Published: Aug 17, 2010 9:28 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 17, 2010 6:28 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives are warning residents about a telephone scam asking residents, mainly in the Deep Creek area, to set out donated items curbside this Thursday, which coincides with trash day in that area. Residents also say they are getting callbacks from these unknown persons as reminders.

CCSO detectives say the local Salvation Army has nothing to do with this type of phone solicitation for donations. Residents who want to donate to the Salvation Army can continue to call for pickup of furniture and appliances, or drop them off at a Salvation Army location; call 941-629-3170 for information about donations.

Detectives say they are not sure who, or why the callers are asking residents to make a curbside donation. Recyclables put out by the street are for Waste Management to pick up only; other items set out can be taken by anyone.