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Health unit issues warning about fraudulent fundraising

The Sudbury & District Health Unit is warning the public about two adolescent females who are misrepresenting themselves as fundraisers for the FOCUS Community Project.
The Sudbury & District Health Unit is warning the public about two adolescent females who are misrepresenting themselves as fundraisers for the FOCUS Community Project.

FOCUS is a coalition of community partners taking action to prevent substance abuse and related injuries.

The two teenagers are going door to door in the O?Connor Street area of the City of Greater Sudbury selling chocolate bars on behalf of FOCUS.

?No one involved with the FOCUS Community Project is currently selling chocolate bars as a fundraiser,? says Tammy Sauvé, a public health nurse who is the project lead. ?These two young women do not represent the organization and their fundraising campaign does not benefit the FOCUS Project?s Injury Prevention Programs.?

Sauvé reminds the public to always ask for identification when canvassed by a fundraiser and to check that the product being sold is clearly marked as representing the agency or group doing the fundraising.

Residents are urged to call the Greater Sudbury Police Service at 675-9171 if they are approached by this fundraising scam.


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