Liberty in Bellevue is always excited to hear about new groups that are looking out for the betterment of Bellevue and looking for transparency within the borough, its candidates, and its elected officials. As a watchdog group, we think it’s only fair to look into what’s going on in borough chambers and to check out new groups that may surface in the borough. During the last week, we’ve had several candidates contact us with questions about a group called “The Truth Squad.” The candidates received letters from the group with questions, both personal and electoral. Several candidates seems concerned about the group due to not having heard of them before. There’s a general reluctance to respond to the letters because there is no email address, website, or much of anything in terms of contact information. The only information that was included in the letter was the following:
“The Truth Squad” – “For the good of our community.”
B. Leindecker – Chairperson
J.R. Foster – Secretary
Carlie Moser – Research
P.O. Box 41083, Pittsburgh PA 15202
Liberty in Bellevue did some research on the group to no avail. As of April 30th, we were not able to find any information about the group or its members. We Googled the names of the Chairperson, Secretary, and Researcher, with no results. We Googled the name “The Truth Squad” and received no results. We tried to find the group on Facebook, with no results. And we even tried to Google the P.O. Box address, with no results. Perhaps this group is very new and is currently working on contact information, but there seems to be none available as of the release of this article.
We are not sure what to make of the letters, but would like to extend a warning to the candidates to respond at your own risk. Please remember that email is one of the ONLY transparent forms of communication, in which your words cannot be changed or altered. With no information available about the legitimacy of this group, it would be wise to ensure that you’re releasing your information with confidence and protecting yourselves from any form of fraudulence. As a general rule, we suggest that you research anyone that contacts you to ensure that they are in fact a legitimate person, group, or organization.