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City of Kawartha Lakes police warn of clothing donation scam

The City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service are investigating a possible fraud.

A Lindsay resident reported to police they had received a telephone call from a person seeking donations, claiming to be from the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. The caller attempted to have the complainant provide her home address, and asked the woman to leave a bag of clothing out front of her house to be picked up by a staff member of the MS Society.

An investigation revealed that the MS Society does not canvass for donations of clothing in this manner. ThePolice are urging the public to be cautious when being canvassed for donations. Charitable organizations will have contact numbers available, where the public can confirm the authenticity of people canvassing for donations.

Anyone who may have information in regards to this incident ‎is asked to contact the Kawartha Lakes Police Service at (705) 324-5252, or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS).

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Pamela Vanmeerhttps://www.kawartha411.ca/
Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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