Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Fundraising Scam
(Ottawa) — The Ottawa Police Organized Fraud Unit is advising the public about fraudulent solicitation using the name of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Residents have reported that throughout January 2015 - February 2015 a suspicious male has been going door-to-door collecting money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
The suspect has presented outdated pamphlets and often fraudulently re-presents himself as a paramedic, a firefighter or a police officer.
Suspect description- White male, 40's, 6'(183 cm), athletic, clean shaved, short hair.
Ottawa Police have contacted the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society who confirmed that at this time there are no current fundraisers or upcoming race.
Citizens are encouraged to contact officials of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society directly at 416-661-9541 or 1-800-668-8326 or visit their website atwww.llscanada.org<http://www.llscanada.org><http://www.llscanada.org%3chttp:/www.llscanada.org%3e> verify the list of participants.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call Ottawa Police Service at 613-236-1222, ext.7300. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477(TIPS), toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 or by downloading the Ottawa Police iOS app.
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