Fallen RCMP Family Fund / Scam Alert

This specific scam no longer appears to be active however,we are leaving it up for information purposes and because this method of misrepresentation will likley arise again in the future.

It was with regret that the RCMP had to alert the public to a charity scam claiming to be in the interest of the fallen officers in Alberta, in early 2005.

“It is disturbing that at this time of national mourning there are individuals
taking advantage of the situation for personal gain,” said Chief Superintendent
Wayne Watson, Director of the RCMP's Commercial Crime Branch in Ottawa. “As with any charity scam, we urge the public to ask questions and be
vigilant.”

These solicitations have occurred by phone and internet-based solicitations
can be expected. As is the case with all charity scams, the public is urged
to exercise due caution.

Those who feel they may have been victimized by a scam charity are advised to contact their local police and the PhoneBusters National Call Centre at
1-888-495-8501.

We continue to thank Canadians for their prayers, thoughts and good wishes at
what continues to be a difficult time for us all.

Fallen RCMP Family Fund
the only approved and legitimate sites for donations were:

1. Emergency Services Credit Union Ltd. 14909 – 121A Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5V 1P3

2. Any bank branch in Canada can transfer funds to the Fallen RCMP Family Fund at account # 10799 899 01 8103202 (there must be spaces between the numbers, not dashes).

Deposits were collected until March 31, 2005.

 

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