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2014-04-04 at 11:37

Fraudulent phone calls seek hospital donations

By Leith Dunick, tbnewswatch.com
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Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre say a recent spate of phone calls soliciting donations are not legitimate.

In a release issued Friday, the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation said they’ve had several reports from people receiving phone calls looking for monetary donations in both Thunder Bay and other Northwestern Ontario communities.

“The Health Sciences Foundation is not making phone solicitations. People are advised to report these calls to the municipal police,” said spokeswoman Kelly Arnold.

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The Cougar says:
Its a shame you have to be so skeptical nowadays. It's a good rule to never make any donations over the phone.
4/4/2014 11:53:16 AM
Arch Stanton says:
We have had a number of such calls - as well as bogus bank calls recently.

If you have call-display and see area code 876 with any such call asking for your private bank details, hang up. (876 is the code for Jamaica.)
4/4/2014 11:55:15 AM
homelessteen says:
I received a call at my business yesterday asking to donate to summer camp programs for kids at TBRHSC. I'm glad I didn't break my rule about sticking to the budget. They almost had me.

Using the premise of sending sick kids to camp is just low.
4/4/2014 12:53:28 PM
humnchuck says:
This week received several phony emailed documents that list as coming from "Xerox Workcentre" but are actually from an external address. (for those who don't use one, larger copier and fax units allow you to scan images and email them)
4/4/2014 4:04:30 PM
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