Many are receiving calls asking you to donate to an Amber Alert program. This may be a scam as Washington State Patrol doesn't rely on public donations for the Amber Alert system.

WSP oversees the Amber Alert system in Washington State.

via WSP press release

Neither WSP, local agencies, nor anyone on our behalf is soliciting funds to support the AMBER Alert system in Washington State. The origin of these calls is unknown and WSP currently lacks sufficient information to begin an investigation.

They have also confirmed that the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, along with, are not doing any fundraising or phone solicitations.

Like with any charity, be sure you ask for more information so you know your money is going to the right place.

The Secretary of State’s website

Information on Washington State AMBER Alert Plan here.