November 25, 2014 5:17 am
Updated: November 25, 2014 6:53 pm

Children’s Wish Foundation warns of fundraising fraudsters

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HALIFAX – The Children’s Wish Foundation is urging residents to take caution after reports of fraudulent fundraising in the Halifax area.

The foundation has received reports of people pretending to collect donations for the organization in offices, restaurants and other stores in the Burnside area and possibly in parts of Halifax.

The fraudsters reportedly perform songs with a guitar then ask for donations.

“The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada does not solicit funds in this fashion in public places,” reads a statement from the organization.

“Furthermore, the Foundation has not given permission to anyone to solicit funds on behalf of Children’s Wish in this way.”

The foundation said it may approach local businesses in the coming weeks to participate in its Ugly Christmas Sweater campaign, but representatives will bring a letter of authentication with them signed by Nova Scotia chapter leader Cheryl Matthews.

Anyone witnessing this fake fundraising is asked to call Halifax Regional Police.

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