A day after London Police issued a warning over a negligent driving email scam, the Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex is warning of a door to door scam.
Communications Manager Bruce Wray tells AM980 they were first alerted to the scam on Thursday.
“We got a call from a member of the public saying that they had been approached at their door by someone who said they were representing the Alzheimer Society and were going door to door looking for donations to support our programs and services. That person called us to let us know. She was suspicious because he had no identification; he had basically a clipboard and a piece of paper.”
The Alzheimer Society does not currently employ anyone for door to door solicitations. So far, they’ve only received one report of this scam.
“It’s important to get the word out there that it is the time of year where people will try to take advantage of the giving season. So just general awareness for everyone to be aware of that and to be careful where they put their charitable monies to.”
If someone comes to your door claiming they do, Wray says the best way to handle the situation would be to close the door on them and call the police non-emergency line at 519-661-5670.