City of
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District 1

Alder Barbara Harrington-McKinney

Alder Barbara Harrington-McKinney

Alder Barbara Harrington-McKinney

Contact Information

Home Address:

1209 Dayflower Drive
Madison , WI 53719

Council Office

Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Alder Harrington-McKinney’s Updates

THANKSGIVING IS!

November 23, 2017 8:09 AM

 

I would like to share this poem on THANKSGIVING DAY. 

Thanksgiving is
A time of gratitude .....
Thanksgiving is
A time to reflect on the changes,
To remember that we, too, grow and change
From one season of life to another.
Thanksgiving is
A time of changing seasons, when leaves turn golden
In autumn's wake and apples are crisp
In the first chill breezes of fall.
Let us remember the true meaning of Thanksgiving.
As we see the beauty of Autumn,
Let us acknowledge the many blessings which are our...
Let us think of our families and friends
And let us give thanks in our hearts.
- Anonymous

 Pass this important information along. Thanksgiving is a joyous time for most; but can be a lonely and isolated time for others. REACH OUT TO OUR SENIORs.

Scam artists continue to target older Madisonians

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 3:07pm

Family and friends urged to pass on information 

The Madison area has been targeted again recently by scam artists who are convincing people to send large amounts of money, in multiple payments, in order to help their grandson out of a legal jam. The victims receive tearful calls from someone pretending to be their grandson. This person would also hand the phone off to someone claiming to be a police officer. The victims are then told that the grandson had been a passenger in a car where drugs were found, and money was needed for bail money and legal fees. The caller cautions the victims that no one else should learn of the bind their grandson was in, as he did not want his parents to know. The caller is also convincing the victims not to call or contact the grandson, as that will cause further legal problems for him.

In the current cases, the victims are instructed to send large amounts of cash, wrapped up in cellophane and magazines, and then placed into an envelope. The package is then being sent to various addresses in Michigan through FedEx in these current cases.

These are the specific details of the current scam being reported to our department. Please be aware that the details of the caller's story may vary a bit.
We are asking people to please spread the word that this scam is going around Madison again, and share the details listed above. Please check in specifically with your elderly family members and friends, and share this information with them, as they seem to be a focused target group.
We are also notifying the area financial institutions, and asking them to take a proactive stance with their customers who they may notice are withdrawing large amounts of cash.

A legitimate law enforcement official would not ask someone to send large amounts of cash through the mail, as it is technically against the law to send these amounts of cash in that manner. If you have been the victim of this type of a situation, please report the incident to your local police department.

Contacts: 

Joel DeSpain, (608) 266-4897, jdespain@cityofmadison.com




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