KSDK – The Alton Police Department is warning the public about a scam targeting the generosity of our community.

In a Facebook post, the department says at least one city employee received a call from someone claiming to be from Illinois State Police requesting they donate to “the family of the recently fallen officer.”

This is a scam.

According to the post, “ISP is not conducting a fundraising campaign of this nature at this time.”

EVENTS: How to help the family of Officer Snyder

If you would like to donate to the family of Officer Snyder, please direct your donation to either The BackStoppers Inc. or the St. Louis County Police Welfare Association and mark the donation with “P.O. Blake Snyder” or “In honor of P.O. Blake Snyder.”

If you receive this call, police advise you to end the conversation without providing any personal information or money.