Ridgefield residents are reporting receiving calls asking for donations on behalf of the police department. The Ridgefield Police Department does not solicit donations by phone. The Ridgefield Police Union and The Ridgefield P.B.A only do fundraising through the mail. Ridgefield Police cautioned residents to be wary of phone requests because some fraudulent fundraisers claim that donations will benefit police, when in fact no money goes to the department at all. Police are also cautioning residents to beware of sound-alikes. Some try to fool people by using names that are very similar to those of legitimate, well-known charities or organizations.