On Monday, a New Canaan resident received a phone call from a female caller who said she was raising funds for local K9 units for this area of the state.

When the resident asked the caller if the New Canaan Police knew she was calling, the caller said yes. The caller also told the resident the call center was based in Waterbury and asked for the resident's address.

The toll-free number given by the caller was 866-463-1792.

The New Canaan Police Department has not authorized any fundraisers for K9s in Connecticut. As in the past, donations for the New Canaan K9 Program can be made directly to Captain Leon Krolikowski.

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