Warning issued after ‘rude’ telemarketers pose as Calgary Police

The Calgary police and the Calgary Police Foundation have received numerous calls about rude and aggressive telemarketers, soliciting funds for youth activities.

In a statement, both organizations said they never contact the public by phone to raise money.

The Calgary Police Foundation is a not-for-profit which raises money for youth programs that aim to keep kids safe from crime through education, prevention and early intervention.

Here are a few things to keep in mind should you get a phone call from someone claiming to be with Calgary police or the Calgary Police Foundation.

The foundation:

  • never employs telemarketers to solicit money
  • never asks for your credit card over the phone
  • never engages in rude, aggressive, or confrontational behaviour
  • always adheres to a very friendly and professional code of conduct
  • always encourages you to contact us with any questions about fundraising initiatives or our programs.

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