It was brought to our attention Monday, July 23, 2018, that individuals in multiple states received a letter purportedly from the Pennsylvania State Council of Lions Clubs along with a check with the account number for our Disaster Relief Account through PNC Bank.  These letters and checks were not issued by the Lions of Pennsylvania.  Actions were immediately taken to freeze the account in question, and after discussions with PNC, the account was subsequently closed.  At no time were our funds compromised.  Additionally, we reported this incident to the Pennsylvania State Police, Lower Paxton Township Police Department and the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Bureau of Consumer Protection, and we will fully cooperate with any follow-up action that may be required.


If you received one of these letters, please understand that this is a scam, and these letters and checks were not issued by our organization.  For additional information on similar scams, please visit the following links on the Federal Trade Commission website: and  If you have received one of these letters or cashed the check, we encourage you to file a complaint with the FTC at the following link:


We appreciate your attention to this matter, and please do not hesitate to contact our office with any additional questions or concerns at or 717-564-2586.


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