Fort St John RCMP receive multiple reports of potential door-to-door canvasser scams

Fort St John

2023-11-17 11:15 HNP

Dossier nº Door-to-door canvasers

Under the Official Languages Act, this office provides services to the public in English only. You will find general information in both official languages at bc.rcmp.ca and www.rcmp.ca

Aux termes de la Loi sur les langues officielles, ce bureau n'offre des services au public qu'en anglais. Vous trouverez des renseignements généraux dans les deux langues officielles au cb.grc.ca et www.grc.ca.

On Thursday, November 16, 2023, the Fort St John RCMP received a number of suspicious persons reports in regards to individuals that were door-to-door canvassing representing the Canadian Red Cross Society and UNICEF Canada. Community members were concerned the individuals involved were conducting a potential scam and requested police investigate.

The Fort St John RCMP were made aware by both agencies, as well as the World Wildlife Fund-Canada, earlier in November that door-to-door canvassing campaigns were planned for the week of November 13-19, 2023.

As a result of the reports received, the Fort St John RCMP reached out to representatives of both agencies to determine more fully what the preferred methods of donation were and both agencies relayed that they do not request cash but rather debit/credit or void cheque as the preferred method for donation.

Both agencies said they had received inquiries during the week into this matter and confirmed that they are conducting internal investigations into potential scam allegations where individuals were alleged to have requested cash.

Both agencies also confirm that canvassers have completed their canvass of the community and as of today, November 17 are no longer in Fort St John.

Diffusé par :

Gend. Chad Neustaeter

Agent des relations avec les m├ędias
GRC de Fort St. John
10648, 100e Rue, Fort St. John (C.-B.) V1J 3Z6
Bureau : 250-787-8100
Télécopieur : 250-787-8133

Courriel : chad.neustaeter@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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