Clothing donation fraud in Lindsay

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The City of Kawartha Lakes, Ont. police are investigating a potential fraud after someone posed as a staff member of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada and tried to collect donations of used clothing from a Lindsay resident.

The resident received a phone call from a person claiming to be from the MS Society who was seeking donations, said Insp. Will Herbert.

The caller asked for the resident’s home address and for her to leave a bag of clothes in front of her house.

Be cautious of similar clothing donation requests

The investigation determined that the MS Society does not canvas for donations of clothing in this manner.

“The public are urged to be cautious when be canvassed for donations,” Herbert said. “Charitable organizations will have contact numbers available, where the police can confirm the authenticity of people canvassing for donations.”

Read more at The Peterborough Examiner

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.