Solicitation warning from the United Way

The Okanagan Similkameen chapter of the United Way reports that perpetrators may be going door to door in the area asking for donations

The South Okanagan Similkameen chapter of the United Way reports that perpetrators are going door to door in the Shuswap and Vernon areas asking for donations for the United Way.

The funds are being collected using handheld debit machines and donors are sometimes being offered Tim Horton’s gift cards as a “reward” for donating.

Although there are no reports of this happening in the South Okanagan and Similkameen,the United Way in our region wants to remind the public that it does not canvass door to door. Nor do we do not offer rewards to donors or use hand held card readers.

If you are approached to give at your door please decline and contact the RCMP immediately. If you have been victimized please contact your bank to report the transactions and contact your local RCMP at the following non-emergency numbers:

Penticton Kaleden and Okanagan Falls: 250-492-4300

Oliver: 250-498-3433

Osoyoos: 250-495 7236

Keremeos: 250-499-5511

Princeton: 250-295-6911


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