A "charity" is claiming to have a partnership with Lou Bachrodt Auto Mall to help veterans. Here's what you need to know.

George Schaffner, general manager of Lou Bachrodt Auto Mall, is one of Rockford's charitable organizers and isn't letting a bunch of scammers tarnish that image.

According to WREX, the Michigan based company has been calling Lou Bachrodt Auto Mall customers and asking for money to help veterans.

The group, Foundation for American Veterans, has a forceful approach to callers demanding money. Needless to say, they have a BBB complaints and a bad rating on charitywatch.org.

WREX spoke with Schaffner about the FAV,

Schaffner says they do not have a partnership with Foundation for American Veterans. He says the number that comes up on caller ID is 815-255-8090 and it says "Lou Bachrodt VW." He says when they have called the number back, no one answers.

Be warned. Don't answer a number you don't recognize. If it's important you will get a voice mail or text.

There is an event coming up at Lou Bachrodt Auto Mall that you should know about, though.

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THE Q98.5 STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART BLOOD DRIVE IS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11th AT THE LOU BACHRODT AUTOMALL ON PERRYVILLE ROAD TO BENEFIT THE ROCK RIVER VALLEY BLOOD CENTER.

ALL BLOOD TYPES ARE NEEDED SINCE THE ROCK RIVER VALLEY BLOOD CENTERSERVES ALL HOSPITALS IN NORTHERN ILLINOIS AND SOUTHERN WISCONSIN.

DONATE BETWEEN 8am AND 3pm AND YOU'LL RECEIVE A COLLECTOR'S EDITION T-SHIRT AND REGISTER TO WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO SEE TRAVIS TRITT AT THE CORONADO ON FEB 16!

OUR BLOOD DRIVE HAS SAVED OVER 10,000 LIVES SO FAR, LET'S SAVE HUNDREDS MORE SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11th WITH THE LOU BACHRODT AUTOMALL, FIRST NORTHERN CREDIT UNION AND Q98.5.

*Must be 17 or older, 16 with parental consent to donate.