Police are asking business owners and community members to be aware of fraudulent phone solicitations.
Cops say local businesses in the city have received calls from individuals claiming to be associated with the Winnipeg Police Service or the Winnipeg Police Association. During the call, a request is made for the business to buy advertising space in an upcoming magazine or publication, according to a news release.
Officials are reminding business owners and individuals who receive a call asking for money to support a local charity or non-profit agency to request the information to be sent in writing.
Legitimate organizations will have no problem providing this information and they do not ask for credit card information over the phone, the statement reads.
The Winnipeg Police Service’s patrol area includes its East District, which includes northeast Winnipeg.
For more fraud protection information, visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre’s website at http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca.