Wappingers Falls police: Scammers trying to make money off their free 'Trunk or Treat' event

The department says that its "Trunk or Treat" event is free to the public, that it is free to participate, and free to be a vender/trunk participant.

News 12 Staff

Oct 20, 2022, 11:19 AM

Updated 548 days ago

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Wappingers Falls police are warning residents about scam surrounding their Halloween event.
The department says that its "Trunk or Treat" event is free to the public, that it is free to participate, and free to be a vender/trunk participant.
There have been reports that scammers have made calls trying to get money from people for the event.
The PBA Facebook says they would never individually solicit money for fees (not advertised on our flyers) through Facebook, Paypal, any cash apps (except Venmo - used and accepted only at in-person events), gift cards, money orders, Apple Pay or any other way to exchange funds other than cash/check or verified website posted by our official PBA.
They ask that if you paid money to any person to participate in the free event, please contact the police department at (845) 297-1011.
The event starts with a parade at 1 p.m. on Saturday.


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