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Incident Report for Case #2019-904296

Incident Type

Fraud

Incident Date

10/11/2019 - 2:16 AM

Address

301 Wisconsin Ave. (Madison Masonic Center)

Details

The events manager for the Madison Masonic Center, 301 Wisconsin Ave., contacted the MPD after discovering con artists are using the Masonic Center as part of an internet scam. Criminals have fabricated a nonprofit organization called "Safe Space Relief." The group's website is promoting a "little bright lights charity dinner'" at the Madison Masonic Center. The cost is $250 a couple, and you can donate online. The Madison Masonic Center events manager, who contacted the MPD, says this is all bogus and she fears people might donate and show up for an event that does exist, although the website does not currently list a date for the "dinner." The events manager says it appears crooks pirated an old menu from the Madison Masonic Center, which is now posted as part of the "dinner" promotion.
 

Released 10/16/2019 at 10:30 AM by PIO Joel Despain

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