Bay St. George RCMP are advising of a fundraising scam on the go in Port au Port East.
On Tuesday of last week police received a complaint of the scam, which involved residents of the community receiving calls soliciting money for a school fundraiser at St. Thomas Aquinas school. The fraudsters were successful in obtaining money from some residents.
The public is advised that although there are many legitimate fundraisers taking place year-round, if you have suspicions regarding their legitimacy contact the event's organizers or the police with any questions or concerns.
If you have any information regarding similar events in the area, contact Bay St. George RCMP at 709-643-2118. To remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (TIPS is 8477), by Secure Web Tips at www.nlcrimestoppers.com or by downloading the free and secure mobile app.
Search your App Store for "P3 Tips". Electronic tips submitted to Crime Stoppers are encrypted, entirely confidential and completely anonymous.