Police does not solicit funds. State Police receive funding from the state budget and from federal grants.

Police are reminding resident to be cautious about telephone solicitations of any kind, and always know to whom you are speaking.