Minnesota union warns of recount fundraising scam
St. Paul, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota AFL-CIO is warning of fraudulent calls in the labor federation's name to raise money for Democrat Mark Dayton's recount expenses.
The AFL-CIO said Friday that a caller from an unlisted California number solicited a union retiree for money to help Dayton's recount effort in the undecided governor's race. The caller asked for a credit card number.
Secretary-Treasurer Steve Hunter says the Minnesota AFL-CIO isn't soliciting contributions from union retirees, and neither is the national AFL-CIO or Dayton's recount team.
Spokesman Chris Shields said the union has alerted the state attorney general's office about the possible scam.
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